new to ATM

Unanswered Question
Jan 14th, 2008

Hi Gurus,

I am new to ATM. We need to setup WAN connectivity over ATM. It is a 2 Mbps link.

Which router should i consider and what card will i require.

I would also require assistance w.r.t configuration.

Please help.


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Paolo Bevilacqua Mon, 01/14/2008 - 10:09


Allow me to correct Mounir for once, the 800 series routers do not support do not support ATM.

You need a minimum of a 1841 with AIM-ATM and VWIC-MFT-xE1 or VWIC2-MFT-xE1/T1 support a 2mbps circuit with ATM. There is also bundles available that comprises both parts.


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saimbt Mon, 01/14/2008 - 21:41

I have a Cisco 3745 router and we are planning to enable a 2 Mbps ATM connection on it.

At this moment we are not sure whether the output would be on RJ45 or a co-axial cable.

Following is the sh ver of the router

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3700 Software (C3745-IPBASE-M), Version 12.3(9d), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(6r) [cmong 6r], RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

ROM: 3700 Software (C3745-IPBASE-M), Version 12.3(9d), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

System image file is "flash:c3745-ipbase-mz.123-9d.bin"

cisco 3745 (R7000) processor (revision 2.0) with 249856K/12288K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID JHY0921K0E7

R7000 CPU at 350MHz, Implementation 39, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2, 2048KB L3 Cache

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.

2 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

4 Serial network interface(s)

1 ISDN Basic Rate interface(s)

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity disabled.

151K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

31360K bytes of ATA System CompactFlash (Read/Write)

Please let us know the relevant cards that would be required for make this connection UP and running.

I could find a few information.

AIM-ATM-1E1 Bundle of AIM-ATM and VWIC-1MFT-E1


Please validate and kindly update.


Paolo Bevilacqua Tue, 01/15/2008 - 01:47

Hi, as mentioned above you need to purchase the cards or bundle to activate the ATM circuit. Any reputable cisco reseller or partner should be able to procure them.

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saimbt Tue, 01/15/2008 - 02:27

Is there a need for the AIM as well or only the card will do?


Paolo Bevilacqua Tue, 01/15/2008 - 03:20

Yes, you need the AIM that means ATM Integration Module. Else, I would have not mentioned it.

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saimbt Tue, 01/15/2008 - 07:43

thank you so much.... is it possible to send me some sample configuration that will help..


marikakis Tue, 01/15/2008 - 12:08

Hello Paolo,

The rating drop-down appears only if the user is logged in. Otherwise user only sees a simple web link. :-)

Kind Regards,


Paolo Bevilacqua Tue, 01/15/2008 - 12:19

Will replace standard footer then !

On the other hand, one must log in to ask and ask :)

Thanks Maria!


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