1700 series router - which WIC's?

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Jan 20th, 2008

I've got a 1700 series router that I would like to set up at home.

I currently don't have any WICs, so I'm guessing that I need to buy 2 (one for inside, one for outside).

Because our internet connection is >10mbps, I'll need Fast Ethernet.

Would 2 of these work?


Or is there a better way?

Also, can this router handle incoming VPN connections?

EDIT: I forgot to mention, this will be using a cable internet connection.

I have this problem too.
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Brandon Buffin Mon, 01/21/2008 - 10:29

I'm not sure which 1700 you have, but it should have at least 1 ethernet port built in. You can use this for your LAN interface. If you have 2 ethernet ports, you can use one for your LAN and one for your WAN. If you only have one ethernet port, then one of the 4-port switch WICs will do the job.

The 1700 series can terminate VPN connections assuming you have the proper IOS and feature set.

Hope this helps. If so, please rate the post.



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