7500 as Internet Router

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Jan 22nd, 2008

We have two 7507 routers chasis sitting idle in our store room. There is need to setup Internet gateway which can handle multiple STM-1 capacity. We have our own Public AS Number and we are connecting to Tier-1 Internet backbone through undersea submarine cable. Our first connection will be to our Internet upstream provider. I wish to know if I can use 7507 for this purpose and what card module do I need to purchase to meet my requirements, any other advice will be highly welcome.

Note: I am aware 7507 has reached EOL and we've order 2 7609 but it will take Cisco 6 months to deliver and install and we can't wait.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

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Paolo Bevilacqua Tue, 01/22/2008 - 09:05

What is the exact hardware equipment you have on the 7500's ? Down to RSP model/memory, VIP which version/memory, exact port adapter.

Without this info it's impossible to say if what you have is up to the job or not.

Note, you can easily buy 7600 / 6500 (they are the same thing) from many official dealers, they have them in stock.

exchange1 Tue, 01/22/2008 - 10:15


We have 6506 and 6504 with this config:

6506#sh module

Supervisor Engine 720 WS-SUP720-3B

Policy Feature Card WS-F6K-PFC3B


Can this 6500s do the work?

What else do we need?

I will get the info on the 7507 soonest.


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