Hi... I need to get a router but am unsure of which model to purchase. I will have about 200 users going through the router. The WAN side will be 10M and the LAN side can be 10/100. I also want to be able to put a switchport card in.
I was looking at the 2811 but I can't find any information as to how many users this model will support.
Thanks in advance
Yes, beside "number of users" is just meant to be a quick indication to non-technical people to help them understand why you buy a big router for large branch and a small one for home-office. I know it sounds obvious :)
Here attached a doc with perf in pps.
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It's a bit difficult to answer your question because you note 200 users without defining what's the expected traffic per user, and you also mention the need for a switchport card (how many ports?).
You do note the WAN side will be 10 M(bs) (Ethernet?) and the LAN side 10/100. According to a Cisco performance sheet often seen on these forums (and attached), the 2811 can push about 61 Mbps, also with no services. (Also remember to half that for two way traffic). I recall seeing, but can't find a reference, the 2811 supporting dual T1 links by Cisco. If true, you probably can count on at least 3 Mbps but perhaps as much as 30 Mbps for duplex traffic. I suspect a 2811 could probably handle your 10 Mbps WAN.
If your WAN will be Ethernet, you might also consider Metro Ethernet L3 switches or even some LAN L3 switches, e.g. Cisco Catalyst 3560-8PC.