We have just bought a new site adjacent to our current site and need to bring it onto our network. We currently have 1 subnet at present so no routers. The new subnet will host up to 50 users. Most servers will stay on the original site so there will be a fair bit of data coming over from the new site and all phones on the new site will be VoIP.
Looking at the Cisco kit and around the net I was thinking of the Cisco 2800 series. I know these units are all modular so was hoping for some advice on what I would need to spec on the box as I am unfamiliar with terminology. I was going to run two cables (Cat6e) between the sites (in case one ever suffers a break). The router would be on the main site and would need to have two RJ45 ports - one to connect to the existing office subnet and one to connect to the new office subnet. Is this standard on the 2800 series or do I need an additional module that hosts these two ports?
For future needs I was also wondering if it would be worth specking the two ports on the router at 1000Mb/s rather than 100Mb/s if that option is available.
I was hoping for some advice to see if I am going down the correct lines or if there might be a better solution on offer.
Many thanks for any assistance given.