Routing two subnets

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Apr 9th, 2008
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Could anyone suggest a low end router that would be suitable for my company's needs? Here's what we're trying to do:

We had a sister company in a remote location initially but we're now in the same building. Both companies have their own ISPs and use IPCop as their gateways/firewalls for their ISPs. We used to connect both subnets via VPN, but now that we're under the same roof, it's become redundant.

We're looking for a small router that will be able to route interlan traffic while we maintain our ISPs. Traffic between subnets won't be very high as only a few users will be going across to each side. Any suggestions?

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paolo bevilacqua Wed, 04/09/2008 - 04:15
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You can use an 871 or 1841 for that. Both have 1 FE and 1 set of switched ports. The latter is modular and you can put a card to connect your internet directly. Do not expect to be able to make copies at FE wire-speed with either models.

For that you could use a small l3 switch like 3560-8PC that is very small and smart.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!


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