Choosing A Router

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Jun 11th, 2008
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Can someone help me choose a router or a combo of routers to connect 7 remote locations back to my main office using point-to-point T1 circuit. Do I need multiple routers or is there a single router that can do it at my main sight.

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royalblues Wed, 06/11/2008 - 12:10
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You can choose a 38xx series like the 3845 with VWICs-2MFT-T1/E1 cards at the main site whereas use a 28xx like the 2811 or 2801 at the branch office

3800 data sheet

2800 data sheet


Joseph W. Doherty Wed, 06/11/2008 - 17:53
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Narayan's suggestion is fine, but depending on your budget, you might also consider minimal necessary sized routers. For instance, at the HQ, either a 3825, 2851 or even 2821 might suffice. At the remotes, perhaps a 1841.


This suggestion is based on Table 1 in: (note recommendation includes E1s) and for the 1841 "Wire-speed performance for concurrent services at T1/E1 WAN rates" in:

Mark Yeates Wed, 06/11/2008 - 18:13
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On top of these great suggestions you should also account for any future expansion. You can definitely meet your requirements in a single router.

Good luck,



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