Choosing A Router

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Jun 11th, 2008

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

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

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5855/product_data_sheet0900aecd8016a8e8.html

2800 data sheet

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5854/ps5882/product_data_sheet0900aecd8016fa68_ps5854_Products_Data_Sheet.html

Narayan

Joseph W. Doherty Wed, 06/11/2008 - 17:53

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.

NB:

This suggestion is based on Table 1 in: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5854/prod_qas0900aecd80169bd6.html (note recommendation includes E1s) and for the 1841 "Wire-speed performance for concurrent services at T1/E1 WAN rates" in: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5875/index.html.

Mark Yeates Wed, 06/11/2008 - 18:13

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,

Mark

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