851w vs 2620XM

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Jun 13th, 2008

I want to put a router in my house should i go with the 851w or the 2620XM????? thanks =) or any other suggestions

I have this problem too.
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thotsaphon Fri, 06/13/2008 - 13:03


If you only want to use a fastethernet to be a wan interface then 851w is fine for home-use.Cisco 2620XM will provide you WIC slots and a network module.You can add any WAN interfaces in it but you have to separately purchase all of them.



miguelv06 Fri, 06/13/2008 - 13:28

for home use will i need any wic??? or module?? beside a switch module that has the 851w included...??

thotsaphon Fri, 06/13/2008 - 13:52


It depends on the media that ISP provides to you in your country. 851w provides you a fastethernet to be a wan interface. Just in case you want to change the media to be ADSL,Lease-Line then cisco 851w router will not give you to do that. Cisco 2620xm will do. That's why cisco 800 series give us many wan types.



miguelv06 Fri, 06/13/2008 - 13:55

i have a cable connection of 20Mb/s. with the company bright house they put a litle modem on my house that converts coaxial to ethernet =) hope this helps

thotsaphon Fri, 06/13/2008 - 13:59


If that's currently a wan interface type then cisco 851w is fine to be used.

Thanks for providing the important information


miguelv06 Fri, 06/13/2008 - 14:02

so in your opinion the 851 will be a better solution than a 2620xm? even though i has less memory?? is there any benefits buying the 2620xm for "home use"

pst: i have 2 servers inside my house...


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