We are int he process of upgrading our WAN to higher speed data links back to our head office.
We have a number of remote sites, which we be getting either 4Mb/s and 6Mb/s data pipes (over the carrier MPLS network) back to head office.
At the moment each site has 2600 routers in place. We need a solution which will not only be able to route at those speeds, but also provide QoS. I know the 2800 series has QoS and i am pretty certain it can route traffic at those speeds. But i am not 100% certain.
Can anyone tell me what the cheapest model of router possible for this solution would be? I am pretty rusty on hardware.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
Well, the 28xx aren't cheap. You might find a sweet spot with an 8 port 3560 that delivers lot of bang for the buck.
In telecom industry we still talk megabits, cisco is no exception.