Remote Access for Router

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Sep 2nd, 2009
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We currently use modems for out-of-band access to our routers - but these are proving very unreliable.

We've looked into basic terminal servers (with integrated modem) but these cost too much for basic remote access onto a router console port over PSTN.

Just wondered if anyone had any suggesitons on an alternative to our current modem option - or a decent modem that works well with the Cisco console port.?

Thanks for any help


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Collin Clark Wed, 09/02/2009 - 08:52
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I use USRobotics Sportster modems (33.6) and they have been very reliable.

john.pepper Thu, 09/03/2009 - 07:45
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Many thanks for the reply Colin.

We do use modems but not this kind. I'll try one out.



cisco24x7 Thu, 09/03/2009 - 10:04
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US Robotics 56k Faxmodem is the winner for me. It's been working for almost four years without a glitch. The Model number is 5686E.

john.pepper Thu, 09/03/2009 - 13:34
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Many thanks to you all for the replies and informaiton. It's what makes this forum worthwhile.

All the best.....John

pompeychimes Thu, 09/03/2009 - 19:06
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In my experience MultiTech modems are the best for Cisco devices. A close second is USR's Courier business modem. Both are pricey but both offer password security. The Multitech is also very simple to reconfigure remotely.


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