Is there any WAN fiber module for router 2800?

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Oct 24th, 2009
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Folks, I know 2800 routers are designed to handle less than 20Mbps WAN links.


Someone told there is a fiber module (in which I could connect fiber directly to the 2800 router module). I can't find such module so far.


Anyone can confirm whether there is such fiber module/connector for 2800?

Correct Answer by Giuseppe Larosa about 7 years 8 months ago

Hello Marlon,

what are looking for?

a GE with fiber optic to be used as WAN port.

Or you are looking for a real WAN port that is fiber based:

the second means:

ATM or POS STM-1 155 Mbps as a minimum and it is not supported on this class of devices


see


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


you can have up to serial E3/T3 or ATM E3/T3 but these are based on BNC.

To be noted that WAN provider can usually deploy some external device to carry an E3 or T3 over fiber.


if you look for a GE fiber based module some etherswitch module supports it, but they are too expensive and in this case I would look for an external media converter


Hope to help

Giuseppe


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paolo bevilacqua Sat, 10/24/2009 - 11:29
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Which exact router? There are 4 models in the 2800 series. And, everything is explained in the data sheet.

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Giuseppe Larosa Sat, 10/24/2009 - 11:31
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Hello Marlon,

what are looking for?

a GE with fiber optic to be used as WAN port.

Or you are looking for a real WAN port that is fiber based:

the second means:

ATM or POS STM-1 155 Mbps as a minimum and it is not supported on this class of devices


see


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


you can have up to serial E3/T3 or ATM E3/T3 but these are based on BNC.

To be noted that WAN provider can usually deploy some external device to carry an E3 or T3 over fiber.


if you look for a GE fiber based module some etherswitch module supports it, but they are too expensive and in this case I would look for an external media converter


Hope to help

Giuseppe


news2010a Sat, 10/24/2009 - 14:52
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In this case it would be a GE with fiber optic adapter to be used a WAN port.

In this case it would be a 2845. Thanks for the explanation.

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A 2845?

No such model exists.

Leo Laohoo Sun, 10/25/2009 - 14:50
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Yes there is! It's a mutant between a 3745 and a 2800. No Data Sheet included.


He he he ...

whit_richardson Tue, 10/27/2009 - 06:38
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If you want to run fiber based WAN, i.e. OC3 etc. you should use the 3800 series like the 3825 or 3845. They can be had for a decent price for used. 2800's are branch routers and Cisco doesn't expect branches run anything over IMA bundles.


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