Best Router for a 40 node network

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Nov 12th, 2009

I have a client that is building a new network and I would like recommendations for a router and switch for a single server, 40 workstation LAN. They will be providing VPN access for home users and have a VPN connection to another site overseas. I am a bit confused over which Cisco router would be the cheapest, most efficient solution.


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Leo Laohoo Sun, 11/15/2009 - 18:29

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers Data Sheet

Network Security Features for Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 Platform

Cisco Services Ready Engine Data Sheet

I don't know about "cheapest" but in the WAN/LAN/WLAN arena, I firmly believe in the old addage "you get what you paid for".

Note that the information provided by me and Collin are just for the routers. You didn't specify if you need switches. Both the 1800 ISR and 1900 ISR2 routers will not support switch modules. If you want to have a router and a 8, 16, 24 or 48 port switch module built-in to the router, you need to look at the next model up, the 2800 ISR or the 2900 ISR2.

Hope this helps.

Leo Laohoo Mon, 01/18/2010 - 20:29

Hi Caleb,

The procedure is not for the password recovery of the new ISR G2 but for the old Catalyst switches.


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