Router selection

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Dec 17th, 2009
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I have two ISPs and I need traffic from my servers (web, email, vpn) go for ISP1 and web browsing for ISP2. I think I have to put a router and use PBR for redirect traffic to ISP1 or  ISP2, and use PAT for ISP2.   I have a lan with about 75 users and an ISP1 throughput of about 3 Mbps and ISP2 of 8 Mbps. Which router I have to choose? Can be enough an 881? Or better 1811?


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paolo bevilacqua Thu, 12/17/2009 - 06:08
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You  should use a minimum of a 1841 for this, with the appropriate ADSL HWIC.

jmprats Fri, 12/18/2009 - 00:32
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No, my ISP provide me with an ADSL modem, so I only need a router (without WIC) because I have to do PBR (ASA can't do that) for sending web servers to the SHDSL modem and browsing to ADSL modem

paolo bevilacqua Fri, 12/18/2009 - 02:14
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Still recommend aminium of a 1841 with an additional HWIC FE.

Rick Morris Fri, 12/18/2009 - 08:12
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I am not an SE but from some quick skimming of branch office routers it appears that a 886 ISR will provide what you need.

Here is the link:

Integrate Access, Wireless, and Security

Integrate Internet access over ADSL2/2+, security, and wireless services onto a single, highly secure device. The Cisco 886 Integrated Services Router offers broadband speeds and simplified management to small businesses, enterprise small branches, and teleworkers.

The Cisco 886 Integrated Services Router provides:

  • Firewall
  • Content filtering
  • VPNs and WLANs at broadband speeds
  • Easy deployment
  • Centralized management features

Customize Your Router Services

Available options on the Cisco 886 Integrated Services Router include:

  • Built-in advanced security, including intrusion prevention, Group Encrypted Transport VPN, and Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
  • Up to 20 VPN tunnels
  • ADSL2/2+ over ISDN support
  • WAN connection with multiple access options
  • Business continuity with primary and backup connections, including third-generation wireless and ISDN
  • Four 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet managed switch ports with optional Power over Ethernet (PoE) on two switch ports
  • Integrated access points based on the IEEE 802.11n standard, using MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) to improve coverage for existing and new clients
  • Cisco Unified Wireless LAN Management

Cisco Configuration Professional software also helps to simplify management, and a universal software image allows you to easily expand with software activation.

However, I do agree with Paolo on his recommendation.


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