Were we sold the wrong product? We installed 2 NM-1A-T3/E3 cards in our 3845, upgraded to c3845-entservicesk9-mz.124-24.T3.bin, but the interfaces show up as ATMX/0 instead of serialX/0.
We need to set up frame relay encapsulation. I can't find ay examples that show how to set this up on a ATM interface (actually it's not possible) and I don't see any current production T3 cards available for the 3845 other than the "non-A" NM-1-T3/E3 (unless the old 7000-series T3 WICs are recommended for this configuration.) Or were we sold a NM-1A-T3/E3 instead of a NM-1-T3/E3, which I was given to understand has been superceded by the NM-1A-T3/E3?
Did we buy the wrong hardware? Is it even possible to set up a T3 with frame relay encapsulation on a 3845?
you have received the "wrong hardware": however, be aware that FR and ATM PVCs can interwork using FR-ATM interworking this job can be done by the WAN provider.
If it is so, you have high probability to be able to use these network modules if a SP network is in the middle.
For example one of my customer had a backup network with central sites connected via ATM interfaces and remote sites using serial interfaces with FR encapsulation.
An ATM PVC is identified by vpi/vci values instead only of a single DLCI value but this is not a problem with service interworking.
Hope to help