I'm currently implementing a remote network management system for the radio equipment product that we sold to one of our customers and it involves the use of Cisco routers 2600 & 3600. I'm a newbie in Cisco products (just studied the IOS commands for 3 days). Each of the remote radio equipment will be connected to a 2600 router (we have 4 sites each with 4 radio equipment). The 2600 routers are in turn connected to a 3600 router via 2 Mbit/s leased line. The equipment are managed from the 3600 router. I use TCP/IP protocol.
My problem is not all equipment can be managed at the same time. When i try a ping command via the hyperterminal, the success rate for each equipment varies (worst than that, there are some equipment whose success rate falls down to 0%). I dunno what to do and I have a deadline May 16, 2001. I would like to ask anyone to help me on what will be the best configuration for the network that I'm trying to implement. Can I use a bridge instead of a router? How? Thanks