Cisco 837 - SDSL 512/512 or not ?

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Mar 23rd, 2006
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Just wondering if anyone knows if the Cisco 837 can be configured for a 512/512 SDSL connection? The SDSL connection is just a bridge connection (/30) where you get one static IP and the other static IP is the gateway on Telstra's end.

If the 837 can support a SDSL connection, does anyone have a config for it? Or would the config be the same as a ADSL bridge connection?

Thanks in advance.

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whiteford Fri, 03/24/2006 - 00:57
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I think the 878 supports SDSL (G.SHDSL). The 877 router supports ADSL2/ADSL2+ and is very similar to the 837.

pkhatri Fri, 03/24/2006 - 01:02
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We've used the 837 for 'symmetric' ADSL rates of up to 512k/512k.... However, the problem I see is that you are hoping to use this router for an SHDSL link - that is not possible with the 837 and as the previous poster mentioned, you will need to look at a different platform.

I have used the 828 and also the 1721 + WIC-1SHDSL on the Telstra network but I'm sure the newer platforms would work just as well...

Hope that helps - pls rate the post if it does.


andysaykao Sun, 03/26/2006 - 13:50
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Thanks for all your replies.

I'm using a standard bridge config on the 837 with pvc set to 8/35 but debug all is giving me weird results. Can anyone interpret the debug?

*Mar 1 00:02:33.043: ILMI(ATM0): Sending ilmiColdStart trap

*Mar 1 00:02:33.043: ILMI(ATM0): No ILMI VC found

*Mar 1 00:02:33.043: ILMI: Encapsulation error on o/g ILMI Pdu (ATM0)

*Mar 1 00:02:33.043: ILMI: Unable to Send Pdu out

*Mar 1 00:02:33.055: STP: opt: Bridge group 1: get ports: no free chunk available

*Mar 1 00:02:33.055: ATM0(O):

Here is a snip of the ATM interface.

interface ATM0

no ip address

no ip mroute-cache

no atm ilmi-keepalive

dsl operating-mode auto

bridge-group 1

hold-queue 224 in

pvc 8/35

encapsulation aal5snap


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