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Recommendation for Router

Hi

What router would you recommend for the following setup/change

1 existing network that must be split into 4 new subnets

Routers must be configured with static routes with 1 smart router (5 routers in total)

Uplink: 1Gig fibre optic cable with LX connectors

Downlink: 1 Gig fibre optic with LX connectors

I was thinking of the 2851 with 2 x Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector, LX/LH transceiver (Model GLC-LH-SM) per router. Will it work?

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Super Bronze

Re: Recommendation for Router

The 2851 is a fine box, but its features and performance are more oriented toward a WAN edge. If you really want to push and sustain gig speeds, and your doing just LAN routing, you might want to consider the 3560 series.

It's not clear why you need a total of 5 routers, and one "smart" router. Perhaps you only need one hub router (with 4 SFP gig ports) and with four downstream switches (e.g. Catalyst Express 500s or 2960s)? Each downstream switch could be a separate subnet.

If you do use something like a 3560, and only need to use static unicast routes, the base image should suffice.

Super Bronze

Re: Recommendation for Router

PS:

A listing of many Cisco WAN routers performance that's been referenced within these forums, http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/downloads/765/tools/quickreference/routerperformance.pdf

See the 2851 listed at 112.64 Mbps with Fast/CEF switching.

The 3560/3750, as LAN routers, are rated at about 30,000 Mbps.

Re: Recommendation for Router

HI,

CISCO 2800 Integrated Service Routers will be best suited for your requirement.

Refer link below for Data Sheet:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5854/products_data_sheet0900aecd8016fa68.html

PLS RATE if HELPS

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

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