Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Community Member

Do I Need router? VG224 with IOS, DSP packed!!!

I am looking to connect analog phones on different branches. If i purchase VG-224 , it have IOS, i can define dail pattern, it have some builtin DSP's.

Now a question is raised that why i opt for router at first place if every thing is cater by my voice gateway. Whats your experience as i have never implemented it. Can i do routing, QOS and other voice feature or it. Or put in another way what additional feature i will get if i purchase router.

3 REPLIES
Super Bronze

Re: Do I Need router? VG224 with IOS, DSP packed!!!

Hi

Your VG224 is a Voice Gateway - it's really not meant for anything other than terminating FXS lines. You could consider it more of an endpoint than a router really.

You can't add or remove interfaces to it, and the IOS that's available for it will be limited to voice-type features.

A router will be capable of doing everything that the VG224 does, plus a huge amount of other stuff - so for a remote branch an ISR could be your WAN gateway, PSTN gateway, SRST fallback, and a lot of other things such as application compression etc..

Regards

Aaron

Please rate helpful posts...

Aaron Please remember to rate helpful posts to identify useful responses, and mark 'Answered' if appropriate!
Community Member

Re: Do I Need router? VG224 with IOS, DSP packed!!!

Thanks your response is very helpful in general. Actually i want to educate my customer who is demanding this solution. I understand that NO CME/ No SRST No WAN itnerfaces, But other than what are the specific feature i can inform him ?

Super Bronze

Re: Do I Need router? VG224 with IOS, DSP packed!!!

Hi

That's a very open question, and the list of things it can't do would be very long. I would take the other approach:

1) Ask your customer what they want something with 'Voice Gateway' in it's name to do.

2) Check on those specific features, or ask back here..

Regards

Aaron

Please rate helpful posts...

Aaron Please remember to rate helpful posts to identify useful responses, and mark 'Answered' if appropriate!
225
Views
4
Helpful
3
Replies
CreatePlease to create content