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Cable Data as a T1 Backup

I have a client with an existing T1, they would like to add cable internet access as a backup for when it goes down.

Because of the area the site is in, the local cable vault from the LEC causes problems in with the T1 on a semi-regular basis.

Is there a solution I can use that will allow me to have both the T1 and Cable Data in the same router whcih will allow for a failover?

I was also thinking if I can combine the two in the same device, why not use the speed of the cable modems inbound data rate for inbound traffic whist still sending all of the outbound traffic over the T1. (of course that is just a dream scenario).

Any help is appreciated.


Re: Cable Data as a T1 Backup

Hi Edward

I feel you have a ethernet output from your cable provider .. if thats the case based on the ip addressing they provide you can configure NAT with floating static route configured pointing your Cable SP with higher metric..