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Router/VoIP gateway modules versus a AS5300/Voice Gateway unit

Why would you use a 2600 or 3600 series router/VoIP gateway versus a AS5300/Voice gateway? What is the difference? Do I need a AS5300/Voice Gateway if I already have a router with a VoIP module? Is it a scalability issue?

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Re: Router/VoIP gateway modules versus a AS5300/Voice Gateway un

If you're going to need more than 2*T1/E1, the 5300 is more cost-effective per port. If you need that router to do things that require more CPU (filtering, routing processes) or more packet-handling ability (multiple interfaces or small codec samples) then a 3600 may be more appropriate, especially if there is an existing deployment of modular routers.

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