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2611XM or 2621XM?

We are looking into getting a router to handle our T1 internet connection. I was looking at the 2611XM and the 2621XM (we need two Fast Ethernet ports) as possible solutions. I will get the T1 WIC card to terminate the T1. In addition, I want to use these routers to perform some basic filtering (i.e RFC 1918 and 2827) to block known bad/suspicious traffic. Nothing fancy like IDS or IOS Firewall, just some well-crafted ACLs and the like.

My question for you is should I look at the 2611XM or the 2621XM based on performance? I have a feeling that either will do what we want, but which is the best recommendation? I don't want to pay for performance we won't use, but yet I don't want to put in a router that won't grow with us in a few years as we possibly upgrade to 2 T1s terminated at the same router.

Thanks a bunch!

- Jon Strine

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Re: 2611XM or 2621XM?

Although both will work fine & will support 2T1's. 2621XM has better processor the 2611XM, So if you don't want to pay more money, i think 2611XM is the better choice.

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