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803 Router.

I have a question regarding a Cisco 803 which has 1 ISDN BRI/Ethernet Router, 4Port Hub, 2 POTS interfaces. Say you had a server hanging off the LAN side (one of the 4 port hub ports). If you had a telecommuter that wanted to access the servers on the LAN, if you attached a modem to one of the POTS ports, could the telecommuter dial into this modem and access the LAN server (similar to when people dial into a corporate network)? Is this the function of an access server and if so is the Cisco 803 capable of this or would you need a totally different box?

Hope that someone can clarify and apologies if this is a really dumb question!



Re: 803 Router.

No, the POTS is just that... a phone jack. It's not a rotable data port nor is it configurable for PPP or routing. You'll need an access server for that or just put a modem in the NT box, setup RAS and dial in to that directly. Access the server and the other network resources, as well as the Internet through the 803.