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Combining two T1's

I have two seperate T1's from seperate suppliers. I am currently using two Cisco 2600 series routers. Is there any way I could combine the two? Would I need another router? Is there a router on the market that I could use with both of them? Or would I need a third router?

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Re: Combining two T1's

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "combine". Do you mean to aggregate the bandwidth or to bring in a single physical connection?

You won't be able to aggregate the BW to two separate ISPs. You could use BGP, but I don't know how a 2600 would deal with a large routing table.

If you wish to bring in a single line, you could buy two channels of a DS-3, but that's a bit pricey for only two T-1s.

Mick.

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Re: Combining two T1's

I mean aggregate the bandwidth.

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Re: Combining two T1's

I hope I am understanding your question-

I currently use the 2610 series routers. Just add another Wan interface card to your cassis if you have space.

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Re: Combining two T1's

Hi,

yeah jasons correct, You can terminate the two T1's on the same router, just add another WIC into the slot .

As far as aggregating the bandwidth is concerned, you can possible load balance between the two T1's (assuming you have a default route to 2 ISP's) and get a effective throughput of 3 Mbps.

Hope that helps.

Daipayan

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