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Frame-relay Simulations

Hello,

I have a basic question on testing frame-relay on 2 cisco routers.

One router is a 2610 with a Wic2t, one 2504 router with 2 serial connections.

Is it possible to simulate a 2 frame-relay connections with both serial ports to the wic2t?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Juan Queiro

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Re: Frame-relay Simulations

Your topology would look something like this.

2610 ---s0---------s0 2504

|-------s1---------s1-|

The problem with this configuration is when you configure ip address on the DTE equipment(say 2504), s0 and s1 of 2504 cannot fall in the same subnet. As long as u dont use layer 3 you can simulate frame-relay switching.

You will also need a special cable with smartserial interface on 2610 end, and a db60 interface on 2504 end.

To configure FR switching, see the following link.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121cgcr/wan_c/wcdfrely.htm#25316

To simulate FR and to facilitate L3 routing, you will need to have a 3rd router.

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Re: Frame-relay Simulations

Thanks,

I will look into the PDF file for the config info.

The cables that I would need are, Smart Serial to DB60 male. Which cables are these, cisco part number and model number.

I have looked at the cisco documentation, but not able to figure out which ones they are. Can someone help to clarify the exact cable.

Thanks in advance,

Juan

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