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ISDN switch types

I have a 2611 populated with an E1 card for ISDN PRI in Australia, I am not sure which swicth type to use, primary-net5 or primary-ts014, wither one seems appropriate depending on whic support article I read. On a related topic, I wish to also be able to use this as an access router for both ISDN and PSTN calls, is this possible?




Re: ISDN switch types

IF you are in doubt, you can very well ask your sevice provider about what switch setting should you use.

Cisco says, that primary-net5 is the setting for PRI interfaces in Europe.

Check this link....

You should be using primary-ts014 as your setting.

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Re: ISDN switch types

Trouble is there is also some documentation suggesting primary-net5 should be used here.

Check out

From this it appears we can use both and depends on the hardware.

Re: ISDN switch types

Hmm, both documents say different things.

You can try using either one of them, and see if the ISDN layer 1 and layer 2 are coming up.

Configure one switch type, activate the pri interface, and verify using show isdn status.

Verify that Layer 1 Status is ACTIVE, and that the Layer 2 Status state = MULTIPLE_FRAME_ESTABLISHED appears.

If this doesnt work, remove the previous switch type and add the new switch type. You might have to restart the router after a switch type change.

Hope that helps!

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