Our company uses Qwest as our VPN WAN provider. We plan to add a second T1 line to qwest at one of our locations. The question is what is the best way to do that? Qwest suggested using a Tasman router to bond the 2 lines but we'd like to stay Cisco. I need to know the minimun router we can use (1700?) and how to set it up. Can you just get a two port T1 card and bond those two ports together? Should we use HSRP and two routers that both connect to Qwest? I think the preferred way (for management) is to have one 3MB pipe. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
For something as standardized as Multilink PPP it's hard to imagine Qwest refusing to support such a setup with CPE equipment from the market leader. If this is indeed the case, CEF is probably your next best bet. You can load balance with CEF via per-destination or per-packet -- the latter is only recommended if both of your T1's terminate at the same Qwest router.
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