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Advise a router for my international branch office


I would like to get an advise to choose a right router for my newly opening international Branch office. This time i dont want to go to a high-end router as this is the testing period.

- There are below 10 users in the proposed BO

- ADSL WAN connection

- External Switch is already there

- Purpose is to connect to the Citrix server in HQ, thru the Internet securely

- In HQ, I have a cisco 827 adsl router already for the citrix connection

Kindly advise a suitable router for my BO.

I appreciate any helpful comments

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Re: Advise a router for my international branch office

An 877 or better would be a 1801. Now it come out the new 1861 on which you can connect up to 8 ip phones and have our pbx in the foreign office.

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Re: Advise a router for my international branch office

Thanks for the response. I will go for 877 this time as we dont have plan to implement the Voice now.

I went through the datasheet of the 877 router, would you please let me know what does mean the "Stateful Inspection firewall"? how it differ from the normal 'firewall"? Does this router support Access list?

Thanks for your help

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Re: Advise a router for my international branch office

Credit goes to google:

"Also referred to as dynamic packet filtering. Stateful inspection is a firewall architecture that works at the network layer. Unlike static packet filtering, which examines a packet based on the information in its header, stateful inspection tracks each connection traversing all interfaces of the firewall and makes sure they are valid. An example of a stateful firewall may examine not just the header information but also the contents of the packet up through the application layer in order to determine more about the packet than just information about its source and destination. A stateful inspection firewall also monitors the state of the connection and compiles the information in a state table. Because of this, filtering decisions are based not only on administrator-defined rules (as in static packet filtering) but also on context that has been established by prior packets that have passed through the firewall.

As an added security measure against port scanning, stateful inspection firewalls close off ports until connection to the specific port is requested"


Yes, all IOS routers support the implementation of Access Lists.