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hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbps

Netpros,

One of my customers currently has a frame relay Internet connection. It uses an Internet router - Cisco 2620 with an E1 controller card to support 2048 mbps -. They need to upgrade to 4+ mbps. My question is .. which hardware would you recommend ( router and interface type or card ) to support this speed using the same frame relay connection ..?

I suspect the Internet router might need to be replaced .. here is the show ver of it

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-I-M), Version 12.2(2)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/ibld/view.pl?i=support

Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Sat 02-Jun-01 16:05 by ccai

Image text-base: 0x80008088, data-base: 0x809D5278

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

ROM: C2600 Software (C2600-I-M), Version 12.2(2)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

R-PIH-PUBLIC uptime is 25 weeks, 1 day, 21 hours, 7 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload at 18:03:27 EST Sat Jul 15 2006

System restarted at 18:04:32 EST Sat Jul 15 2006

System image file is "flash:c2600-i-mz.122-2.T.bin"

cisco 2620 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x00) with 28672K/4096K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID JAD06160F5R (3826357201)

M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49

Channelized E1, Version 1.0.

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Primary Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.

1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

1 Serial network interface(s)

1 Channelized E1/PRI port(s)

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102

Your comments are very appreciated ..

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Re: hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbp

I totally agreed on this suggestion and I overlooked the EOS issue of 2621. Thx for reminding me. :)

In additional to khan's suggestion, you can also consider the 2800 model that is high performance cost-effective model.

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Re: hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbp

According to Cisco router performance info, the existing 2621 should able to support 6Mbps traffic. However, the serial interface supports 2Mbps only. You have below choices :

1) Add IMA module

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_data_sheet09186a00801aa726.html

2) Add multiple serial and enable load-sharing by MLPPP or routing

3) Change to use Metro Ethernet, require additional FE interface.

4) Change to use ATM

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_data_sheet09186a0080091b9e.html

5)Change to use ADSL but limited upload bandwidth

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_data_sheet0900aecd8028aa5a.html

Above solutions all require PTT to support. I suggest to check which services can be supported by the PTT and ISP then based on the supporting list to design the solution.

Hope this helps.

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Re: hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbp

i recon jack is right but my recom is buy a 3745 and get a E3 card for it.......now i fully understand abt the amount of $$$ involves but mate one thing your client is using a hardware which is no longer supported by cisco and its pretty cheap these days by deploying 3745 i recon u have many options for the future as well.....so i rekon think futuristic.....plz rate all posts

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Re: hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbp

I totally agreed on this suggestion and I overlooked the EOS issue of 2621. Thx for reminding me. :)

In additional to khan's suggestion, you can also consider the 2800 model that is high performance cost-effective model.

Re: hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbp

Great .. thanks for your points .. I was thinking of proposing a 2800 as well and I think ethernet is the best option .. I think I might use the current link as a backup in that way I can still use the 2620 .. I might have to upgrade the IOS in order to support BGP though .. thanks heaps

Re: hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbp

Cheers .. I think the best option for this customer will be 2800 and ethernet for now .. but thanks for your suggestion

Silver

Re: hardware required to support frame relay connection at 6 Mbp

You're welcome. The most important issue is what the services will the PTT & ISP support. Once it is supported by the ISP, there should be no issue. Moreover, if you consider to use Ethernet, be consider to order the duak Ethernet interfaces model.

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