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Recommended replacement for 1841

Hi all,

We are looking to put Cisco routers into some client sites.

Was looking at 1841's but they are end of life now I believe, can someone recommend an alternative / or it's replacement?

Also are there any with firewall built in?

VIP Purple

Re: Recommended replacement for 1841

You can check for 1941 or 1921/K9 router.

I don't think so thAt these router hv I build fw functionality .


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Recommended replacement for 1841

The 1941 is a direct replacement for the 1841. You can purchase the Security license which in includes both the CBAC and zone based firewall.

Super Bronze

Re: Recommended replacement for 1841


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As already noted by the other posters, the 1941 is the successor to the 1841.  However, new devices are faster, so you might be able to "downsize". For example, an 1841 is rated at 75 Kpps while a 890 is rated at 100 Kpps.  Conversely, many new WAN circuits provide much more bandwidth then we usually obtained via TDM.  If using such, you might need the faster successor or even a faster device.

In other words, you may want to re-examine your needs rather then just using a successor platform becuase it's the successor platform.