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Remote Access for Router

Hi,

We currently use modems for out-of-band access to our routers - but these are proving very unreliable.

We've looked into basic terminal servers (with integrated modem) but these cost too much for basic remote access onto a router console port over PSTN.

Just wondered if anyone had any suggesitons on an alternative to our current modem option - or a decent modem that works well with the Cisco console port.?

Thanks for any help

John

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Re: Remote Access for Router

I use USRobotics Sportster modems (33.6) and they have been very reliable.

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Re: Remote Access for Router

Many thanks for the reply Colin.

We do use modems but not this kind. I'll try one out.

Cheers

John

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Re: Remote Access for Router

US Robotics 56k Faxmodem is the winner for me. It's been working for almost four years without a glitch. The Model number is 5686E.

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Re: Remote Access for Router

Cisco has a very good document for configuring the US Robotics modem for console access. HTH

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk801/tk36/technologies_tech_note09186a00800941c9.shtml

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Re: Remote Access for Router

Many thanks to you all for the replies and informaiton. It's what makes this forum worthwhile.

All the best.....John

Re: Remote Access for Router

In my experience MultiTech modems are the best for Cisco devices. A close second is USR's Courier business modem. Both are pricey but both offer password security. The Multitech is also very simple to reconfigure remotely.

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