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Right Internet facing ethernet router

Currently I've got a cable modem connected to my firewall. The firewall is configured to drop traffic from subnets in Asia, China, etc.

I'd like to put a router in front of the firewall where the only job is to route everything but a blacklist. That will decrease load on my firewall overall, and add an additional layer.

What is the right Cisco device for this? When I look at the 1800 series they seem intended for WAN traffic, but as far as my local connection is concerned, it's ethernet <> ethernet. Mostly I need the ability to hold like 300k of routing entries.

Thanks!

Rick

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Re: Right Internet facing ethernet router

While routes require memory, so even a 2801 can hold the amount of routes you require, they might not provide the needed throughput. For routing table and 10Mbps i'd go with 2801 - 2821. But if you require more, go with something better. For ethernet 7201 is very good since it's G2 and still cheap compared to the actual G2 in 7206

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Re: Right Internet facing ethernet router

You can get by with a 2600.

Check on ebay they are really cheap now.

Just make sure you get the right cards for your set-up as well as enough memory.

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