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Selecting hardware.

Hey,

I am doing a project and I am now at the stage where I have to select routers for sites. There are 5 sites, they don't require any special features but three of the offices are large between 160-300 users and the other two have 35-65 users. I am finding it hard to get information on which hardware to use. I need to allow for a growth of 50%. From what I managed to find so far I would need Cisco 3800 for the small offices and something like a 7200 for the larger offices. Could someone please give me information on what routers to use or how to decide?

Tony

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Selecting hardware.

These are old models. You need to specifiy what is the access circuit type and speed for each site. Numner of users mostly doesn't matter.

New Member

Selecting hardware.

Well the sites are going to be connected via MPLS. Not sure if the ISP will be handling all MPLS or if our routers will have to provide MPLS facilities?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Selecting hardware.

No matter what, you need to know the circuit speed or leased bandwidth, to choose the right router.

New Member

Selecting hardware.

I think it will be around 10Mbps?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Selecting hardware.

You can use small routers like 88x or 89x or 19xx for such speeds.

New Member

Selecting hardware.

Do you think a 2821 would do a good job?

Super Bronze

Selecting hardware.

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A 2821 would easily handle 10 Mbps, but as Paolo noted, a newer/smaller router would too.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Selecting hardware.

I think it will be around 10Mbps?

You "think"???  You need to be sure it's either 10 Mbps or not.

Will this bandwidth grow or not?

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