I need to be able to convert a ethernet line to T1 and then T1 back to ethernet. I have always been taught to use a router for routing but couldnt I just keep the same subnet and use the routers as converters only?
Sure, you could just configure the router for bridging.
But there are reasons why this is a bad idea. All broadcast traffic will now traverse your WAN link. You will need to be concerned about potential loops, removing your ability to load balance, and requiring configuration of Spanning Tree Protocol with its many wonderful "gotchas".
Bottom line, you would be going back about 20 years in terms of networking evolution.
Hi everyone, I would like to thank you in advance for any help you can provide a newcomer like myself!
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