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Use 3600 router as an ATM switch

Is there a way to use a 3600 router as an ATM switch? I want to set up a learning lab and have lots of spare ATM IMA cards for 3600 routers, but would also use the lab to test routers before being deployed to production.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Use 3600 router as an ATM switch

Hi Billy,

No router can be used as true ATM switch. You can kind of emulate that by placing the VCs in bridging, but that's all.

If you look on the used market, you will find that an LS1010, even with sophisticated switch processor cards, can be had very economically.

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Re: Use 3600 router as an ATM switch

so can we connect two routers having ATM modules back to back? the same way we are connecting serial ports?

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Re: Use 3600 router as an ATM switch

Yes pretty much the same. Set clock internal on one only.

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