Re: Need advise on routers

Mitch Wagers ( )
Thu, 05 Mar 1998 23:29:10 -0800

Well, a 2501 or 1600 is going to be limited to a T1 anyway, but you will
never bog down a Cisco unit even if it is maxed out; the processing
hardware in a 2501 would easily handle an OC3 if they would put that option
on the unit, I can faigthfully vouch for that. If you want the ability to
upgrade, go with the 3640, you can go all the way up to mutli-homed ATM/OC3
backbones with a little bit more leverage on what you can use for routing
protocols as well.

At 09:55 PM 3/5/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Hello everyone.
>I need some advise/experience on routers. My company is looking at
setting up
>a T-1 line with AT&T to connect to the Internet backbone. This will be
used to
>connect to our web server(s). We plan to upgrade this to T-3 if the
>utilization demands. What router should I select for this project? I'm
>currently leaning towards the Cisco 3600. I have some experience
configuring a
>Cisco 2511. Our setup will not be too complicated to start. Mainly setting
>static routes to AT&T. I've heard that to start I could even go with the
>1600 with the new built in CSU/DSU and replace the unit with a higher end
>(36xx) if/when we needed to. What kind of performance would the 1600 give
on a
>highly utilized T-1?
>My two concerns are:
>1. The ability to upgrade from T-1 to T-3.
>2. Ease of configuration and administration.
>3. Performance.
>Any advice is welcome! :)
>James A. Tucker
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