Re: Need advise on routers

Jonathan D. Manz ( (no email) )
Mon, 09 Mar 1998 09:16:49 -0700

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Bad idea there ,Mitch.

Jim said T3 not OC3/ATM. There is currently no WIC or NM available to terminate
(serially) a T3. The serial interface for a T3 connection is called a HSSI (High
Speed Serial Interface) port. This is currently available only in the Cisco
4500/7000 series routers.


Mitch Wagers wrote:

> 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
> bandwidth
> >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
> Cisco
> >1600 with the new built in CSU/DSU and replace the unit with a higher end
> unit
> >(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! :)
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >James A. Tucker
> >
> >
> >
> >
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