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Re: DS-3 router recommendations

From:

"Bradford B. Saul" <[log in to unmask]>

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The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:52:30 -0500

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Karyn,

Make sure you talk to your provider as they may terminate your DS-3 on
BNC/Coax connectors.  Also if you plan on voice in the future I would highly
suggest something in the 3800 class, or a 7200 with the G2 processor.  We
have a pair of 7200's with the G1 processor and are very happy.

Brad


On 1/20/06 12:34 PM, "Casey, J Bart" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Karyn,
> 
> Depending on how much functionality you want to add in the future, you
> can choose anything in the Cisco product line from the 2801 on up to the
> 7600 series.  
> 
> For basic routing with BGP and 1 DS-3, I would seriously consider the
> 2801 with a NM-1HSSI.  This will give you a router with 2 FE interfaces
> and a HSSI interface for your DS-3, and it's the least expensive of the
> Cisco routers that support HSSI.
> 
> My recommendation however would be to evaluate whether or not you plan
> to use that router for anything else in the future.  If you do, then
> that may driver your needs to a different more modular router.
> 
> The 2800 series is definitely a good place to start.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> J. Bart Casey
> Network Engineer
> Wofford College
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karyn Williams [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 12:22 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [NETMAN] DS-3 router recommendations
> 
> Hi. We are getting a DS-3 circuit (full 45mbps) and I am looking for
> recommendations as to hardware. It will be data only at this time, no
> voice. It only needs fastE interfaces for the lan side, basic ip routing
> for now, but I would like to be able to do BGP in the future. Thanks.

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Bradford B. Saul
Lead Network Engineer
IT - Network Engineering
Hoffman Hall Room 10
MSC 0601
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
V: (540) 568-2379
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