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Connecting regional networks (hard)

I wanted to connect my network in Singapore to networks in Malaysia & Thailand. What are the hardwares needed. If I am using Windows 2000 as the NOS then what other things do I need to configure. How should I contact my telco to connect it to the offices in Malaysia & Thailand if I wanted to make singapore as the HQ. Any good website that will teach me all these.

For your information, I am a CCNA with good knowledge of Windows 2000. I just need some guidance for these

Thanks in advance
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Well, you could setup aq vpn (virtual private network) which goes over an unsafe network(The internet) in an encrypted encapsulation.

You should be able to get enough information from the following links to learn how to do it. Since you know Cisco, networking is not a problem for you so I haven't added any network related articles.

Good Luck!

The only hardware I can think of is a server for the vpn network....
You could also try satellite. Many now use radio wave technology and others that are cheaper than it once was. More for smaller offices, long distance, remote, I'd guess. Probably need access to roof or window as well, but hey, they say wireless is an 'in' thing.

> How should I contact my telco to connect

I think if they don't know, then you are in for some big trouble getting it all together. Maybe just saying 'internet' and discussing speed, access, price, SLA is better suited there then.
A radio link WILL not work from Singapore to Malaysia and Thailand, anything over say 100 miles is to far, and also a radio link must have line of sight, most improbable when crossing through Oceans/Jungles and 100 floor concrete buildings. Radio Link is good for building to building and the receiver/transmitters are, although not as expensive as before, still quite expensive.

Satellite technology links are great download speeds and crappy upload speeds and if you go two way satellite you still have to run the vpn for security AND pay out mucho $$$ for the service. Nope, VPN is the best way to go, it can be implemented throughout an existing network with relative ease and the cost is minimal. You need a server and possibly a few vpn routers, for extra security-not needed but more secure than having an exposed nic.
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This isnt much of an answer, but I would call an Avaya rep and have someone come out and asses your situation, scope, and needs. They can then make a few free proposals that are a little more fine-tuned to your situation. It's free and they will have a bit more information that what you would be able to post here..

I hope this helps...
Cisco has a couple VPN routers available. By using one at each location you create a secure channel between the networks using the internet. This router uses the DES encryption standard which is a little outdated but you may be able to find a model that has something more robust to increase security. Depending on the amount of data you are transfering you may need a higher speed internet connection to increase productivity. This class of router also carries with it IDS (Intrusion Detection System) and a Firewall for added security. You can find more specs on them at, they range in price from $1500 - $5000 based on the quality of router and number of ports you need.
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