We have just installed our first point to point T1 circuit. We have 35+ frame-relay circuits and I am familiar with configuring the routers in this case but this will be my first endeavor with the basic point to point circuit. Here are my questions:
1. With a frame circuit you can have one router plugged into the circuit without the other one being configured and you will not get an alarm. I have extended my telco demarc to my router and I am getting an alarm. The CSU is a cisco WIC1 DSU. Is this the normal operation or should I contact Bellsouth for service on the line before I drive across town only to find out that the circuit has an issue?
2. For routing the network is basically as follows:
A - Core Host Router
s0 (Not important as interface to Frame Cloud)
B - Secondary Host Router
C - Remote Router
The question here is how to setup the routes... for the frame network which all interface to "A" we use eigrp. Since this will be pretty static I was just going to configure the following static routes:
A: 10.100.1.0/24 -> 10.1.1.102
A: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 -> 10.1.1.254 (My Firewall)
B: 10.100.1.0/24 -> 10.101.1.2
B: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 -> 10.1.1.101
C: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 -> 10.101.1.1
Well with this setup currently obviously I have no serial interface because I havent brought the T1 up and if I do a tracert from my machine (gateway e0 on A) to 10.100.1.2 I get in a loop going back and forth from 10.1.1.101 and 10.1.1.102. I am thinking this is a bad thing ; ).
3. On the WIC1 I set one to clock internal and one to clock line right?
4. For encapsulation I generally use the line encap frame-relay. Is it necessary to use an encap on the point to point line?
Thank you for your help in advance. I setup this question as 250 points because I need to get this going today. ; )
Note: The T1 in question is between B and C both are equipped with WIC1 CSU