Questions about T1
Posted on 2004-10-14
Ok, figured I would ask this since I never really grasped the concept.
What in God's name is a T1 lol? I know it is a type of connection to a service provider, or a way to connect your company's different sites together etc etc. But is it purely physical? What type of encapsulation does it use? Do you have to do any special configuration in your routers (like you do if you run frame relay encapsulation) when you have a T1?
How do T1 and Frame relay relate? I noticed in my cisco book it says Frame is good for the occasion bursty traffic, but not good for constant data transfer. They said constant data transfer calls for a T1. Someone help, I'm drowning here. I was under the impression everyone uses T1 "lines." But they choose their encapsulation method (frame, ppp etc...). And since I'm here, I guess I should ask my next stupid question. I'm assuming FDDI cannot run over a T1?
Thanks for entertaining these questions