What would be a good and cost-effective solution for this situation.
I need to get a T3 line coming to a central location and from there I need to provide certain bandwidth to 4 or 5 different locations. Lets say Location 1 needs 10Mbps, Location 2 needs 10Mbps, Location 3 needs 5 Mbps and Location 4 needs 10 Mbps. I am thinking of using a CISCO 3000 series router and make the bandwidth limitation on that. I donot want to buy CISCO 3000 if I donot have to.
-------T3 line -------> CISCO 3000 (this would be in the central location)
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L1 L2 L3 L4 (each are different locations)
At the same time since I already have a CISCO 7206 at a different location , Can I make use of it and then somekind of a switch to do the bandwidth limiting on that..
--- T3 line ----> CISCO 7206 -------T3 line -------> An equipment in central location and L1 - L4 connected to this central location.
I think I would have to have a router with a DS3 card to plug in the T3 line. Is there any other option ?