There's a task taking place shortly and I'm trying to grasp a hold of the situation. Due the the remotness of one of our backoffices, the only connections our provider can give to use is 2mbps frame relay connections. We are having 4 of these installed.
The challenge is this, how do we effectively connect all of these links to a 'cisco' router(s) in order to get them to participate as a single connection or thereabouts. We have asked the provider if they can provide a switch-to-switch option but this is apparently not available so it must terminate at a router.
What I need to know is this:
a) What cisco router and wan cards would suite the job of handling at least 4 (but up to 8) 2mbps frame relay links (I believe the interface connections are X.21), preferably with dual power if available and also to support 2x fast ethernet and 1 x PA-4T+
b) Each line has it's own IP addressing and is considered an independant link at our provider, the provider said they would provide ASN numbers. What method would be used to effectively make use of all connections similar to a single connection
Any other information or suggestions would be most appreciated.