Need to add DSL Router to Frame Environment

Posted on 2006-05-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
I need a temporary solution for our branch locations.

Currently each location has 56K frame circuit for data and voice traffic which is routed via Motorola Vangard equipment. Works fine except their Internet connection is via the T1 at headquarters through the same 56K frame line. It's not pretty. I need to give each location a DSL connection for high speed Internet but that leaves me with the question of how to configure the network multiple routers.

The catch is, I need to use an el cheapo Linksys for the DSL circuit as next year we will be replacing everything. The frame circuits will be replaced with MPLS and the data/voice/broadband routing will be handled with a single 'real' Cisco or Addtran router.

So, how can I leave the Vangard in place and incorporate a Linksys for the DSL connection?

Question by:mcracco
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    Accepted Solution

    You can have multiple gateways on your network. Just make sure there is no dhcp server conflict.
    For more details you need to describe your network.

    Author Comment

    Here's the deal;

    Router A (Vangard) is and handles corporate stuff via the 56K frame circuit.

    Router B (Linksys) is and wants to be the broadband gateway via DSL.

    No DHCP servers, everything has static address.

    Do I want to tell my clients is the gateway, then put a static route in that router saying 192.168.14.X can be found at Is it that simple?
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    >Do I want to tell my clients is the gateway, then put a static route in that router saying 192.168.14.X can be found at Is it that simple?

    Yes. No need for routes because there is only one subnet.
    But all traffic will now be routed via dsl.
    ANy special apps will have to know to use the .1 gateway for internal site to site traffic.

    Author Comment

    Thanks, I'll probably get a chance Monday to give it a try then I can post results / points.

    Author Comment

    This has been resolved. Points awarded to public as after seeing 'mutiple gateways' I was able to do some better searching which led me to some answers.

    I ended up putting the static route in Router A as Router B did not allow for static routes. This actually works out better as the client gateway can now remain the same.

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