As a follow to the subject of type of Cisco router for the head office to branch connection
I was reviewing you response and you propose a 2811 series for head office.
>> As far as # of host now & allowing for growth at the main office, a 2811 or 2821
will work for the main office;
Were you suggesting this router be use in conjunction with the existing Baystack router or should I replace the Baystack and use the new 2811 router?.
I am sorry I did not get to fully outline the head office setup, below is what I have in mind .
Outline below is my plan for head office
The Paradyne modem will be set up to allow all branch connection.
This modem will connect to propose Cisco router .
The propose Cisco router will be pug directly into the existing Nortel
On the existing Baystack router I will create 4 new static routes for the new branch offices and the next hops --- the serial address of the resp branch routers.
Because the Baystack router at head office is only router it is already defined
as the default router , hence when packets are destining for any branch office
the will go to the Baystack router which in turn will direct them to the
correct branch router.
With the plan outline above I was I thinking about a router to facilitate the four new
branch traffic only and more important the security of the traffic to and fro the proposed branches
The bulk of the work will be done by the Baystack router ,----- have to research if
if it could handle this additional work load.
This is my plan .
Please feel free to modify or suggest another less complicated method.