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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Vs Router 7200

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Hello all,

We have actually a cisco 3660 with multiple Fast Ethernet interface connected to different catalyst switches and on our WAN a link at 45 Mbps almost fully used. We are planning an increase of the WAN to 155 Mbps next year and planning to upgrade our equipments. We were thinking about a 7206VXR with an NPE-G1 or G2 card + Fast Ethernet interfaces etc...  Someone told us we'd better use a catalyst 4506 with a supervisor engine V and relevant Fast Ethernet interfaces (so we can get rid of the switches).

We are just doing static routing, ACL and Vlan 802.1q.

I need any comment or recommandations about what can be the best to do.

Thanks for any comment.
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If you're going to upgrade the WAN link you're going to need a router. The 7206 is an excellent choice.
The Cat 4500 will not support a flexWAN module.
The Cat 6500 will support both the FlexWAN and all the LAN switch ports you need. Perhaps a 6506
The 6500 FlexWAN module supports the same PA modules as the 7200 series router.
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