Leased line/network topology scenario
Posted on 2006-11-28
I am studying for one of the Cisco modules, and trying to get a scenario correct in my head.
Say an HQ had 10 branch offices. If these were connected to each other with Cisco 2600 routers on a leased line (using HDLC in a hub and spoke layout with EIGRP as the protocol), how would the branch offices connect to the internet?
Could the branch routers have an additional interface to an ISP's network? Or would the HQ handle the internet, in which case although this would be less expensive, it's a lot of strain on the lines...
And seeing as the 2600 router is designed for branch office use, what would be recommend for HQ (say HQ had 100 odd users, hosted the Exchange servers, and each branch office had about 30 users).