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Throttling Bandwidth

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Hello All,

Our company just purchased a DS3 circuit with 5mg of bandwidth and a burstable speed of 45 mg.  So in theory we will maintain the 5mg connection and only use above that when we really need it.  Any time we go over 5mgs we get billed per mg.

What I am looking for an inexpensive way to throttle bandwidth to this connection.  At&t recommends a choke router which is very expensive ranging anywhere from $1200 to 12,000.  I am hoping that we can throttle bandwidth with hardware that we already have.

We currently have a PIX 515 running version 6.3 and we also have a couple of Cisco 1720 routers that are not in use.  One point to keep in mind is that the Cisco 3800 series router that delivers the DS3 line to our PIX is managed by AT&T and we do not have access to this unit.

I am hoping this can be done with PIX or if we have to place the 1720 router between the 3800 and the PIX which would mean completely reconfiguring our external network.

Any help would be much appreciated
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