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When setting up a branch/remote office, do I need a router?

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Hi everyone,

     I have never setup a remote/branch office before, so please bear with me if my questions seem simple.  I am going to setting up a remote office next week in the DC area.  They are currently sharing space with another company and are sharing their T1 line (through a simple hub).  We have three sites which include the DC site, our main office, and a co-location where our servers are housed.  There is an IPSEC tunnel between the DC office and the co-lo, and the DC office and our main office.  The co-lo and our main office are connected by two t1 lines.  For this setup I have been trying to figure out if I need a router or not.  We have a Cisco PIX 506E firewall and a switch and server, so will that be enough to connect the data circuit to the firewall's outside interface, or do I need a router (like a Cisco 1800 series)?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Everyone!
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