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Link Speed over 1Gbit between routers needed

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What is a cost affective way of getting a link between 2 routers or switches up past 1Gbit connection speed using Fibre or Ethernet? trunking multiple links maybe?

any Suggestions welcome.

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If I understand correctly you want more speed than 1 Gbit between two devices.
I think it depends on the manufacturer if you can do this by "grouping" multiple links together. Cisco for example provides such a technology and calls it EtherChanne. You can combine up to 8 links this way for greater speed. Thats of course cost effective because its only a configuration thing on the switches. Don't know if its available for routers also.

Hope this help.
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Also depends on what speeds the boxes can handle.... Just because you can channel together X number of ports does not mean that the box can actually switch or route at that speed....
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