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How to: configure 2 Cisco 3560 siwtches for PTP WAN

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I am looking for as much information as I can on how to properly cofigure 2 CIsco 3560G switches to utilize a PTP WAN.
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Switches don't IP route so you should be able to just plug them in and they will route frames based on MAC, right? I am not familiar with the 3560G or PTPs all that much,  but it seems to me that as long as your Gateways know how to speak to eachother, (tunnel is up) switching should route just fine as they will send the packet through the gateway.


 - Brugh



Rob TimmermansIT Specialist

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These are Layer 3's.  So I will need to use the Cisco Network Assistant to set it up.  I just want to make sure I do it right the first time.
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These are LAN switches. If your "PTP WAN" is ethernet, you can use them. However, if it's a T-1 line or other serial link, you'll need a router that has a WAN interface.

What kind of link is this?
Your right they are layer 3 so you can set up routing. What type of WAN connection are you looking at?

Usually set up is pretty simple and straight forward but there are a lot of advanced options for different connections
Rob TimmermansIT Specialist

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Sorry I didn't clarify.  We have a fiber WAN deploying in 2 weeks.  I will use these switches to route between 2 locations.  The fiber hand off is copper.
Rob TimmermansIT Specialist

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Nothing pretty on the route setup.  2 locations, 2 subnets.
Im assuming this is a dedicated fiber cable ran between the two locations?
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Metro Ethernet.

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we have a couple of ciscos and a layer two private line
We have a vlan on each side and trunk the vlan across the layer two link - IP routing is turned on and the ciscos route the traffic using a static route to the vlan address on the other side of the link.

Are you talking about a similar setup ?

:)

Rob TimmermansIT Specialist

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Yes.
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sorry - that should be

switchport trunk allowed vlan 3040
Rob TimmermansIT Specialist

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DO you have that step process using Network Assistant?
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