Solved

Best Router for Bonding 6 T1 lines

Posted on 2007-12-01
4
1,171 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I appreciate any information you could provide on this;

We currently have 3 Cisco 2600 routers, each operating a single T1. I am doing load balancing using a PowerLink Pro 100 unit, which works great. However, we have decided to order 6 bonded T1 lines from AT&T, and I am not sure what equipment to buy or what the configuration is going to look like. It sounds like I would need to buy a Cisco 7200 router with an 8 port T1/EI PRI Port Adapter (PA-MC-8TE1+). Can anyone recommend the ecact hardware I should buy to implement this? I will certainly try to get a sample configuration from AT&T, but if anyone has any information on configurations, this would be extremely helpful as well. I have also considered Adtran, but I know less about that then I do Cisco. I am open to anything, but really just need to be pointed in the right direction here. I'd really appreciate ANY help or suggestions you could provide.
0
Comment
Question by:asgbsmith
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:bfason
bfason earned 100 total points
ID: 20389023
Which product are you ordering from AT&T?

Which model of the 2600? A 2611XM with 1 NW-2W and 3 VWIC-2MFT-T1 can do 6 lines over Multilink Frame or Multilink PPP.

If you don't have the XM version of the 2600 then a 2811 with the same vwics will do the same.

Hope this helps
B
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:rsivanandan
ID: 20390136
I'd suggest a 2800 series router.

Cheers,
Rajesh
0
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 150 total points
ID: 20390988
Be careful with AT&T. Their bonded T1 solution is actually ATM IMA group and you need special equipment for that. A 2811 minimum with IMA card and 3 each of the dual T1 VWIC modules.
The 7200 is certainly pretty standard for high end systems and may be  your best bet with the 8-port IMA module if your budget can handle it. If you have to move from the 6xT1 to a T3 or even 2xT3 in the future, it's just another module for this instead of upgrading the whole platform.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2033/products_data_sheet09186a0080091d6c.html
Cisco 7204VXR NPE-400 bundle  7204VXR/400
with PA-A3-8T1IMA

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:asgbsmith
ID: 31412110
Thanks for the info!
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
anyconnect password change 2 32
AWS VPS as AD Server 2 53
Where do I upload the internet on a cisco catalyst 2960 poe 7 36
Router assigned IP addresses 18 68
I've written this article to illustrate how we can implement a Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) with both hub and spokes having a dynamically assigned non-broadcast multiple-access (NBMA) network IP (public IP). Here is the basic setup of DMVPN Pha…
Tired of waiting for your show or movie to load?  Are buffering issues a constant problem with your internet connection?  Check this article out to see if these simple adjustments are the solution for you.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now