WAN Accelerator on Cisco IOS

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi there,
I'd like to know about WAN accelerator

1. Can we actually implement them in a cisco router (Cisco 2800 Router) ? Is there anyway I can get the relevant config for it ....
2. Are there any extra modules we have to purchase for this, etc
3. If we can implement WAN accelerator on Cisco IOS, then am i better off using QOS or WAN accelerator ?

Question by:nabeel92
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    Accepted Solution

    The normal solution is to buy separate WAN accelerator box like Riverbeds Steelhead unit.  This must be placed between the router and switch at both ends of the intended optimised traffic  So...
     User > Switch > WAN Acc > Router (GRE IPsec tunnel - encapsulation) - circuit/internet -  Router (GRE IPsec tunnel - de-encapsulation) > WAN Acc > Switch > User/server

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