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Integrated Services Router Recommendations

Hi All,

I am looking to purchase an Integrated Services Router perhaps like the Cisco 861W for a new hospitality venue (Small business).

Objectives

•      Firewall
•      4 separate VLANS (with the ability to route between them based upon ACLs)
                     o           Business / Corporate
                     o           Point of Sales / Credit card processing
                     o           Public WiFi
                     o           Audio Visual & Building Control  
•      Remote Access

Would the Cisco 861W be a good choice? If not please suggest alternatives.
I am fairly IOS fluent.

Thanks!  
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Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division Commented:
Hi how many is the internet bandwith?
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kboles101Author Commented:
DOCSIS Service 10M Down / 2M Up
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Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division Commented:
Ok, in this case this router is enough, but i recommend to buy 881w:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps380/data_sheet_c78_459542.html

It is stronger, and it has bigger routing capacity fow internal VLAN routing!

Best regards,
Istvan
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kboles101Author Commented:
Thanks Istvan. I did look @ the 881W; I thought it might be overkill for the size of the venue. It's a 300 seat restaurant / bar. Will the 861w effectively handle VLANs?  
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Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division Commented:
yes it handle it.... If you not have high utilization between VLANs it is enough for you
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kboles101Author Commented:
...just to be clear; I will be able to assign each of the 4 LAN side ethernet nterfaces on the 861W as a separate VLAN (subnet) that can be natted to the WAN interface?  
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Encrypted1024Commented:
861 will not help you. You need the 881W that supports up to 8 VLANs. 860 series only supports 2 VLANs. 881 is way better anyway. You can put NBAR protocol filters on your public Wi-Fi so users don't crash your Corporate LAN with P2P.
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Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division Commented:
Hi,

where can you found that 2vlans supported by this router??


for example there is 3 vlans:
https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/512517;jsessionid=F911EEFD9F76036BEE258F7551F54894.node0
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Encrypted1024Commented:
How about on the product details page under switch features it lists 2 VLANs:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps380/data_sheet_c78_461543.html

Note on the 881 where it lists 8 Vlans:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps380/data_sheet_c78_459542.html
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Encrypted1024Commented:
I believe you can make a number of VLAN interfaces. You just can only route 2 of them. I ran into this limitation on the 851 as well but it can only route 1 VLAN even though it would allow you to make more VLAN interfaces.
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Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division Commented:
ok, it is clear, good catch....
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Encrypted1024Commented:
No worries. It is kind of burried down the feature list. I have just happened to run into that limitation myself before.
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Encrypted1024Commented:
By the way, the 881 is a great choice for what you are doing. I am using one for a public/private venue myself. We have it in a Stadium as part of our public wi-fi. It routes, internal LAN traffic, media use and public wi-fi, all on separate VLAN's.
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kboles101Author Commented:
Thanks...your experience will help avoid downstream gotchas!
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