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Cisco 2620 Interface Card

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Hello Experts,

I have a Cisco 2620 router and some Catalyst 2900 switches that I am using for testing.
The 2620 only have one 10/100 Ethernet port.
This is great for using it as a "Router on a Stick" but not for connecting to a firewall or even to the WAN.

The question is:

What Expansion card do I use to achieve the goal mentioned above.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Thank you,

gmWindows
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by:MojoTech
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Check this link, you can get them for pretty much anything so it depends what you wish to connect too.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps3129/prod_module_series_home.html
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by:gmwindows
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It looks like this router isn't really made for what i need it.
The WAN cards that the site has are mostly for connecting directly to the outside (the internet).

I need this to connect in the following manner:
Switch --> Router --> Firewall router (a Linksys) --> Internet

Any ideas?
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by:MojoTech
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I have a serial card in my 2600 and another router with the same card and thet connect directly using the required cable which is effectivly a WAN link without all the telco inbetween.


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by:gmwindows
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I know what you mean.
However, I need it to connect via RJ45.
But you do bring up a good point.
If i have a Serial WAN card i can connect it via the Serial to RJ-45 Converter box.
That could possibly work yes?
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by:MojoTech
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Not sure, I am kinda new to this myself but you could connect routers using your existing fast ethernet or buy an additional card for fast ethernet I have routers connected like that also.




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by:gmwindows
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The issue that i am having is that I don't know the Serial number for the Fast Ethernet card that would fit into the 2620.
If I knew the model number, all would be solved.
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I think the NM-4E is what you are after.
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by:gmwindows
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Yep.
Found it.
Now I have to source it out where it won't cost me the same amount for that part as it will for a brand new Firewall.

Any suggestions where I can get good used Cisco equipment for low cost?
USA/CANADA
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by:MojoTech
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I get mine from ebay and US is a lot cheaper then the prices I have to pay from the UK store. ;)
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by:Istvan Kalmar
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But if you use Serieal cable the max speed is 2M only!
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