Bonding T1s without router changes using an inverse multiplexer
Posted on 2011-03-18
I have a customer that has a T-1 with a managed Cisco 1841 router. They wish to increase their bandwidth. One of the options is to add a second T1 and bond the two T1s to produce a larger virtual connection. I do not have access to the configuration of the existing router.
Can I bond the 2 T1s using an ML-PPP inverse multiplexer from a vendor like RADirect or Patton without making changes to the router? Is there another vendor/product that should be considered?
What is the loss of throughput, if any, with such a device? How close to 3 Mbps will the 2 T-1 actually produce?
Thanks in advance for all replies.