Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

determining compatibility between cisco parts?

Posted on 2011-03-22
1
Medium Priority
?
273 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm trying to learn a more general concept here, but I'll use a specific example.

We have a location that needs four T1's coming into it.  And there'll probably be a need for more over the next two years.

Cisco makes a card VWIC3-4MFT-T1/E1 that has 4 T1's on it.  How do I determine:

1.  Whether this card will work with:  
     a.  a Cisco 1841 router  (which we have, on hand, right now)
     b.  a Cisco 2811 router  (which we are familiar with, but would have to order)

2.  Assuming the 4 T1 card can be used, how do I determine what limitations on expansion are?  For example, the 2811 has 4 slots in it.  Could I use 4 of the 4-T1 cards for a total of 16 T1's?  (I understand this is not a realworld solution, I'm simply using it as an example).

Please note that I am not asking for the answers to the specific questions.  I'm asking how would  - I-  determine the answers to the questions.  

Is this something I would open a TAC case on?

Thanks!

0
Comment
Question by:mlnpscda
1 Comment
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Matt V earned 2000 total points
ID: 35193493
From the Cisco product support site you should be able to drill down like this:

 Drill Down
Then choose the WICs for the model you are interested in.  It will give you most of the information you need, questions about maximums per router etc may require a TAC call.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Make the most of your online learning experience.
This program is used to assist in finding and resolving common problems with wireless connections.
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…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

581 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