Posted on 2011-09-22
I'm changing over from a Qwest MPLS solution to Windstream MPLS and I'm a bit confused and just looking for some info. With Qwest my Setup looked like HQLAN -> Cisco 2811 -> Qwest Managed Router -> Qwest -> Qwest Managed Router -> Cisco 1841 -> BranchLAN.
Turnup is about a week or so out and I'm just trying to understand how this is going to work.
This Windstream MPLS is a MPLS VPN solution that I'm not familiar with. They requested some free IPs to use on my private LANs for equipment. They just sent me what they're configuring their transport gear for in the HQ location:
description 3Mb VPN
encapsulation dot1Q 1229
ip vrf forwarding vrf
ip address 10.0.0.253 255.255.255.0
service-policy input BestEffort-3Mb
service-policy output BestEffort-3Mb
What's throwing me off is why they are using a vlan other than default and if they're using a private address on the interface that i'll be hooking this directly into my switch. My default gateway is 10.0.0.254 so on my router would I be adding a route to my branch office to go through 10.0.0.253?
To further specify my current setup these are the interfaces on my 2811:
FA0/0 - LAN
FA0/1 - Public IPs/Internet
FA0/0/0 - Current Qwest facing MPLS link
So when we move over to Windstream I won't be using FA0/0/0 anymore?