Cisco 887VA-K9

I am rolling out MPLS to a few important remote sites. ISP is providing Cisco 887VA-K9, I noticed the ports are only 10/100Mbps. Should I be concerned about this as the MPLS links will be under 100Mbps. It just seems strange to deploy a device nowadays with less than a 1GB LAN connection. Thanks
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JustInCaseCommented:
That, of course, depends on usage of your link and speed that is signed in your contract. But if your contract is for 100Mb or lower speed, most likely you have no need to worry (but, that depends on what tasks router need to perform), even if you have 1Gb  link speed would be reduced to 100Mb anyway.
You can compare Cisco 880 series performance with other Cisco router. Also you can see speeds that are max on some specific tasks.
Having 100Mb or 1Gb is not essential, CPU, RAM and ASIC is what is doing job in router - if those are not fast enough - you can set link over 10Gb and have speed of 10Mb, it is just problem where is bottleneck (port speed or router power).
You can see Cisco 890 series with Gb WAN port and you can compare it to 880 series with FE WAN port it is not 10x better.
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
I think the end of life dates and ios availability are the most concerning parts I have noticed so far
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JustInCaseCommented:
I don't think it is problem, as you can see on this link EOL and EOS are not announced yet. So, it will be supported for some time yet. You probably have found EOL and EOS for older models like these. On the bottom of page you can see that your router is replacement for older model.
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JustInCaseCommented:
Yes, down at the bottom of that page you can see - Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement - as I wrote above, you read post while I was correcting it.
It's a newer model without EOL yet.
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