Suitable substitute for Meraki MX64 router

I want to test a networking solution proposed in Expert-Exchange solution for "2 vlans and one internet connection" Posted on 2018-09-05.

PURPOSE: The Meraki MX64 license is too much for me so I was thinking of using a Cisco 1720 instead, just for testing.  

QUESTION: Please tell me if the Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router will act the same way that the Meraki MX64 does for NAT and DHCP?

ALTERNATIVE: Or can you recommend a better pick?  Perhaps one with gigabit interface - that I can buy used?
huffmanaSystem Admin and Network EngineerAsked:
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
Yes, any cisco router should be able to do what the Meraki did for your purposes.
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huffmanaSystem Admin and Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi Soulja, good to hear from you again.

I've not done NAT before.  Even the classic Cisco 2911 does NAT.  Will it keep a session open for like an ftp session?
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
Sure, no reason it woudn't
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huffmanaSystem Admin and Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Great thanks again.  :-)
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huffmanaSystem Admin and Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Soulja is very knowledgeable and knows networks.
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