Wireless Networks Thread, Router for a 100Mbit net connection in Technical; Another question today.
If we get a fibre line in to the school from a commercial provider who don't by ...
1st February 2011, 03:07 PM #1
Router for a 100Mbit net connection
Another question today.
If we get a fibre line in to the school from a commercial provider who don't by default provide a router, what sort of router would we want to look at for a 100Mbit connection?
BT include one with their solution, and Opal charge extra for theirs (a Cisco 3845).
Routers are one area I know little about, so any advice here would be good. Or, for example, could we use a Cisco 2621XM?
Last edited by localzuk; 1st February 2011 at 03:20 PM.
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1st February 2011, 03:26 PM #2
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As standard, we'd normally install a Cisco 1941 router on our 100M lines, but thats really only used for managing automatic ADSL failover
You dont necessarily need a router. Your firewall/filtering box might give you all the functionality you need
1st February 2011, 03:33 PM #3
So, say, we bought a smoothwall box, that'd handle it instead? That makes it easier!
Originally Posted by chrisbyrd
1st February 2011, 03:55 PM #4
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I'm not super familar with Smoothwalls, but if it'll run in routed mode and take care of your NAT etc then there's no reason why not
Originally Posted by localzuk
1st February 2011, 04:08 PM #5
Smoothwall UTM does indeed run in routed mode and can NAT etc. Assuming the Fibre is going to be terminated with a media converter and you can plug a ethernet cable in it Smoothwall box or simlar would be a good move, why install two units when it can be one.
1st February 2011, 10:05 PM #6
24th February 2011, 08:57 AM #7
Layer 3 Switches would provide very good bandwidth over fibre lines - Nortel and Cisco do a good range of switches and you'd 100 Mbit no problem
Check out the Nortel 5500 Series or the 3550 series router by Cisco.
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