Which Dual ethernet Cisco router for Cable modem <--> LAN ?

Which Dual ethernet Cisco router for Cable modem <--> LAN ?

Post by Jaap Huber » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 02:37:27


I am fortunate enough to have an ISP which offers unmetered Internet access
using Motorola cable modems and offers a subscription which guarantees 10
Mbit/sec download and 1.2 Mbit/sec upload.

The unfortunate situation is that my Cisco 1605R is unable to cope with the
current download speed of 6 Mbit/sec..

I am looking for a Cisco router which is able to route at least 10 Mbit/sec
between two Ethernet ports.

I want to connect my LAN (some 12 computers) to one Ethernet port and
connect the cable modem to another Ethernet port.

Which Cisco router can I use to do this?

There are only a few native dual ethernet routers but is it also possible to
use a router with a WIC port and install an WIC Ethernet adapter?

Thanks in advance.

Jaap Hubert
 
 
 

Which Dual ethernet Cisco router for Cable modem <--> LAN ?

Post by BradReeseC » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 03:24:48

Hi Jaap,

You may wish to investigate the Cisco Product Advisor:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Sincerely,

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Which Dual ethernet Cisco router for Cable modem <--> LAN ?

Post by Ben » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 12:07:01


I had the exact same situation - I upgraded to a 1721 (better than the
discontinued 1720) and bought a 10baseT WIC to go with it. Works like a
charm and no performance problems like the 1605. Should come with a VPN
card aswell.

I wouldn't bother getting any of the dual ethernet 2600 versions unless
you find a v. good deal - they're also a good deal noisier.
 
 
 

Which Dual ethernet Cisco router for Cable modem <--> LAN ?

Post by Garry Glen » Sat, 12 Feb 2005 05:38:34


What about the 1712? Cheaper than a 1721+WIC1ENET, and comes with 4port
switch and a BRI port ... haven't checked on the performance yet ...
 
 
 

Which Dual ethernet Cisco router for Cable modem <--> LAN ?

Post by Ben » Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:52:31


Actually these look pretty good.

They were announcing after the EOS for the 1720 so they are probably the
same performance specs as the 1721.

The 1712 has an ISDN BRI for backup, the 1711 has an analogue modem port.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/