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Re: Advice pls posted 03/05/2003
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Why does it have to be 7200?  Because they are the only ones with the
appropriate ATM/STM interfaces?

I would have thought any router connected to an appopriate (microwave)
media converter would do it OK, as long as it ran EIGRP (with variance
command) to do the load balancing.

Matt

Thomas Crowe writes:

> Does the connection on each side of the microwave link need to be at 
> layer 2 (bridged) or layer 3 (routed)?  If layer 3 connectivity will 
> work, your Microwave link should hand off 4 OC-3 connections (155mbps 
> that you mentioned), in that case you can use something like a 7206vxr 
> with a routing protocol that will do loadbalancing between the links.
> 
> HTH
> 
> James wrote:
> 
> > Hi All,
> >
> >I need to answer the following question.............
> >
> > Do you know of a Cisco that can do this interface?
> >
> > If you could just point me in the right direction.
> >
> > I need a Multiplexer, switch, converter or router that can do the
> > following:
> >
> >Client Specs - 600Mbps Microwave link (which can be either done by a STM-4
> >SDH Link, which will be 620Mbps, or with 4xSTM1 Link (prefered option
> >because STM4 SDH is extreamly expensive), which will then be 4 x 155Mbps =
> >620Mbps in total).
> >The access interface at both ends should be 1000base Ithernet SX/LX
> >optical interface.
> >
> >Option - 1: Something to convert 620Mbps, SDH protocol(which can be either
> >an optical, or 75ohm coaxial interface) into 1000base Ethernet SX/LX
> >
> >Option - 2: Something to combine & convert 4 x 155Mbps, SDH protocol(which
> >can be either an optical, or 75ohm coaxial interface) into 1000base Ethernet
> >SX/LX
> >
> >Your help will be greatly apreciated
> >
> >Kind regards
> >
> >James
> >
> >  
> >
> 
> -- 
> Thomas Crowe
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