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Setup Remote Branch

Setup Remote Branch

Setup Remote Branch

(OP)
I am setting up a new remote location with just a handfull of developers.
We are putting in two T1's,
One server to act as DCHP and print server.  Any user work will be backed up on the corporate network over the WAN
One Cisco PIX 501 for VPN/FW
Do I also need a CSU/DSU to connect to the T1's or will the PIX be sufficient?

Any other recommendations - am I missing anything else?

Thanks

RE: Setup Remote Branch

You need a CSU/DSU and a router, or a router with an integral CSU. Typically the CSU will hand off the T1 data to your CPE equipment as a V.35 serial interface. If you are running 2 T1's you are probably going to either want to load balance or imux them together to look like a single pipe.

Just for fun I threw a search out to see if I could find a CSU/DSU that presents an ethernet interface.  I found the link below. DISCLAIMER: I really didn't research it and don't know anything about it.

http://www.arcelect.com/Patton_T1-EtherRocket_2720I_CSU-DSU.htm

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