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Is there an advantage in purchasing a 2911 ISR G2 wireless router with 15/23 port switch module over purchasing the ISR separately from the switch?

I need 16 port Gigabit switch and a wireless router for a testbed project I have here at work. It has to be business quality, can't be consumer or prosumer products, although I am not familiar with offerings in the small business arena. I remember that there was a draw back when adding switch modules to an ISR because you would loose some functionality in Trunking, tagging, or X ,but that was a while back, I am not sure if it still the issue. I am spec'ing this as: Good, Better, Best proposal as I have to justify this to directors that aren't IT savvy. Also, I'm on the East Coast and my company doesn't currently have a preferred reseller for networking equipment, any ideas? Yes, I did contact pre-sales at Cisco Systems, and the 2911 is what they recommended.

THe basic idea is:


Internet
|
(Router)---(Switch)-(VLAN B: TestBed)-(VLAN A: Employees)-(VLAN C: Guests)
|
Intranet



Thoughts?

Aliis si licet, tibi non licet.

RE: Is there an advantage...

A Juniper SRX240 is worth looking at for comparison...

RE: Is there an advantage...

...hardware single point of failure.

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