[nflug] Router Recommendations

Jesse Jarzynka denisesballs at thecybersource.com
Tue Nov 27 17:08:21 EST 2007

Since you mentioned Cisco and I support them all day, if you just need a
SOHO router that will support a T1 the 1841 would be a nice fit:

CISCO1841-T1 - 1841 bundle w/WIC-1DSU-T1-V2, IP Base, 32FL/128DR

or even:

CISCO1841-T1SEC/K9 - 1841 Security Bundle w/ WIC-1DSU-T1-V2,

Which will have the Advanced Security IOS you can use for firewall, VPN
and even IDS.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers: Cisco 1841 Router (Modular)
 [Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers] - Cisco Systems -

Cisco IOS is not difficult. I found coming from a Linux background it was
very easy to get used to.

> Mark Musone wrote:
>> I'm a little confused, only because you mention you have a T-1. So,
>> don't
>> you also need a T-1 card in whatever hardware you are looking for?
> We have a separate device which takes the remaining channels from the
> T-1 (some are split off for voice), and gives me an Ethernet feed, which
> is what feeds the router.
>> If you're running a Linksys/d-link, have you looked into dd-wrt ? it's a
>> linux kernel firmware that runs on the hardware..it's awesome. I use it
>> all
>> the time. You'll also get all the control you're talking about and lots
>> of
>> bonus features!!
>> www.dd-wrt.com
> The hard part with that will be pushing it past the people who sign the
> checks.  I proposed a solution using a Linux box (I use an old AMD
> K6/233 box running RH9 as a router at home), but they want that warm
> fuzzy that a name brand gives them. <shrugs>  The name that my boss
> keeps throwing out is Cisco (probably the only name he knows), and I've
> told him that I have no experience with Cisco routers; I know it can be
> a big admin step from a SOHO Linksys, et al.  However, I may be able to
> use that as leverage to get the company to pay for me to become Cisco
> certified.  ;)
> --
> John C. Nichel IV
> System Administrator (ÜberGeek)
> KegWorks
> http://www.kegworks.com
> 716.362.9212 x16
> john at kegworks.com
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