|reply to battleop |
Re: cisco routers that can handle 100 meg internet connection
When we first had our DS3 installed, I converted the PIX (520) configuration to IOS for the the 2851. The configuration is simply not that complicated, and with 10 people in the office (no bittorrent!) the number of dynamic NAT translations is really low. I could not get the thing pass more than 28Mbps. NAT was simply KILLING IT. Putting it back like the integrator had it -- pure routing -- and I could flood the DS3 all day long... PIX load: 6%. (and that's with all of the internal office traffic flowing through it too.)
That router is currently sitting in the hallway, and nobody's told me I cannot take it over again. I think it's time put that thing in front of the Spirent!
(Without services, an 1811 can do line rate 100M -- ~20% CPU as I recall. I'll have to fetch my idle 1811 and test it as well.)