Cisco 3620

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I'm thinking about purchasing a Cisco 3620. I want it to talk to my
2514 router. I noticed that the 3620 are modular and some that are
being sold on eBay are being sold with no modules, and just the two
ports on the front. I'm guessing CONSOLE and AUTH? Does this mean that
I can't connect that router to a switch? What if I wanted to? Would I
have to get a seperate module to do that? Is there any configuration
to made for that module, or is it pretty much just PNP?

Basically, just tell me what I need to make my 2514 router talk to a
potential 3620 router with no add on features. Thanks!

Re: Cisco 3620
You will need an NM module of sorts. I have a 3620 in my lab and it
has a NM-1E2W module in it which has  1 Ethernet Port and to 2 Wan
Slots (which are empty at first).

Assuming that you have a AUI (Attachment Unit Interface - Has a cat5
socket on there) on your 2514, you could use the ethernet interface if
you install an NM-1E2W in the 3620.

If not you will still need a NM-1E2W, and install a WIC-1T serial
interface in one of the wan slots. You could then create a serial link
between the two routers.

Sorry, it isnt P&P you will need to configure both routers to work!

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Thanks for all the info. I knew I had to configure both routers to
work. I just wanted to know if the 3620 would automatically detect the
module I put in it.

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Essentially yes - if a module is compatible with the platform (check the
chassis specs on cisco.com first) the detection usually happens in
hardware - however, if the interfaces are exotic (voice for example) whether
you can actually access and configure them may depend on the IOS featureset.
Common ethernet and serial interfaces wouldn't (shouldn't) be a problem
though.

Aubrey



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