Thanks to David Sinn and Dave Staggs their responses follow:
I decided to go with the Cisco 7206. I already have Cisco routers and are
familiar with them and I can trade in a old Cisco 3000.
> > Hi
> > I know this question is not specifically about suns, however I was not
> > sure were to ask it and I'm sure other SUN managers are talking care
> > of their networks.
> > We are a sun shop currently using a cisco 4000 to route between
> > two class C addresses. We are purchasing a BayNetworks Switch Node
> > and would like to directly connect our router, however, our Switch
> > Node
> > will only have 100Mbit ports and the cisco 4000 does not have
> > a 100Mbit module. I was wondering if anyone had any experience (likes
> > or dislikes) with the BayNetworks ASN router or with the cisco 4700-M.
> > I'll summarize.
> Should work fine. Make sure that you do not set the port up as 100MB.
> The default is normally 10MB on a Bay Switch node. We use 28115's with
> no problems. Your switch should be able to handle both speeds fine.
> > Thanks in advance for any help
> > Jackie Rosinsky
> > Renaissance Technologies
> > 1-516-246-5550
I personally really prefer Cisco routers over Bay routers, but that is
because I have to configure/work on a ton of them. The Cisco lets me
telnet to the system, and configure the router. With the Bay you need a
special SNMP based (read slow) application to edit the configuration.
Well, if you are away from your desk, and need to make a change quickly,
you can't with the Bay equipment. With the Cisco, I telnet in, and make
Now, in your situation, it depends on your talent on staff. I know Cisco's
backwards and forwards, so I prefer Cisco's. If you are not proficient on
either router, having the GUI interface on the Bay may be helpful.
Performance wise, they are both comparable.
Cost wise, the Bay may be better.
Should work fine. Make sure that you do not set the port up as 100MB.
The default is normally 10MB on a Bay Switch node. We use 28115's with
no problems. Your switch should be able to handle both speeds fine.
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