I have an 1811w that is doing my edge. It has an 8 port switch embedded in it. It is doing some interior routing (one vlan, several IP subnets) using one of these interfaces. I want to increase bandwidth to this routing engine from the 100mb it has right now.
I have two options with the equipment I have.
1) Setup several of the 1811w's ports to trunk up to a Nortel Baystack 470
2) Setup several of the 1811w's ports to trunk up to a HP Procurve 2510
Does anyone have a sample config or some hints as to the best way to approach this problem without buying extra hardware? I do plan on upgrading our core switches to Cisco products down the road. At this time, I will be doing the interior routing on the core, and use the edge router for just internet routing. This is down the road, and I need to "band aid" the problem before we go that route.
The 1800 ISR will not provide line rate speed out of its 100Mbps port. According to the document below:
you are looking at 35Mbps with minimum services enabled.
If you want 100Mbps and Layer3 services, I suggest looking at a switch product switch as 3560 or 3750.
You mean there is no way I can increase bandwidth to that machine?
As Edison says, not with that router. To get that sort of throughput you either need to spend a lot of money on a router or more realistically look into a L3 switch.