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Ethernet ring topology

We currently have Cisco 2960 and 3750 switches.  Do these switches support REP for ring network?  If they don't how do I design a network that provides fault tolerance for a network that has one central location with 12 remote buidings.  They currently on a 3COM ring network.  The requirement is one location can be down but does not take down the whole network.

Thanks,

Doan

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REP is not available on the 2960 or 3750 platforms.

To figure out what features are available to you, I recommend the Cisco Feature Navigator tool:

http://cisco.com/go/fn

On the 2960 and 3750 you'd be using STP, RSTP or MST.  All of these protocols will detect a loop and block it, and in the event of a network failure somewhere else in the network this blocked interface will automatically come online to restore service.

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REP is not available on the 2960 or 3750 platforms.

To figure out what features are available to you, I recommend the Cisco Feature Navigator tool:

http://cisco.com/go/fn

On the 2960 and 3750 you'd be using STP, RSTP or MST.  All of these protocols will detect a loop and block it, and in the event of a network failure somewhere else in the network this blocked interface will automatically come online to restore service.

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Paul,

I have verified that the 2960 and 3750 switches do not support REP using the tool.  That's all I need at this time.

Thanks,

Doan

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