2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2014 6:32 AM by david

    Extending a lan via a point to point T1 using a TA 904?

    htztrek New Member

      Can I use two Total Access 904 units to extend my LAN from one location to another over a point to point T1?  If so does anyone have a configuration that i can use?

      Thanks.

        • Re: Extending a lan via a point to point T1 using a TA 904?
          david Employee

          Htztrek,

           

          Thanks for posting!   Generally speaking, we do not recommend the Total Access 900 series units be used in a bridging (extend your LAN) application.  There are a few reasons for this, but the most important is that you cannot inplement QoS on bridged interfaces.  If the unit will be running VoIP, this will be an issue.  In a routed environment, the TA 904 should work fine. Typically you will have similar units on each end of the T-1 that will run a protocol such as PPP.  Configuring PPP in AOS is the guide you will want to reference for setting this up.  Below is a very basic example which is shown on page 38 of the linked guide.

           

          interface eth 0/1

            ip address 208.61.209.1 255.255.255.248

            no shutdown

          !

          interface t1 1/1

            tdm-group 1 timeslots 1-24 speed 64

            no shutdown

          !

          interface ppp 1

            ip address 65.162.109.202 255.255.255.252

            no shutdown

            cross-connect 1 t1 1/1 1 ppp 1

          !

          ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 ppp 1

          Thanks!

          David

          • Re: Extending a lan via a point to point T1 using a TA 904?
            david Employee

            Htztrek,


            I went ahead and flagged the "Correct Answer" on this post to make it more visible and help other members of the community find solutions more easily. If you don't feel like the answer I marked was correct, feel free to come back to this post and unmark it.  If you still need assistance, we would be more than happy to continue working with you on this - just let us know in a reply.

             

            Thanks,

            David