4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 14, 2016 1:17 PM by djonesax

    Adding a Second PRI

    djonesax New Member

      Hi,

       

      I have ordered a second PRI and they dropped a second cable into my cabinet.  I want to verify that that is what I needed and that adding the additional lines to the same line is not possible.  The only reason I ask is I just realized I only have one network module right now.  I bough some extra T1/PRI modules for output to the fax servers but thought I had a dual port Network card and was mistaken.  Also, I was wondering if the T1/PRI cards could be used as network cards since I have extra single port cards.

       

      Thanks,

       

      David

        • Re: Adding a Second PRI
          patrick Employee

          David,

          The Network slots only support single-port modules. You'll notice these two slots are much smaller than the 4 USER slots above them. So there are 2 Network Slots, but each only supports a single T1/PRI interface. If  you have extra Network cards, you can put one in the Network 2 slot in order to use both Ntwk 1 and Ntwk 2.

           

          The Network modules are the only single port module in the ATLAS. The USER T1/PRI modules have 2 or 4 ports.

           

          Any T1/PRI port can be configured and used for either a Network or CPE connection. The configuration determines its role, not the module. So if you have an available T1/PRI port on one of your USER modules, you can configure that as a NETWORK TERM and connect the Telco PRI to it.

           

          Hope this helps,

          Patrick

            • Re: Adding a Second PRI
              djonesax New Member

              Thanks for the helpful reply!

               

              So only Network modules can go in the network slots and they will only ever have one port.  But any unused T1/PRI port can be used as a Network port even though not attached to the network slot.

               

              One more question just to verify... Is it true that to have 2 PRIs I need two physical cable drops from my carrier and two network ports?

               

              Thanks,

              David