Saturday, March 31, 2007

CISCO 3G WAN Interface Card

At the CTIA Wireless Show in Orlando (3/28/2007), Cisco announced a new WAN interface card that allows primary or secondary (backup) over a EVDO connection. You have a T1 line (or other supported fast internet connection), BUT what happens when your T1 goes down? With an EVDO backup (Verizon or Sprint), your router will AUTOMATICALLY connection within a few seconds and start using the EVDO connection. The following Cisco Routers are supported:
  • Cisco 1841 Integrated Services Router
  • Cisco 2800 Series
  • Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The $850 WAN interface card includes an embedded Sierra Wireless Rev A Module. A version for Verizon OR Sprint is available. This solution is good for outbound traffic vs hosting solutions, since the IP Address will change when T1 goes down and the EVDO connection quickly resumes.

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