I have a NetVanta 5305 where the warranty has just expired. I tried to reach out and extent the warranty but have not received any information.
With that being said, I need to order a backup router but do not have a need for a 5305 anymore. The 5305 was originally purchased for a DS3 line. Since then, we have converted to dedicated 100 meg Ethernet with a 20 Meg back line. I would like to order another line of NetVanta but want to make sure I get something that will work with my current configurations where I leverage vLan tagging and Lan Segmentation.
I'm currently looking at the 3000 and 4000 series. I just want to make sure I purchase something that is configurable as I plan to load the configuration I have currently onto the box and then in the event the 5305 fails, I hook into the new router.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I can send my current config if needed.
Consider using the new NetVanta 3140. That unit has 3 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and is specifically designed to support 2 ISP connections like you describe. It's good for up to 150Mbps of throughput and can do the VLAN tagging, etc that you're already doing. Basically it can do everything the 5305 can do minus the physical reality of not having DS3 or T1 cards, slots, etc and of course no option for a redundant power supply like the 5305 had.
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