My office is currently setup with a primary dedicated DS3 line and a secondary backup failover 20 meg Ethernet handoff line from a different provider. Currently our DS3 line terminates into the the T3 wide module inside our NetVanta 5305 router. As you know, the 5305 has two primary RJ-45 ports for lan connectivity or secondary Ethernet hand off lines. We currently have our internal network and all VLan's running from our managed switch into port Eth 0/1. Our secondary failover line is currently plugged into port Eth 0/2.
In my discussion yesterday with our current ISP, they made note that to convert from the DS3 line we currently have to 100 meg Ethernet, we'd have to have an available port on our edge router. With that being said, are there any expansion modules provided for the NetVanta 5305 router that would allow me to have more than just two RJ-45 ports? I'm trying to figure out how I can incorporate our private Lan, primary ISP ethernet handoff and secondary ISP handoff with only 2 current ports.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
- Unfortunately, at the time of this post, there are no ethernet modules or NIMs available for AOS products. It will require a hardware change if you are in need of more than 2 ethernet ports. I would suggest contacting Adtran's Application Engineers to determine which platform would fit your needs. You can contact them by calling 888-423-8726 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Could I setup a failover that allows me to unplug one Ethernet provider to another?
James W. Mou
IT & Personnel Security Manager
I guess I could just have two configs and just apply if needed correct?
James W. Mou
Manager of IT & Security
Yeah switching the hardware at this time probably isn’t an option. So I’ll have to look at modifying the configuration and in the event my primary goes down, I’ll load the second configuration, plug in the actual RJ-45 plug into eth 0/2 and everything should come back online essentially, correct?
if you have a l2 switch you can have one port access vlan 101 for your existing wan connection another port in access vlan 102 for your new 100 meg and a third port to the 5305 in trunk mode native 101, allow 101,102. program .1q on the 5305.
kind of messy but would work until new hardware "4430"