It rather subverts the desire of having 2 circuits to begin with.

Having multiple pieces of kit makes any failure along that path
irrelevant since it's redundant up & down the data path.

Convince them to run dual routers (they don't have to be hefty but
capable to run HSRP) and you'll be better off once one circuit does
actually fail.

HRH,
Brandon

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Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:18 PM
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Subject: [fw-wiz] router with 2 redundant inferfaces

Hi guys,
my company is having 2 leased lines internet connections and they were
about to buy two routers to make them standby to each other, each with
one of the internet connections, as they were discussing with some
network consultant...he convinced them to reduce cost and put 2 wics
in one router only each connected to the each internet connection
instead of buying 2 routers....is that appropriate??

thanks alot

Nad
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