Introduction to the 4 Ports Router
The Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router (C2901-CME-SRST/K9) is a powerful and reliable router designed for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices. It is built on the Cisco IOS Software platform and offers a range of advanced features and capabilities to enhance network performance and security.
One of the key features of the C2901-CME-SRST/K9 is its integrated security, which includes a built-in firewall, VPN support, and advanced threat defense capabilities. This helps to protect the network from a wide range of external and internal security threats.
In addition to security, the router also supports voice and video communications through Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) and Cisco SRST (Survivable Remote Site Telephony). This allows businesses to easily set up and manage voice and video communications across their networks.
The C2901-CME-SRST/K9 also supports Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize and manage network traffic, ensuring that critical applications and services receive the bandwidth they need. This helps to improve network performance and reduce congestion.
With its compact design, the C2901-CME-SRST/K9 is easy to install and manage, making it a great choice for businesses looking to enhance the capabilities of their networks.
High Availability and Scalability
The C2901-CME-SRST/K9 Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router is designed to offer high availability and scalability to businesses. Some of the key features that contribute to this include:
- Cisco SRST (Survivable Remote Site Telephony): This feature allows the router to provide basic call processing in the event of a WAN failure, ensuring that voice communications remain up and running.
- Redundant Power Supply: The router supports a redundant power supply, which helps to ensure that it remains operational even in the event of a power failure.
- High-availability features: The router supports several high-availability features such as Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) to ensure that the network remains up and running in case of failure of one of the routers.
- Scalability: The C2901-CME-SRST/K9 supports modular design and can scale up to support a larger number of users and devices. This allows businesses to easily expand their network as their needs grow.
- Software-Defined Networking (SDN) support: The router can be integrated with SDN controllers like Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), which allows centralized management and automation. This help to scale network operations.
Configuration and Management
The C2901-CME-SRST/K9 Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router can be configured and managed in a variety of ways, including:
- Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI): The router can be configured and managed using the Cisco IOS CLI, which is a text-based interface that allows administrators to enter commands to configure and manage the router.
- Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP): This is a web-based interface that allows administrators to configure and manage the router through a graphical user interface (GUI). It provides a step-by-step wizard for configuring common network tasks, and also allows for the export and import of configuration files.
- Cisco Network Assistant (CNA): This is a free, centralized management tool that allows administrators to configure and manage multiple Cisco devices, including the C2901-CME-SRST/K9 router. It provides a GUI and allows for the creation of device templates to simplify the configuration process.
- Remote management: The router can be managed remotely through Telnet, SSH or SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).
- Software-Defined Networking (SDN) controller: The router can be integrated with a SDN controller like Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) which allows centralized management and automation of the network.
- Manufacturer Part Number C2901-CME-SRST/K9
- Brand Name Cisco
- Product Series: 2900
- Product Type Router
- Total Number of Ports 2
- Management Port Yes
- Number of Total Expansion Slots 9
Network & Communication
- Network Technology 10/100/1000Base-T
- Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
- Redundant Power Supply Supported Yes
- Flash Memory 256 MB
- Standard Memory 512 MB
- Memory Technology DRAM
- Maximum Memory 2 GB
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply: Yes
- Input Voltage: 110 V AC-220 V AC
Dimensions and Weight
- Compatible Rack Unit 1U
- Form Factor Rack-mountable
- Wall Mountable
- Height 1.8 Inch
- Width 17.3 Inch
- Depth 17.3 Inch
- Weight (Approximate) 16 Lbs
About Refurbished Products
Routers lead the line as the first line of network security in homes and offices. It prevents intrusion into a network while creating a firewall to provide the highest level of security on several network types. They are the best ways of keeping computer systems, network systems, and information contained in them safe from intrusion.
A router is designed to be more capable than several other network devices such as hubs or switches that can only carry out basic network functions. For instance, a hub only transfers data between network devices without analyzing or doing anything with those data. On the other hand, routers are able to analyze data sent between network devices. They can change the packaging of such data and send it over to a different network.
Routers are the perfect devices to share an internet connection between multiple computers in home networks. A router typically connects to the modem using a network cable. Router networking occurs via a WAN port or the internet. There are also wireless routers that connect to devices using different wireless standards.
The hardware inside these routers allows them to cope with several network use at the same time. Many of these routers come with dual-core and quad-core processors. These processor options allow them to handle lots of data more effectively. Users can use their Wi-Fi routers for activities such as video streaming, online gaming, data backups, and more. Even while carrying out those operations, the routers perform at the highest levels.
Users will get routers that broadcast wireless signals over two frequencies (for dual-band) or more (for tri-band and others). These routers run at frequencies that can cover a wide expanse of area. They are not congested and are perfect for office buildings, homes, and large enterprises. Clients will find routers that emit their signals between 2.4 GHz and 5GHz.
Built-in Security Features
These router networking devices also come with security features such as device quarantine, firmware updates, automatic updates, and more. The features allow them to provide network-level protection against attacks. With these features, cybercriminals will be unable to infiltrate home networks.
Types of Routers
There are several types of routers that users can benefit from. Some of them include:
- Core Routers. These are the types used by Internet Service Providers. They are the fastest and most powerful types. They sit at the center of the internet and forward data through the main fiber Optics.
- Wireless Routers. These work in a similar manner as a home or business LAN. However, they give room for better mobility for laptops, tablets, and other portable devices. These types offer transmission over short distances.
- Enterprise Routers. These are the types employed by large companies. Organizations use enterprise routers to connect their networks to these core routers.
- Branch Routers. These types connect an enterprise's remote offices to its Wide Area Network (WAN). They come with improved features such as wireless LAN management, time-division multiplexing, WAN acceleration, and more.
- Edge Routers. These are the most commonly used types in homes and small businesses. They are low-capacity devices that connect to the public internet or private WAN, or external LAN.
- Logical Routers. They function similarly to hardware to create several network routes.
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