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Should we replace routers with switches?

The network manager at Evco Insurance understands that the switches are becoming increasingly more advanced. Evco currently uses routers to connect most of its network segment to the backbone, and it uses routers to connect its 12 satellite offices around town to the corporate headquarters. The network manager asks weather you think he would be wise to replace these routers with switches in the future. What is your response?
It depends how your satellite lactations are connected. If a Frame Relay cloud connects them and you want a serial interface, dynamic wan updates and multiple subnets, you may be forced to use routers. If you want to keep it simple you may be able to get by with a switch. It sounds like you can update your office backbone with switches if you like.
This was last published in August 2002

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