Routers and Installation
What is a router?
An expensive piece of hardware!
When connecting to the Internet over a DDS link (one of the most
common Internet connection scenarios) a router will interface to the
DDS using some type of synchronous serial port. The NTUs (Network
Terminator Units) provided by Telecom at each end of the DDS will have
either an X21 or V35 synchronous serial interface.
An essential piece of hardware for connecting a customer LAN to the
Basically a computer that can provide a route between two networks.
Usually a router will have a minimum of two network interfaces, one
to connect to a LAN via an ethernet port and a serial interface to
connect to a WAN.
Using the correct interface cable the NTU is connected to the router.
Software in the router can be configured to identify the networks being
routed and control the various interfaces.
Very often a router is the single most expensive item of hardware that
a newly connecting site will have to purchase. In general the price
of routers have not decreased significantly over the last two years,
A modern fully optioned PC system is often less expensive than anything
but the most basic models of router.
Routers have traditionally been provided by network specialists who
will configure the router software for the customers application.
With the fast growth of the Internet and the increase in the number
of people wanting full time Internet connections the need for routers
has also increased. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) now offer to either
provide pre-configured routers or include the router as part of the general
setup in getting a customer site Internet connected.
KCCS can offer several levels of Internet installation service to customers:
Advise on the most cost effective and suitable router for a customer
Assist in the setup and configuration of a customer supplied router for
connection to the Internet
Provide a competitively priced router from a range of routers that are
known to work cleanly and reliably on Internet connections.
Provide a complete service to a customer site including router
purchase/configuration, link commissioning, setting up a computer as the
main customer Internet hosts system, assisting with Email and News manager
software, and setup of Domain Name Server software.
Routers from KCCS
KCCS can provide several different makes of router equipment.
Currently we prefer to provide routers from Cisco, Shiva and Network
Dynamics (now 3Net Securicor). We deal directly with the main distributors
in New Zealand for these products and therefore get dealer pricing on all
products. It is KCCS's policy to provide routers at the lowest price
especially where those routers will be used to connect to KCCS.
(Call Auckland 817-2905 or 025 503086 and get the current pricing on what
routers are available, delivery times and most importantly price)
Current stock and prices
We are a Cisco dealer and carry a small stock of the more common routers
for Internet connections. All Cisco equipment supplied by KCCS is at
between 30% and 40% off recommended retail price. From time to time some
items are on special pricing from Cisco and even lower prices apply.
Althogh we can supply any item from the Cisco range of products the
products most often supplied are:
Cisco 200 ISDN controller, PC card ISA bus with Cisco office manangement
Cisco 1003 ISDN router with IOS software on 2meg Flash memory card
ethernet port and ISDN BRI port. Cisco IOS release 11 software.
Cisco 160x ISDN/Sync router with IOS software. 1601 has one X21 port
and 1603 has one ISDN BRI port. Each has one expansion slot for either an
X21 port ot ISDN BRI port. The 1603 cannot have a second ISDN port.
Cisco IOS release 11 software.
Cisco 2503/2504 router, ethernet/token ring port, two high speed Sync
serial ports, one ISDN BRI port, and Cisco IOS release 11 software.
Cisco 2522 router, ethernet port, ISDN BRI port, two high speed Sysnc
serial ports, eight Sync/Async ports and Cisco IOS release 11 software
Cisco 2509/2511 access server, ethernet port, two Sync serial ports,
8/16 async ports
Cisco 4000 router and Cisco 4500 router, with Network Interface
Modules (NIMs) for single and dual ethernet interface, two and four port
high speed Sync serial ports, four and eight port BSI ISDN ports,
Channelised E1 controller port and fast 100Mbit ethernet port.
Cisco 3620/3640 routers with all available network interface modules,
single and dual ethernet with serial and isdn modules, fast ethernet,
16 and 32port async controllers, single and dual E1 balanced and unbalanced
controllers and 4 and 8 port sync/async controllers.
We are also a dealer for Shiva (formerly Spider) router products and can
supply Shiva product at excellent discount prices, especially when the
router is used to connect to KCCS.
The following products are available:
Shiva ATTO router with Ethernet port, sYNC x21 WAN port, ISDN BRI
port, and SpiderIntegrator Version 5 software.
Shiva ATTO+ router with Ethernet port, Sync X21 WAN port, two ISDN
BRI ports, and SpiderIntegrator Version 5 software.
Shiva MEZZA routers with Ethernet port and up to three plug-in
network modules from: second Ethernet module , ISDN BRI port module,
three X21 Serial port module, and nine X21 port Serial port module.
For latest pricing and stock status/delivery schedule for any of the
above products send Email to
KCCS router sales
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Last modified: 14 December 1997.