Cisco 887 Vs 1801

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  1. serverdude1982

    serverdude1982 Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just got a quick question.

    Sins the start of this year i have been wanting to buy a new Modem and was going to buy a billion 7800n which i have seen that everyone recommends and say its a good ADSL2+ Modem to get But...

    Atm doing my CCNA at tafe and have had a thing for the cisco stuff for almost a year and was thinking that i might spend the money on buying a cisco 887 or 1801 but when it comes to cisco hardware i have no idea whats better between the two and just wanted to ask you guys if a Cisco 1801 is better than a 887 and would they make a good ADSL2+ Modem ?

    Cheers Guys :)
     
  2. cmasseyau

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    For ADSL and for a home/small network you will not notice much difference between the 2. For ADSL only for a handful of machines I would go either the 877w or 887w (maybe consider Annex M if your ISP supports it and if you plan on doing much uploading or hosting of data).

    1801 is modular so has more flexibility but if it isn't going to be useful a 8x7 would be easier and most likely cheaper. From memory the 1801 has a fan but no sure when/how often it is used but the 870 range is silent unless it gets really hot.
     
  3. chip

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    ^^^ IIRC the 1801 is actively cooled.
     
  4. itsmydamnation

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    i ripped the fans out of my 2800..... no problems at all
     
  5. FiShy

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    I thought the 1800 were fixed unlike the 1700 which were modular?

    Pretty sure they don't support Wireless-N unlike the 887's if that's important to you.
     
  7. FiShy

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    1800 is the replacement for the 1700....


    you are better of getting a stand alone AP for a 870/880.
     
  8. ir0nhide

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    The 1801 is a fixed configuration model with a plethora of interfaces, and is still good for CCNA as long as you don't plan on doing anything with modular cards (eg if you need a serial card).

    Fishy, you might be thinking of the 1841 with its 2 slots?
     
  9. biatch

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    +1 to the 1801 *not* being a modular router.

    Though it will give you a L3/routed port, 4 extra L2 switchports and is a rack-mountable router.

    887s also have the new licensing system so you will need to have purchased the IOS to run more functionality. 1801s you can just upload an advip image and away you go.

    My pick would be the 1801...
     
  10. g@z

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    1801
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    1841
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    I've got an 877W and an 1841 with an ADSL interface I'd be willing to part with :)

    Regards,
    g@z.
     
  11. chip

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    Tell your boss to stop being such a cheapskate and get you a decent laptop.
     
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    I have an 1841 as my adsl router, and a separate wireless N AP. I was using an 857W and my new setup is much faster and more reliable.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers
     
  13. FiShy

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    Sorry all, been so long since i had seen a 1801 in the flesh that i forgot it was not modular.




    Hahah, i skipped the last refresh as its a shit replacment :) next refresh is in a month or two and a much better laptop :)
     
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    Hey Guys

    Thanks guys for all your advice think i will go with the 1801 don't think ill worry about the 1841 wont end up using the modular slots if I'm only using it for home but than again.. :p

    Cheers Guys I'll let yous know how i go if i end up buying one in the next 2 weeks !! :D
     

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