>> You do not need an ATM switch to use IMA. ATM is used only to break
>> packets up into smaller cells that are then round-robined across all
>> the interfaces in an IMA group. This process is done in hardware by
>> ATM silicon which is much faster by a couple of orders of magnitude
>> multi-link PPP.
>Does it mean that I can connect our two 3660 routers with the
>NM-8E1-IMA module directly to eight E1 lines, add these 8 E1
>lines into the IMA group and be happy as no other special
>equipment is required ?
Yes, I've done the same with a 3640. As long as you have the IMA
modules in each, and the IOS level and memory to support it, you can
build an IMA/ATM interface between the two routers.
>> > Hi!
>> > What minimal equipment is required to use IMA to inv. multiplex
>> > our traffic across many E1 lines? Is true ATM service required?
>> > If yes, can Catalist 5500 help? (We also have 3660.).
>> > Oleg
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