The Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router is a simple, yet powerful networking device designed for a variety of connectivity scenarios. Basically, it is in two form factors which are Hardened (Cisco 819HG) and Non-Hardened (Cisco 819G).
The Cisco 819 Integrated Services Routers are designed for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications and provide you with Voice and Video Communications, Highly Secure Data, Multi-Virtual Route Forwarding (Multi-VRF), Quality of Service, Advanced VPN, Unified Communications, and Enterprise Grade Services over LTE.
Designed with Secure and Advanced IOS Software, the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Routers enable a wide range of Wired and Wireless connections, and with their sizes, they can be easily deployed in vehicles, kiosks, and small branch offices. This also provides you with an extension of Cisco-Products Based Network Solutions if you are an already existing Cisco products user or intending one.
Overview of the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router
The Cisco 819 Integrated Service Router is built with a durable and robust design that enables it to withstand extreme temperatures which makes it an ideal device for harsh environments. At the top, you will observe ventilation holes for heat dissipation, and depending on which of the variants of the Cisco 819 Integrated Service Router you are working with, at the back of the router, you have a 4G Antenna Connector – M0/MAIN, LEDs, a Reset Button, 4G/3G Port, a 4G Antenna Connector -M1/DIV, a Serial Port, Fast Ethernet Ports, Gigabit Ethernet Port, Console/Auxilliary Ports, Power Input, a Power Switch, an Active GPS Antenna Connector, and Grounding.
Configuring the Cisco 819 Integrated Series Router
Firstly, you do need to have basic to intermediate knowledge of configuring Cisco Switches and Routers as that would aid you in configuring the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router. When you boot up the Cisco 819 ISR, some basic configs would already be performed such as the LAN and WAN Interfaces configuration, Network Address Translation (NAT) Inside Interface, Console, and Line VTY Ports.
Then, to set up an internet connection, you need to get a Point-to-Point Protocol Client Name which is designated as your Login Name. You also need to get a Point-to-Point Protocol Authentication Type; this could be a Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP), or alternatively, a Password Authentication Protocol (PAP). Also, a Point-to-Point Protocol Password that would be used to have access to your ISP, a DNS Server IP Address, and a Default Gateway IP Address.
To set up a connection to your Corporate Network, you have to get a Point-to-Point Protocol Authentication Type; this could be CHAP or PAP. Then, a Point-to-Point Protocol Client Name, and a Point-to-Point Protocol Password that would be used to access the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router.
If you are going to include IP Routing in your setup, generate your network’s IP Addressing and Subnets. Then, to set up the Serial Interface on the Cisco 819 ISR, you would have to set up its Mode of Operation; this can be Sync, Async, and Bisync. The Clock Rate would be set also but according to the Mode, and IP Address depending on the Mode.
For 3G/4G Data Profile, you need your Internet Service Provider’s Username and Password, as well as the Access Point Name (APN). Once you have all of the above information, you can go ahead to configure your Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router. To see more details on the Configs, see the Cisco guide.
Features and Performance of the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router
(1) Robust Connectivity Anywhere
The Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router is one that’s designed with a variety of network interfaces such as Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet just to name a few. With these, the router provides network connectivity for any type of setup or deployment. The Cisco 819 ISR also ensures network connectivity and performance in the most challenging environments. You may be in a moving vehicle, a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO), deploying emergency services in a disaster, or in a remote location somewhere needing a backup solution; the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router has got you covered.
(2) Advanced and Secure Networking
In a world where security is very crucial, this cannot be compromised in any network equipment you want to have. The Cisco 819 ISR features a Firewall with Intrusion Detection and Prevention, VPN support, with advanced Encryption and Authentication protocols to keep your data safe.
This router provides for growth and adaptability to your growing networking needs. You may have a small business or a very large Corporate Enterprise; this router will conveniently integrate into your existing network architecture. You will be able to expand the capabilities of the router and customize it to suit your network-specific requirements.
(4) Centralized Management
Simplified network administration is something every Network Admin wants and with this router, you have that. With the brand’s comprehensive management solutions, you can control and manage your network from a centralized location thereby enhancing efficiency.
(5) Outstanding Industry Performance
Cisco is a renowned and widely accepted brand in the networking solutions space, and with the Cisco 819 Integrated Services router, you are assured of the brand’s exceptional device(s) performance. This router features very powerful processing capabilities with advanced routing that delivers you quality of service, network performance optimization, robust handling of high-bandwidth applications, and an overall superior user experience.
The Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router is a portable device that provides you with secure, high-performance, and scalable network connectivity for your office and corporate remote network connections. It is designed to function with LTE Wireless connectivity which enables users to get access to the internet via a Cellular network. It also provides support for Wireless connectivity which gives access to several gadgets to connect through it and get to the internet.
The Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router is built with Firewall and VPN capabilities with advanced security features that enable it to protect sensitive data and ensure network integrity. The design of the Cisco 819 ISR is one that enables it to withstand extreme temperatures which makes it suitable for harsh environments.
In terms of manageability, the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router can be configured via its Command Line Interface which gives you full control of the router. As mentioned earlier in this article, you do have to have basic to intermediate knowledge of configuring Cisco switches and routers to be able to make the most of the Cisco 819 ISR.
In terms of performance, the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router is built with advanced features that prioritize network traffic and quality of service to deliver smooth performance of crucial applications.
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