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Cisco SOHO 78 G.SHDSL Router

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Cisco SOHO 78 G.SHDSL Router

Affordable Multiuser Access with the Power

of Cisco IOS® Manageability and Reliability

The Cisco SOHO 78 Router provides an affordable, secure, multiuser DSL access solution to small-office/home-office (SOHO) customers while reducing deployment and operational costs for service providers. Through the power of Cisco IOS® technology, the Cisco SOHO 78 G.SHDSL Router provides superior manageability and reliability.

Figure 1:
Cisco SOHO 78 G.SHDSL Router


SOHO customers need affordable, multiuser access on a single DSL line as well firewall security and reliability. (See Figure 1.) Services providers need to deploy and manage intelligent customer premise equipment that supports SOHO customers' needs while keeping operational costs low. Easy set up, management, and support are key features that help reduce operational costs.

G.SHDSL is the latest version of DSL technology, and it provides business customers a symmetrical service for bandwidth-intensive applications. G.SHDSL can support speeds both upstream and downstream of up to 2.3 Mbps and can reach customers as far as 20,000 feet from the telco/PTT office.

Cisco SOHO 78 Router Benefits SOHO Users and Service Providers

The Cisco SOHO 78 Router provides key features for SOHO users who have more requirements than a DSL modem can provide. Service providers can use the Cisco SOHO 78 Router to offer a DSL service with features beyond simple consumer needs. Additionally, with the Cisco SOHO 78 Router and Cisco IOS Software, service providers can help reduce their operational expenses in providing DSL services.

The Cisco SOHO 78 Router is ideal for small offices or home offices and allows users to share a single G.SHDSL line and a single IP address. The Cisco SOHO 78 Router provides:

  • Affordable, multiuser access

  • Secure packet filtering firewall

  • Easy set up and deployment with web-based configuration

Affordable, Multiuser Access with a Single DSL Line

The Cisco SOHO 78 G.SHDSL Router enables service providers to deploy an affordable, multiuser router that is ideal for sites that need fast, reliable access to the Internet. Network Address Translation (NAT) allows multiple users to share one DSL line with a single IP address. NAT eliminates the need to readdress all PCs with private network addresses. Unlike a DSL modem, which allows only a single PC to connect to the Internet at a time, the Cisco SOHO 78 G.SHDSL Router allows multiple PCs to connect to the Internet simultaneously.

The Cisco SOHO 78 Router also provides an integrated four-port Ethernet hub, which makes it ideal for a small office. As many as four PCs or devices can be connected directly to the Cisco SOHO 78 Router without a separate hub.


Figure 2:
The Cisco SOHO 78 G.SHDSL Router is ideal in a small office or home office for providing basic secure and reliable access to the Internet.



Internet Security with Packet-Filtering Firewall

With the always-on connection that DSL provides, network security is essential. The Cisco SOHO 78 Router enables service providers to offer a packet-filtering firewall that helps protect users from unauthorized access. Cisco's packet-filtering firewall logs information and provides an audit trail of unauthorized access attempts. Service providers can use this information to track down the source of these security threats. NAT also provides security by allowing users to hide behind a single public IP address, keeping the PCs behind the router concealed from public view.

Easy Setup and Deployment

The Cisco SOHO 78 Router includes a Web-based configuration tool. The Cisco Router Web Setup tool (CRWS) allows users who have no technical experience to set up the router quickly, without knowledge of Cisco IOS Software and without needing to install any additional software on a PC.


Figure 3:
Cisco Router Web Set-Up Tool



Reduced Cost of Operations for Service Providers

Because the Cisco SOHO 78 Router is based on Cisco IOS technology, service providers can leverage their training and investments in Cisco IOS Software to reduce their overall costs of doing business. With these key management and troubleshooting features, service providers can cost-effectively deploy and remotely manage the Cisco SOHO 78 Router with the following advantages:

  • Cisco IOS manageability, including interactive diagnostics/debugging features

  • Familiar Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI)

  • Proven reliability and industry-leading support

  • Lower deployment costs

Remote Management with Cisco IOS Technology

The Cisco SOHO 78 Router incorporates the same Cisco IOS technologies used by service providers and enterprises, allowing service providers to use existing knowledge of Cisco IOS Software to reduce training costs when configuring, installing, and deploying Cisco SOHO 78 Routers.

Additionally, Cisco IOS Software provides many debug features that allow a service provider to diagnose network problems remotely. For example, the G.SHDSL loop analysis feature provides information gathered remotely on line quality and data transfer rates, including train speeds for upstream and downstream, bit error rate, margin, and chipset status, as well bits per frequency bin.

The Cisco SOHO 78 Series routers support centralized administration and management via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Telnet, or local management through the router console port. Additionally, the world-class support offered by the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) provides unparalleled support services.

Proven Reliability and Support

Because the Cisco SOHO 78 Router is based on the same proven Cisco IOS technology used on 80 percent of the Internet and because Cisco IOS Software is the industry-standard application for mission-critical enterprise networks, SOHO customers can depend on them day after day, year after year.

Lower Deployment Costs

Additionally, Cisco aids service providers by helping reduce deployment costs. Cisco Configuration Express, a Web-based ordering system and customized in-line manufacturing process, allows service providers to order preconfigured Cisco SOHO 78 Routers and have them shipped directly to the customer site. This reduces costs for warehousing and deploying products.

This, combined with the Cisco Router Web Setup tool, promotes efficient customer self-installation. End users complete the installation simply by bringing up a Web browser and entering a user name and password. By making deployment of services faster, service providers can save on costs while increasing customer satisfaction.



Table 1: Key Product Features and Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Affordable, Multiuser Access

NAT/PAT

  • Allows multiple users to share a single DSL line and one
    IP address

  • Lets businesses and service providers conserve valuable
    IP address space

Four-Port Ethernet Hub

  • Allows up to four PCs or devices to be connected directly to the router without the need for a separate hub

Security

 

Packet-Filtering Firewall

(Access Control Lists)

  • Protect network from unauthorized access through Extended Access Control Lists

NAT/PAT

  • Hides internal IP addresses from external networks

  • Prevents certain denial-of-service attacks from outside networks on internal hosts

Easy Setup and Deployment

 

Cisco Router Web Setup tool

  • Web-based configuration tool allows users to set up the router quickly without needing a working knowledge of Cisco IOS Software

  • No need to install additional software on a PC to configure the router

Configuration Express

  • Allows service providers to order preconfigured customer premises equipment (CPE) and have it shipped directly to the customer site

Color-Coded Ports and Cables and Quick-Start Reference Guide

  • Help users make proper connections

  • Provide easy-to-follow installation instructions

Choice of Encapsulation: PPP over ATM (PPPoATM), PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE), and RFC 1483 Routed or Bridged (RFC 2684)

  • Ensures compatibility with existing network

Cisco IOS Management and Proven Reliability

Cisco IOS Interactive Debugging Features

  • Allow service providers to remotely or locally diagnose network problems in detail (for example, via Telnet or terminal connection into the router)

Cisco IOS CLI

  • Allows customers to use existing knowledge of Cisco IOS CLI for easier installation and manageability without additional training

Cisco IOS Easy IP

  • Enables true mobility-client IP addresses to be transparently configured via the Cisco IOS Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server each time a client powers up

Management

  • Enables remote management and monitoring via SNMP, Telnet, or HTTP and local management via console port

Proven Technology

  • Cisco IOS Software offers technology that is used throughout the backbone of the Internet and in most enterprise networks.

World-Class Support

  • Helps customers keep their Cisco SOHO 78 Series routers running all the time



Table 2: Model Matrix
Hardware Specifications Cisco SOHO 78 Router

Processor Speed

MPC 855T RISC

Default DRAM1 Memory

50 MHz

Maximum DRAM Memory

16 MB

Default Flash2 Memory

16 MB

Maximum Flash Memory

8 MB

G.SHDSL Port

8 MB

10 Mbps Ethernet Four Port Hub

RJ-11

Crossover Switch (To Hub/To PC)

RJ-45

Console Port

Yes

LEDs

RJ-45

Power Supply

10

Processor Speed

Universal 100-240 VAC


Table 3: Cisco SOHO 78 Software Feature Set for Release 12.2(1)XE
Protocols and Features Supported by Cisco SOHO 78 Software Feature Sets—Basic Protocols/Features IP
Routing/Bridging

 

Transparent Bridging

X

IP

X

PPPoE, PPPoA, RFC1483 Routed or Bridged

X

RIP, RIPv2

X

PAP, CHAP, Local Password

X

IP Basic and Extended Access Lists

X

Ease of Use and Deployment

 

Web-based Configuration

X

Easy IP Phase I and II

X

Bandwidth Optimization

 

STAC Compression

X

Ease of Use and Deployment

 

Cisco Router Web Setup tool

X

Easy IP Phase I and II

X

Configuration Express

X

Management

 

SNMP, Telnet, Console Port

X

TFTP Client and Server

X

Address Conservation

X

NAT Many to One (PAT)

X

IPCP Address Negotiation

X

DHCP Client Address Negotiation

X

Dying Gasp

X




Table 4: Cisco SOHO and 800 Series—DSLAM Interoperability
DSLAM Alcatel ASAM 1000 Alcatel 7300 Cisco 6x60/6015 ECI
Chipset AME ADSL AME ADSL GSI G.SHDSL ADI ADSL GSI ADSL GSI G.SHDSL ADI 918 ADSL ADI 930 ADSL Metalink G.SHDSL
Cisco 826

X

X

-

-

P (ext)

-

P

P

-

Cisco 827H

X

X

-

X*

X

-

P

P

-

Cisco 828

-

-

P

-

-

X

-

-

R

Cisco SOHO 76

X

X

-

-

P (ext)

-

P

P

-

Cisco SOHO 77H

X

X

-

X*

X

-

P

P

-

Cisco SOHO 78

-

-

P

-

-

X

-

-

R

DSLAM Siemens Xpresslink 2.0 Fujitsu/Westell Marconi DSLAM AXH600 Lucent Stinger
Chipset TI ADSL GSI G.SHDSL AME ADSL GSI G.SHDSL AME ADSL Metalink G.SHDSL AME ADSL GSI ADSL
Cisco 826

P

-

-

?

R

Cisco 827H

P

-

P

-

R

-

?

R

Cisco 828

-

R

-

P

---

R

-

-

Cisco SOHO 76

P

-

-

-

-

-

?

R

Cisco SOHO 77H

P

-

P

-

R

-

?

R

Cisco SOHO 78

-

R

-

P

-

R

-

-

Legend
P

In progress

P (ext)

In progress

X

Supported

R

On roadmap

-

No plan/not supported

*

Needs external attenuator

?

TDB, testing required



Regulatory and Standards Compliance

Safety:

  • UL 1950

  • CSA 22.2 No 950

  • EN60950

  • AUSTEL TS001

  • AS/NZS 3260
    • FCC Part 15 Class B

    Emissions

    • EN55022: 1998, Class B

    Emissions

    • EN61000-3-2: 1995

    Harmonics

    • EN61000-3-3: 1995

    Flicker

    • EN 50082-1 (1997)

    Immunity

    • EN55024: 1998

    Immunity

    • EN61000-4-2

    ESD

    • EN61000-4-3

    RF Fields

    • EN61000-4-4

    EFT

    • EN61000-4-5

    Surge

    • EN61000-4-6

    Conducted RF

    • EN61000-4-11

    Voltage Dips/Sags/Interruptions



PTT:

  • Cisco supports telco approvals for SHDSL worldwide as demanded by different countries.

G.SHDSL Specifications

  • Downstream and upstream symmetrical data rates 192 Kbps to 2.3 Mbps in increments of 64 Kbps

  • Globespan G.SHDSL Chipset

  • ITU G.991.2 Annex A and Annex B

Supported RFCs

  • RFC 2516 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) over Ethernet

  • RFC 2364 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) over
    ATM PVCs

  • RFC 2684 (formerly 1483) Multiprotocol ATM encapsulation

  • RFC 1577 Classical IP over ATM

  • RFC 1213 MIB II for IP

  • RFC 1695 AToM MIB for ATM

  • RFC 1058 RIP1, RIP1-compatible

  • RFC 1389 RIP2

  • RFC 2131,2132 DHCP server

  • RFC 1542, 2132 Bootp and DHCP relay agent

  • RFC 2132 DHCP client

  • RFC 1974 Data compression of up to 4:1 (STACTMLZS)

  • RFC 1144 Van Jacobson TCP header compression

  • RFC 1631 Network renumbering

  • RFC 1334,1994 User authentication (PAP/CHAP) with PPP

  • RFC 1631,2663 IP Network Address Translation (NAT)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions and Weight Specifications

  • Dimensions (H x W x D) without cables:
    2.0 x 9.7 x 8.5 in. (5.1 x 24.6 x 21.6 cm)

  • Weight:
    1.43 lb (0.65 kg)

Environmental Operating Ranges

  • Operating temperature:
    32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C)

  • Nonoperating temperature:
    -4° F to 149° F (-20° C to 65° C)

  • Operating humidity:
    10% to 85% relative humidity (noncondensing)

  • Nonoperating humidity:
    5% to 95% relative humidity (noncondensing)

  • Operating altitude:
    0 ft to 10,000 ft (0m to 3000m)

  • Nonoperating altitude:
    0 ft to 15,000 ft (0m to 4570m)

Router Power

  • AC input voltage:
    100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz

  • Power consumption:
    6 to 14W (idle-maximum consumption)

  • Power supply rating:
    15W