Mix n Match:
Running Routers behind the DCB Multiplexer
The remote LAN is connected to the host LAN with routers through the multiplexer. This insures adequate performance for terminal users while packet data such as email is transferred in the background.
In this diagram, the local LAN and remote LAN are connected using BR-ASI01 routers running at 19.2 Kbps. Terminals are connected to all other ports of the multiplexer and vie for bandwidth. Since DCB multiplexers use statistical multiplexing techniques to optimize line utilization, all terminals receive their share of the bandwidth.... the router doesnt hog the line or seriously degrade terminal response. However, the routed traffic may take longer getting through. This isnt a problem for store-and-forward systems such as email, and some client-server systems with low data transfer requirements, but may cause problems for LAN based applications that are used over the WAN.
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