Ethernet over DS3 Converters

Bryan King bking at
Mon Nov 23 20:42:58 UTC 2009

Brad Fleming wrote:
> Hello all,
> My company is searching for some Ethernet over DS3 converters / adaptors 
> for a specific installation. I see several options from Adtran, 
> RAD-Direct, and a couple other (smaller) vendors and was wondering if 
> anyone out there has suggestions or insights.
> Our needs are pretty simple:
> We'll need to pass multiple VLANs unless that's simply not possible.
> We'll need copper 10/100 interfaces  on each side.
> Here are the two main products we're currently eyeing....
> Adtran Product:
> RAD-Direct Product:
> Thanks very much for any suggestions.
> -- 
> Brad Fleming
> Network Engineer
> Kansas Research and Education Network
> Office:    785-856-9800 x.222
> Moblie:  785-865-7231
> NOC:     866-984-3662

We currently use Overture Networks for Ethernet over DS3:

You can use them as a simple Ethernet bridge if that is all you 
need/want, but they also will handle  VLAN tagging, tag-in-tag, VLAN 
switching, rate-limiting, CoS, etc. Some people don't like them because 
there is no CLI for management only a web-based GUI and SNMP.

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