I have two sites connected by a T1 circuit. Currenlty I have only a single router on both ends, but I would like to add redundantcy, HSRP, GLBP, or simular in case a router fails (see picture). Is this possible since I only have a single T1? Is there anyway that the two routers can connect to a single T1 to provide a redundant interface?

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  • 4
    The T1 is more likely to fail than the routers. Save your money.
    – Ron Trunk
    Aug 5, 2020 at 23:29
  • 1
    No, you have a point-to-point circuit, which means that there are only two endpoints, not the four you are wanting
    – Ron Maupin
    Aug 6, 2020 at 0:27
  • If one of the routers fails what do you imagine will be forwarding traffic if there's only one router per site?
    – rnxrx
    Aug 6, 2020 at 3:53

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Your main problem is that T1 is point-to-point and you can't terminate it twice, as Ron M. has pointed out. You'd need some kind of hardware switch and set up some router monitoring that toggles the switch.

Depending on the router and line failure rates, it's probably not worth the trouble, as Ron T. has pointed out.

For real redundancy, you'd need a second, independent site-to-site connection and then you can set up failover based on router or line failure.

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