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A communication system includes an access server that communicates information between a wide area network (WAN) and a local area network (LAN). The access server includes a WAN interface, a switch fabric, a number of route processors, and a LAN interface. The switch fabric directs information from the WAN interface to a selected route processor based on its loading characteristics.

Title
Switched architecture access server
Application Number
8/960590
Publication Number
6252878 (B1)
Application Date
October 30, 1997
Publication Date
June 26, 2001
Inventor
Anthony J P Carew
Austin
TX, US
William K Brewer
Austin
TX, US
Kip R McClanahan
Austin
TX, US
Craig S Cantrell
Austin
TX, US
Robert H Locklear Jr
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Baker Botts L
US
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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