We currently have two sites connected via a vpn over a 4mb leased line.
Site 1: 172.16.0.0/24 Site 2: 126.96.36.199/24
Thankfully the contract is about to end, so we are looking at upgrading to a 100mbps short haul / ethernet extension - the equivalent of connecting the two networks directly via cat5.
I had assumed that because we have layer 2 access and rj45 plugs at each site we could bridge the connections quite easily, however our cisco provider recommends a switch at each end performing layer 3 routing - because of the 100mbps speed we need good performance to the tune of approx 3k each.
Any help would be appreciated.