I hate being stereotypical - but if you dont ask you dont get - and I was pointed here (twice in fact) to contest my question closure. Are there any edits I can make to bring this back into the 'on-topic' domain where it can add value for myself and others?
My justification is that the Cisco 1900 series is a small-branch level equipment type, and my question revolves around L2-3 protocols. Admittedly in this instance the 'context' could be considered off-topic, but I would say the question is not (frankly, does anyone care where my 1941W is located? I doubt it).
I would also say there is a middle ground between 'enterprise' networks, small businesses, and consumer level. Whilst Super User is great for consumer level equipment, a lot of questions at this middle level seem to go unanswered.
Having done a fair read through the meta, I haven't exactly got high hopes - but by asking it adds to the statistics of people who have inadvertently stepped out of line and the chance the issues raised in the questions below may be addressed:
I also find it very interesting that - despite being directed here to discuss on/off topic - there are numerous examples such as this one of the meta-question also being downvoted (i.e. off-topic for the off-topic Q&A board!).