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HELLFIRE
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reply to usa2k

Re: My first real Cisco

said by usa2k:

As mentioned earlier, you must provide your own Cisco IOS to use with GNS3 due to licensing issues. GNS3 is meant to be used in a lab environment for testing and learning. Once you have obtained your own copy of a Cisco IOS for one of the supported platforms, you are ready to continue. Current platforms supported include:

1710 1720 1721 1750 1751 1760 2610 2610XM 2611 2611XM 2620 2620XM 2621 2621XM 2650XM 2651XM
My 2950 seems absent from the list ...
The 17xx and 26xxs are all ROUTER platforms, while the 2950 is a
SWITCH platform. Trust me, spend a few years at this and making
the distinction with the model numbers will become second nature

said by usa2k:

Are such images available without an actual router?
...If you have SMARTnet tied to a CCO ID, yes.

Regards


usa2k
Blessed
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join:2003-01-26
Redford, MI
kudos:3

Thanks. So GNS3 is unusable without buying a router.

For use on a home cable system, its confusing to sort out what would inexpensively give me good hands-on exposure?

When you guys discuss »[Info] IOS 15.1.(2)T released and »WIC-1ADSL Firmware it sounds like firmware is available for download. Is that because you have service contracts?

Looking over »Cisco Forum FAQ

OK, SO YOU GUYS HAVE A CONTRACT »Cisco Forum FAQ »What is Smartnet? Do I need one?

said by HELLFIRE:

...If you have SMARTnet tied to a CCO ID, yes.
Interesting Google hits



Is "Cisco Unified Communications Software Subscription" a rabbit trail I am following. CDW sells these contracts for as little as $10 for a year.
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Jim, VoIP 12/2002, VOIPo 2/2007
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GNS3 is perfectly usable if you dont buy a router. The fact is that most students either copy the IOS they want to emulate from their class routers, or if you are a professional with CCO access, you log into cisco.com and download whatever IOS you want.



usa2k
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Premium,MVM
join:2003-01-26
Redford, MI
kudos:3

I see. My class is using a simulation called CCNA Virtual Lab Platinum. I'll ask my instructor if he has any router images this Saturday. I've seen actual Cisco hardware, but not in action.