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Re: My first real Cisco
said by usa2k:The 17xx and 26xxs are all ROUTER platforms, while the 2950 is a
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 ...
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:...If you have SMARTnet tied to a CCO ID, yes.
Are such images available without an actual router?
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:Interesting Google hits
...If you have SMARTnet tied to a CCO ID, yes.
Is "Cisco Unified Communications Software Subscription" a rabbit trail I am following. CDW sells these contracts for as little as $10 for a year.
Jim, VoIP 12/2002, VOIPo 2/2007
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.
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.