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usa2k
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reply to HELLFIRE

Re: My first real Cisco

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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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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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.