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Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA

[CCNA] How does this sound?

For a CCNA lab:

2x 3640
3x 2621
5x 2611
1x 3560G
1x 3550
1x Lightstream 1010

I can also throw in two more switches in the mix, but they're old Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX. (non-IOS)

HELLFIRE
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join:2009-11-25
kudos:18
Are you getting any WICs / NMs as well or is it going to be all (fast)ethernet connectivity you're going to be doing?

May be alittle over the top for NA, but if you can afford it, I'd say go for it.

Regards


Wily_One
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The beauty of it is this will cost me nothing. There's a network lab at work that I have access to now, and one rack is up for grabs.

There are various modules in the chassis, but I didn't write them down. So equipment wise this sounds pretty good, right? (I was guessing it's overkill for CCNA.)

HELLFIRE
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join:2009-11-25
kudos:18
reply to Wily_One
If the the 2600s aren't XMs, they won't take 12.4T code or voice modules, but you can rig em with
some fairly cheap serial ports for expanded non-FE connectivity -- my personal favorite is the
NM-4A/S.

The 3640 is long in tooth, but I hear it'll expand alot more than the 26xx routers function-wise.

As for the 3550 / 3560, if they're EMI (ie. EIGRP, IS-IS, and BGP), they're worth their weight in
gold and more.

Regards