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HELLFIRE
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reply to Swat85

Re: Cisco Switches

For CCNA, 2950s are dirt cheap at $100USD or less, but you're limited to 10/100 speeds only.

For CCNP, you'll want to look into a multi-layer switch -- 3550 series at least.

Be prepared to do a bunch of reading at Cisco.com to make sure you're ordering the right model as there's
multiple sub-models for each main series.

@Nightfall
GNS3 / Dynamips is good for routers, but because (Cisco) switches uses proprietary ASICs that can't be
emulated by a computer CPU, that's not really an option here.

Regards