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Re: [CCNA] how to purhase hardware and determine IOS needed
I would think the 2600's are getting a bit old now. Sure you can still use them for practicing EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, frame relay etc, but the non XM series I think IOS support stops at 12.3. XM probably not much beyond 12.4. So you risk not being able to play with some features if they were released in IOS 15, or after the last supported IOS.
The newer G1 ISRs (x800 series) will run IOS 15, and hence be much more "relevant" to modern and future exams. They also still work on the old IOS feature licensing model where the image you load determines the features you have. So you can still load an image packed with features without having to worry about licenses (the G2 ISRs have the universal image with features unlocked by licenses.)
I think Advanced Enterprise Services is still the bees knees. When it comes to features it supports *.