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Hi All,

I need some advice; I am doing my ccna and have up to now been using
sims. I would like to buy some routers and use these. I am not sure
what model to use; I have been looking at 2610. But this only has
one eth and no wan, well it does but I have to pay for WIC upgrades
(and what upgrades I am not sure) Is there a 2600 router that has 2
eth ports that I can simulate a working network?

Any info is much appreciated

Min
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I don;t think you need a 2600 series router for CCNA. 2500 router(s) will be
more than enough, I assume. 2500 are much more cheaper than 2600s. If you
can find 2500 series with Eth port like 2503, you can work on all labs, like
OSPF ( to choose DR and BDR) etc.
Bill
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Go with the 2500 series.  These and everything you need for your ccna can be
purchased on ebay.  You will need to pick up some AUIs for ethernet on these
routers.  If you want to practice frame relay, go with a 2520.  You can also
pick up a 2509 for an access server, but not neccessary.  You will also need
to pick up some back to back cables.  You can find the 2501 with max memory
for under 100 bucks.


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WARNING: Not all 2600s have 2 ethernet ports



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Hi, thanks for the Advice!

I have a couple of 2503, will I need something else? I.e. to play
with frame relay. If i brought say a 2503 and 2 2520 would I be able
to connect thes all together? Sorry to sound dumb just want to make
sure I get it right first time :)

M.
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Is it worth getting a few different router or just stick with the
same model, i.e. 2503 x 3? or 2503, 2501, ect ect

I just want something that will allow to get my ccna.

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The only difference in the 2503 and the 2501 is the 2503 has an isdn bri
port.  If you already have a couple of 2503s I would pick up maybe another
2501 and a 2520 for frame relay.  The 2520 has the same ports as the  2503
plus a couple additonal serial ports.  Make sure all of your routers have at
least 16mb ram and 16mb flash so that you can run enterprise IOS.  Memory
can be purchased on ebay cheap for these routers.  You can pick up a 2520
cheap also on ebay.  Connect them all together with back to back cables or
these crossover cables (my favorite for a lab)
http://cgi.ebay.com/1FT-Back-to-Back-DCE-DTE-DB60-Crossover-Cable-Cisco_W0QQitemZ5818893652QQcategoryZ73321QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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I actually used a 4700 with a fe, dual ether and dual serial module.
That interfaced fine to a couple of 2500 and 1600 routers and my 2200
and 2924xl-en switch. I got them all pretty cheap on eBay. The 4700 came
with a maximum memory load and the enterprise IOS. The cost was fairly
low and gave me lots of options to play with.

Dennis

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