multiple ethernet router choice

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Hi,

I need to setup a small lab with a multiple port ethernet router or L3
switch and have two choices:

1) get a 3640 with to non fastethernets

2) add a X5302 to a retired Catalyst 5000 with 12 fastethernets

the cost of the solutions is comparable.
Me thinks that a RSM on the 5000 is better...

other opinions?

/CM


Re: multiple ethernet router choice
Capitan Mutanda wrote:

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Old, obsolete, don't bother.

What are your *real* requirements, and what have you got?

Would a router that will do trunking do you? what about a cheap switch with L3
capability?
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Paul Matthews                          
paul@cattytown.me.uk
http://www.hepcats.co.uk

Re: multiple ethernet router choice

Paul Matthews wrote:
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I have a 5000 with slot 5 empty. RSMs are not so expensive (obsolete?!)
Requirements aren't production but training

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Certainly it would be best to have a 3550 but you don't get them cheap
non even used on ebay. I have several unused 25xy but none with 2
ethernets, could put 2 back 2 back but not as real as with 2 lans

/CM


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Re: multiple ethernet router choice
Capitan Mutanda wrote:

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Even so, there will almost certainly be CLI differences through the versions.

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1605s are dual ethernet. I was actually thinking more 1700 series routers...
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Paul Matthews                          
paul@cattytown.me.uk
http://www.hepcats.co.uk

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