Need info on CCNA lab setup

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I'm going to be studying for my CCNA soon and was wondering what all
equipment I should buy to perform the labs and get hands-on experience?
I plan on buying the equipment used on eBay.

Thanks
Scott

Re: Need info on CCNA lab setup
Hi Scott

I have the following and it works for me:

I have a 2514 router, ideal because it has 2 x serial interfaces so it can
be a
frame relay switch, and 2 x ethernet ports.
A 1721 router with 1 x serial and 1 x ethernet.
A 1603 router also with one of each.
And I have a 2950 switch
As for ISDN stuff, I do not have a simulator, too expensive, I just buy some
rack time with www.mindtechcom.com quite cheap and works very well.

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Re: Need info on CCNA lab setup
Hi Scott,

Chris Bryant, CCIE No. 12933 Routing & Switching:

http://www.bradreese.com/virginia.htm

Has got excellent CCNA Home Lab web pages.

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/Tutorials.htm

Cisco CCNA And CCNP Certification Home Lab Training Articles:

A Beginner's Guide To Building A Home Cisco Lab

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/HOME%20LAB%20Building%20One.htm

Suggestions For Your Cisco Lab Setup

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabSuggestions.htm

Suggested Cisco Lab Topologies - One For Every Budget!

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/HOME%20LAB%20Suggested%20Topologies.htm

Purchasing A Cisco Home Lab On Ebay

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabBuyingOnEbay.htm

Why You Should Buy An ISDN Simulator

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabISDNSimulator.htm

Cisco Home Lab FAQ

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabSetupFAQ.htm

Cisco Home Lab Case Study

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNP%20And%20CCNP%20Home%20Lab%20Case%20Study.htm

Erasing All Configurations In Your Cisco Home Lab

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNA%20CCNP%20Home%20Lab%20Tutorial%20Erasing%20Configurations%20On%20Routers%20And%20Switches.htm

Four Important Commands For Your Cisco Home Lab Config

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabTutorialNoExecLoggingSync.htm

Planning Ahead For CCIE Lab Study

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPCiscoHomeLabPlanningAheadCCIE.htm

Why You Need Hands-On Experience!

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabHandsOnExperience.htm

Cisco Lab Tutorial: The 2501 Router

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNA%20CCNP%20Free%20Home%20Lab%20Article%202501%20Routers.htm

Cisco Lab Tutorial: The 2503 Router

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNA%20CCNP%20Free%20Home%20Lab%20Article%202503%20Routers.htm

Cisco Lab Tutorial: Configuring A Frame Relay Switch

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/Frame%20Relay%20Switch.htm

Cisco Lab Training: A Frame Relay Switch And IP Routing

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabFrameRelaySwitchRouting.htm

Access Server Configuration Example

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabAccessServerTutorial.htm

Cabling Your Access Server

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPHomeLabAccessServerCabling.htm

Defining "Reverse Telnet" And Its Importance In A Cisco Home Lab

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNA%20CCNP%20Home%20Lab%20%20Reverse%20Telnet%20For%20The%20640-801,811,821%20Exams.htm

Your Survival Guide To The Cisco Cable Jungle

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/Cable%20Types.htm

Hope this helps.

Brad Reese
http://www.BradReese.Com


Re: Need info on CCNA lab setup
Scott, I just passed my CCNA exam so let me share with you some of my
experiences.

1) If you are thinking about pursuing more Cisco certifications after
your CCNA, then it will probably be a good idea to go with Brad Reese
or Den's suggestion of getting some hardware.

2) Otherwise, I'd say just go with Boson and Packet Tracer (Cisco's own
network simulator), TestKing's practise exam, and a few of the Cisco
books pertinent to your exam.

Just my two cents.


Re: Need info on CCNA lab setup
Home LAB AAAAaaaaa. Check it out

PW=howard
http://imageevent.com/hhuntley/computerlab
You will see it on the last page.



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Re: Need info on CCNA lab setup
So Howard, do you run the internet from your house then?
That's not a lab, that's a corporate comms room..!!
I wish I had it all to play with though, it's proper divorce material isn't
it!
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If you want to see a truely impressive home lab:

http://smorris.uber-geek.net/lab.htm

I've seen local ISP's run on much less equipment.





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Re: Need info on CCNA lab setup
This person's email doesn't work. How can I email S. Morris??

Here is another outstanding home LAB!
http://e-shane.com /



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try www.uber-geek.com




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