Newbie: I bought a 2501, now what?

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Hi,

I'm learning for my CCNA and thought of buying a 2501. The thing now is, to
what can i connect the synschronous serial ports to? I have adsl and some
ethernet switches. Is there a converter from sync serial to ethernet? And if
not what now? should I just go and buy another 2501 and play with them
hooked up to each other until I pass and sell - cause 2501 is obsolete with
today's home internet stuff?

What other router should I have bought?

Hope someone can help

Go well!
jk




Re: Newbie: I bought a 2501, now what?


2514 is a good choice because it has two ethernet ports.


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Re: Newbie: I bought a 2501, now what?


Jacques Koorts wrote:
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Not as far as I know (and I'll guess if there was it would be greater than
the price of your 2501)

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Yes I'll guess that would be a good suggestin. I've recently bought 2 2501
pieces on ebay for about 50 a piece.
Also buy a crossover dce/dte cable about 10/12$ and your ready for it

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depends on !
be aware that the 2501 aren't fully adequate for all of the lab test ( VLAN
trunks, subinterfaces etc.)

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Return the 2501 and get your money back and purchase a 2515 or one of
the 3600's


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Re: Newbie: I bought a 2501, now what? Correction (0/1)


Return the 2501 and get your money back and purchase a 2514 or one of
the 3600's


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Re: Newbie: I bought a 2501, now what? (1/1)


Robert Miller said:


I was just looking for a few 2500 series switch for the purpose of
practicing for the CCNA test.  Why use a router with token ring?
Since Token Ring cards are much more expencive than ethernet.

I'm guessing you don't use the token ring ports just the serial, console
and aux ports.  That would save a few bucks.  Many more token ring
2500's out there than ethernet.

Robert Miller



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