Routers for CCNA

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Greetings All

Quick question for the folks that have done the CCNA.  I have been
working in IT and networking for over 10  years and finally decided to
get my CCNA with the goal of doing an CCDP and some of the wireless
stuff in the future.  I want to move to building bigger networks.

I have the chance to get my hands on a couple of routers to build a
home lab and practice and was looking for recommendations.  I have
read a lot of the home lab recommendations but none mention the new
1800 series routers.  I can get a 1841-T1 or an 1811/K9.  Most seem to
recommend the 25xx or 26xx series routers.  What are you opinions?

The former has a CSD/DSU for T1 that is of no use to me at this point.
From what I have read I the built in ethernet ports are there to
replace a WIC-1ENET interface card to give you wan connectivity.  Am I
correct?   The 1811 has a wan ethernet port that can hook up to
broadband connectivity.  It would be nice to acutally put these to use
later on - that is why I ask.  However, the 1841 is more modular and I
could add modules to it as needed.



Re: Routers for CCNA
Hi Jerry,

Chris Bryant, CCIE No. 12933 Routing & Switching, has everything you
need to know about a Cisco Home Lab:

Hope this helps.

Brad Reese
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Re: Routers for CCNA
Hi Brad

Thanks for your reply.  Chris Byrant's site is where I started after I
Googled out the topic originally. I was wondering if anyone had any
specific comments on these particular routers.  


On 4 Sep 2006 15:20:26 -0700, "www.BradReese.Com"

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Re: Routers for CCNA
the 1841 routers are great for your lab.  i also suggest that you get
your hands on those 2940 switches

On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 09:10:28 -0700, PDI

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