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 new1800 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.