Greetings! I have one laptop because that's all I can afford right now. However, I have VMware for Linux to give me virtual machines, so I have 2 XP boxes with 2 ethernet cards. If I can successfully get them both online and getting an IP, can I use one machine for 1 router, the 2nd virtual machine with the 2nd to the other router? I am trying to work out some configuration issues with the vendor, but I thought I would also check in this news group too. Buying another computer is not going to happen any time soon. I will play with simulations, but I really wanted to experience working on the routers myself. Does anyone use VMware for the same purpose as myself?
By the way, how many of you split up the CCNA exam into 2 parts as is the option? I am debating it, but I have enough trouble getting through the classes, I don't see me adding a test on top of entering semester 3 in January. That means I might as well just take one test next summer.
Thanks from a hopefully future CCNP