I'm going to ask what I'm SURE has been asked a thousand times. If this group has a FAQ, just tell me where to read it and I'll get lost.
Working on my CCNA, and one of my tactics for keeping me motivated is to buy used e-bay equipment. Then I get to read the book and play as I go along.
At this point, I have a 2514, two 2621's, a Catalyst 2900xl, and a Catalyst2950. I used to work in the real estate industry, so I'm laid off now. This is all part of my "plan for recovery".
I know I have enough for the CCNA, but I'd like to add a Wireless AP, and a firewall to my collection. I've decided that I just need to have a home lab setup constantly, as part of my career.
Does anyone have suggestions for what models of these two items would be useful in future certifications?