I really want to have a home lab as nothing really beats the tactileness of the hardware. I have some hardware from work, but I'd like to know what's the best (new preferably) hardware to get for the CCNP.
Right now I have the Cisco Press BSCI and BCMSN books (cert guide and study guides) and I want to get hardware to match up with those books.
Can 2600 level routers handle this stuff?
Do I need a frame relay generator?
Do I need powered Ethernet?
Do I need wireless access points?
Would three routers and three switches be enough?