Lab Setup to train for CCNA

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Dec 22nd, 2007
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Hi

I know this question has been asked numerous times here for the old cert, as far as training for the new certs (640-822 & 816)

For my lab so far I have managed to source the following:

1721 (running ios v12.4 entbase)

1603R (ios v12.3 IP+)

2x Catalyst 3548-XL-EN

I understand from looking at recommendations for lab kit, that I should using 2950s instead.

My questions are:

1) Do I need more then two router??

2) Are the routers up to the job or should I be looking at other routers (26xx or 36xx series switches)

3) If the routers are up to the job what interface cards should be looking to use (WIC-1T)??

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ccbootcamp Sat, 12/22/2007 - 20:53
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Yes, i would get another router to stick in the middle and act as a frame-switch.


Yes, I would suggest looking at the 2950 instead of the 3548XL.


Yes, WIC-1Ts will work perfect for you.


-brad

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sevanjaniyan Sun, 12/23/2007 - 15:31
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Thanks for the reply brad, what router would you recommend to use as a frame switch??

ccbootcamp Sun, 12/23/2007 - 17:56
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one of the following:


2520 (4 serials - 2 hi speed 2 low speed, 1 ethernet, 1 isdn)

2521 (4 serials - 2 hi speed 2 low speed, 1 token ring, 1 isdn)

2522 (10 serials - 2 hi speed 8 low speed, 1 ethernet, 1 isdn)

2523 (10 serials - 2 hi speed 8 low speed, 1 token ring, 1 isdn)


pick one of the above and it will do you just fine in your lab. :)


-brad

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sevanjaniyan Sun, 12/23/2007 - 21:19
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today I managed to get hold of 2x WIC-1T cards & a DTC/DCE crossover cable

+ a WS-C2950G-48-EI

Looking around It'll probably be cheaper if I went for a 2520 or 2521 I'm probably only going to add one more router into mix.

I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for another 2950 in the mean time.

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