Difference between 2900xl & 2950

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Jul 17th, 2010


Sorry if this is the wrong section, please move if so.

I have booked my CCNA for the end of august, my home lab currently consists of:

2x1720 with wic-1B S/T & WIC-1T



though the book I am reading says that the exam uses the 2950.

Is there any functional difference between them for the purposes of the exam? I would like to avoid buying a 2950 if possible, but if the differences warrant it I will.

Thanks in advance,


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Reza Sharifi Sat, 07/17/2010 - 07:03

Hi Ryan,

For the propose of the exam, as long as you learn the commands and you know how to do the basics, you do not have to buy a 2950.  If the book talks about a command that you don't see on the 2900 just look it up on the "Command Reference Guide" for 2950 and know how to use it.

Good Luck


Ryanm1_00 Sat, 07/17/2010 - 10:12

Damnit just discovered neither my 1720s or 2514 support vlan trunking how annoying.



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