How do I set up Cisco home lab with 2620 router & 3500XL switch?

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Apr 13th, 2011

i have a cisco 2620 router and a catalyst 3500XL switch I want to configure for home lab.  how do I interface 3500XL GBIC module to 2620 or can i use a different inteface module in the 3500XL?

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Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 3 years 1 week ago

jfranklin2 wrote:

i have a cisco 2620 router and a catalyst 3500XL switch I want to configure for home lab.  how do I interface 3500XL GBIC module to 2620 or can i use a different inteface module in the 3500XL?

Depends on the switch bought, but if they have rj45 ports just use one of those and connect that to the router with a straight through cable. You don't have to use the GBIC port to connect to other devices if the other device will not accept GBICs.

Jon

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Jon Marshall Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:16

jfranklin2 wrote:

i have a cisco 2620 router and a catalyst 3500XL switch I want to configure for home lab.  how do I interface 3500XL GBIC module to 2620 or can i use a different inteface module in the 3500XL?

Depends on the switch bought, but if they have rj45 ports just use one of those and connect that to the router with a straight through cable. You don't have to use the GBIC port to connect to other devices if the other device will not accept GBICs.

Jon

jfranklin2 Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:47

Jon thanks a lot.  I'm new to networking but I'm excited about putting the lab together and getting smart.  Appreciate your help!

Johnny

jfranklin2 Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:49

Just out of curiosity do you know what modules for the 2620 are fiber compatible?

Jon Marshall Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:56

Johnny

From recollection i'm not sure the 2620 supports any GBIC modules although i could be wrong.

Have fun with your lab !

Jon

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