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

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Apr 13th, 2011
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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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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
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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.


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jfranklin2 Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:47
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Jon thanks a lot.  I'm new to networking but I'm excited about putting the lab together and getting smart.  Appreciate your help!


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jfranklin2 Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:49
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Just out of curiosity do you know what modules for the 2620 are fiber compatible?

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