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Cisco Newbie - Good lab?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by kone, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. kone

    kone New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm taking CCNA in the next few months and am looking for a decent home lab to practice with.

    I came across this lab on ebay for £130, would it be sufficient for CCNA?

    "Cisco 2610 Ethernet Serial Routers 32Mb Dram / 8mb flash IOS 12.3
    Cisco 2610 Ethernet Serial Routers 32mb Dram / 8mb flash IOS 12.3
    Cisco 2501 Router with 2 serial Ports Interfaces + Ethernet AUI Port
    Cisco WS-c2912-XL-EN Switch upgraded latest Cisco IOS
    2 x WIC-1T for the 2600 routers (100% Genuine Cisco)"

    Or would I better of with something like this (cost £140)

    "2 x 2621 Router - Dual Fast Ethernet
    1 x WS-C2950-24 Switch
    2 x WIC-1T (Serial Card)
    1 x DTE-DCE (DB60 Serial Cable)
    1 x Console Cable
    3 x Power Cables"

    Thanks in advance,
    Kone
     
  2. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

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    s'OK, but I know a man that can get you the following all for just £160

    3 x 2610
    2 x 2950
    4 x wic-1t's
    2 DCE/DCE cables

    which makes a very good little ccna lab. and before anyone asks, no, it's not me, I don't like selling hardware unless I really, really have to.

    PM me for the details, no free advertising for anyone.
     
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  3. casper

    casper New Member

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    Hi guys, why are yo concerned about spending money and setting up such lab which takes a lot of space at home, when you can download this cisco lab simulator - Illegal piece of software
    Link to braindump removed

    it is brilliant and my CCNA tutor says this is all I need to practise for my CCNA. Try it out and let me know how you find it.
     
  4. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    Because using real equipment is better than using a simulator.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Well, there's one big problem with that: downloading it from that site is illegal, as you must be a student, alumnus, or faculty of a Cisco Networking Academy course to legally have access to Packet Tracer (link).

    Secondly, the site you have referenced is a known braindump.

    Reported post.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
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  6. force1

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    yeah i know what ur saying here becos i used to think the same thing. then i did a course with commssupport (ccna) who let us loose on real kit.. trust me u r better off using the real mc'coy, proper hands on experience. what happens when u get that network job and the network manager ask's you to install and configure devices?? "o' i dont know how to physically set the hardware up, as i've only ever used simulators in my life"
    Boss "here, configure this....p45"

    hope u get the picture....
     
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  7. Asterix

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    What happened, you not passed CCNA yet?
     
  8. kone

    kone New Member

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    Cheers mate, I'll check the coffers and come back to you.
     

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