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Creating a home lab

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by Cisco_Ray, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Cisco_Ray

    Cisco_Ray New Member

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    Hey,

    I just bought some stuff from ebay. Here's what I bought.

    1x - 2801 Router
    2x - 2611 Router
    2x - 2950 24port Switch

    Still looking out for 1x 3550 Switch.

    I should be getting packages by next week and then the fun begins. I bought CBT Nuggets Videos and have already started watching them.

    Does anyone see if I may be missing something?

    Thanks,
    Cisco_Ray


    PS: I am ordering a Cisco T-shirt for motivation when I study.
     
    WIP: CCNA
  2. BraderzTheDog

    BraderzTheDog Kilobyte Poster

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    Wow, mr Cisco!

    You look all set, I would hold off the 3550 if your studying for the CCNA. The only real advantage of getting on of these would be for layer 3 switching.

    From when I did my CCNA, ICND2 in particular I can't recall there being anything on Layer 3 switching.

    Good luck, let us know how you get on!

    Brad
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCNA-SEC, CCSA, JNCIA FWV, MCITP, MCTS, MTA, A+
  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Sounds like you're taking it seriously which is great. I'm a Windows person so can't comment on the kit but just wanted to say with that kind of attitude I'm sure you'll do well. Good luck
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  4. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

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    Looks quite alright. Although playing around with hardware can be fun, don't forget you can practice most of the routing parts in GSN3. Saves on your electric bill! :)
    For the switch part, those 2950's will be enough for now.
     
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  5. davidrichards

    davidrichards Bit Poster

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    yes, 3550/3560 is only really needed at ccnp level for the FHRPs. 3550 also dont support private vlans
     
    Certifications: CCNA CCNP
    WIP: CCIE R&S

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