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Got my CCNA lab

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by wizard, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Got my CCNA lab yesterday, going to have to buy another switch though. Still not configured the router properly yet though, but did manage to set the IP address on 1 router and the switch without any major hassles :)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nice one Wizard! :)

    What kit are you using?
     
  3. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Got a Catalyst 3550-48 for sale if you're interested - £850 and its yours (listed at close to 3 grand in most place, though you can get it for around 2200)

    Lemme know!
     
    Certifications: A few
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  4. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    2 x 2503 routers

    1 x 1912 Catalyst switch

    Sorry zeb,

    I go for decommissioned ones, they're far cheaper than new/nearly new. But thanks for the offer :)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I don't know what resources the OU will give you for the CCNA, but I assume it follows the Cisco Networking Academy syllabus.

    In addition to the Two 'official' texts I also found the following really usefull when I did the NetAcad:

    Cisco IOS In A Nutshell

    Cisco Networking For Dummies

    CCNA For Dummies


    Although the two Dummies books are slightly dated I found them great for getting an overview of topics where the Official books made me go "What the ....".

    8)
     
  6. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    Sounds like this kit.

    I have 1-2501, 2-1720's and 1-1500 series switch (unmanaged). Not the greatest setup, but it was provided by work (which was free).

    I'll probably be getting a kit from here soon.
     
    Certifications: CompTIA and Micro$oft
    WIP: PDI+
  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Getting another switch for my lab, getting it from the same guy I got my lab from. I'll post a pic of my lab once I get the second switch in place :)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  8. surfer_rosa

    surfer_rosa Nibble Poster

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    Please do :D

    I bought my stuff off ebay. 3 x 2500 routers and 2 x 1900 series switches. I think i paid £300 quid for it all but i've not really used it yet.

    Once i get the CCNA Intro under my belt i'm going to start the REAL fun! At the moment though i just have one router connected to my computer via serial. Good for just practising those show and debug commands, and getting used to those interface specific commands :ohmy :biggrin
     
    Certifications: None.... yet
    WIP: CCNA
  9. zimbo
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    guys i would be interested to know where you get all your pieces of kit from... for future references!:biggrin
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  10. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    While I am a long way from starting my CCNA I have been on the lookout for kit.

    So far I've managed to aquire a 2950 switch from the 'unwanted' cage at work for nothing!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
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  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    I got mine from ebay
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  12. brouhaha

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    Won't they kill you on shipping from the US?
     
    WIP: CCNA, FETAC Level 6 CSNXX
  13. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    The_Geek is from the US :wink:
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  14. brouhaha

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    They charge £33 on delivery for of Cisco Dual 2620 Router 32/8 CCNA Kit IOS 12.3.19 and Cisco Catalyst 2950 to Ireland, but when you're paying £513 you're not so considered about delivery.

    I'll have a look on ebay. Do I need 2 switches?
     
    WIP: CCNA, FETAC Level 6 CSNXX
  15. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    No, the point I am trying to make is you appear to be assuming that The_Geek is from the UK.
     
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  16. brouhaha

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    Yeah, I got that point the first time you made it, maybe I should have acknowledged that. I was just saying what they were charging anyway :)
     
    WIP: CCNA, FETAC Level 6 CSNXX
  17. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    As promised here are the pics of my lab:

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    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  18. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    That cable on the left is looking a bit over-stretched Wizard. You'll get more interference if you pull out some of the twists in UTP.
     
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  19. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Yeah I know its a little tight, going to have a move around soon. :)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  20. surfer_rosa

    surfer_rosa Nibble Poster

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    Looks great!

    Is that a laptop on top so you can connect to the routers / switches via seriel?
     
    Certifications: None.... yet
    WIP: CCNA

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