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Is GNS against copyright?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Big_nath, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi,

    I want to try and learn some cisco (not for exams, just so i have a basic knowledge). I was looking around and have came across GNS3. Is it against copy right?

    If not, is it good?

    If it is, is there a legal alternative?

    I would just buy a router but money is tight right now.

    Thanks
     
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  2. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Using the Cisco IOS outside of Cisco hardware is illegal, therefore GNS is illegal. There is a simulator available from Cisco (PacketTracer) but you have to be registered to use it - I believe that enrolling on a Cisco academy course enables you to do this.
     
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  3. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    Thanks for the info.

    Can anyone recommend a cheap router to get me started?
     
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  4. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    You'll need more than one! You're not going to be able to learn much without being able to route anywhere :biggrin

    The 2600 series are very good routers, and nowhere near as expensive as they used to be - you might want to start there. Of course, you need to make sure you have the right WICs in them, and you'll need a special cable to connect the two WAN interfaces back to back. Check ebay out - there are a number of sellers there who sell second hand CCNA kits - I know you said you're not that interested in certification, but the CCNA kits will give you the hardware you need to understand things at a fundamental level
     
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  5. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    1721 as well is a cheap alternative - just make sure it comes with a power pack! :biggrin
     
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