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Wanted Network switch and router

Discussion in 'Sales and Swaps' started by paulwatson5, Jan 4, 2012.

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  1. paulwatson5

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    Hello guys, im in need of a few things and on a bit of a budget so im wondering if anyone has any of the following.

    10/100 switch (for a test lab, 8 port or more)

    Gigabit switch (for my home setup, 8 port one would be ideal but 5 will do)

    Firewall (doing my Network + studies and would like to know more about firewalls and would like it setup on my lab)

    ADSL2+ wireless N router (im going to attempt to replace my rubbish sky supplied sagem router)

    As cheap as possible please and also any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+ (220-701 & 220-702)
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  2. Asterix

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    Hi Paul,
    It really depends what you need the kit for, although its best to know your way around the kit it is not a requirement to have any kit for the Network+.

    What do you require the Switch for? You can get a cheap Netgear box, but if you want to extend you knowledge of enterprise infrastructure (at a later stage) you may be better suited to look at a HP/Cisco alternative

    I attempted to change my Sky router about a year ago and Sky refused to give me the network settings, i did read a few posts about people that had successfully changed theirs, although it seemed a long process so i didnt bother, has anything changed??

    I dont think you really require a firewall at this stage, you can use a client firewall and your ISP NAT's you to a public IP so there is further security implemented there also!


    Where are you located? I may have some of this kit!

    Does this help?
     
  3. paulwatson5

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    Hi mate, thanks for replying to this.

    It really depends what you need the kit for, although its best to know your way around the kit it is not a requirement to have any kit for the Network+.

    Well i just want to setup a home network so i can self learn like have a file server, dns server, firewall etc. I'm doing the Network + and i want to dig a bit more into networking as i learn.

    What do you require the Switch for? You can get a cheap Netgear box, but if you want to extend you knowledge of enterprise infrastructure (at a later stage) you may be better suited to look at a HP/Cisco alternative

    As above, just a switch for sharing connections really and im sure a cheap Netgear box will do until further notice

    I attempted to change my Sky router about a year ago and Sky refused to give me the network settings, i did read a few posts about people that had successfully changed theirs, although it seemed a long process so i didnt bother, has anything changed??

    Yeah i just wanted to have a go, all depends on how cheap i can get one for as it may not be worth be bothering, just wanted to put the idea out there really.

    I dont think you really require a firewall at this stage, you can use a client firewall and your ISP NAT's you to a public IP so there is further security implemented there also!

    Yeah i was thinking about setting up an old p4 mahcine with ipcop or something on but then if i was setting up a home lab i thought i may as well ask if anyone has a firewall so stick in there to tinker with. I think im going to either go for a Netgear one (saw one on ebay for £18) or maybe a Netscreen one which was recommended by a friend who works in IT as those are the ones he most commonly deals with.

    I'm in Newcastle, have you got any of the above kit??



    Where are you located? I may have some of this kit!
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+ (220-701 & 220-702)
    WIP: CompTIA Network +
  4. Asterix

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    Well like i said before its great to get your hands on some kit, if you want to setup a home network with servers ideally you need a small ESXi server, i have a ML110 with 6GB RAM which would be ideal and you can have it for £100 (sorry cant really drop any lower than that, as its a great bit of kit).

    Cisco 1720 router - Prob not what you need to replace the Netgear but great for playing around on and finding your way around the Cisco IOS. Yours for £10 each (i have 3), multiple routers are great for testing protocols.
    Cisco 2900XL- 10/100, 12-port switch, great for your environment and to get your hands on Cisco also, £20 if you want it!

    The only problem is that i live in Surrey although i am working in Newcastle (NE1 4LP) on 16th-18th Jan.

    Let me know if your interested, if not they will all stay in my home lab :D

    Asterix
     
  5. paulwatson5

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    Cheers
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+ (220-701 & 220-702)
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