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switch and router models

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by grim, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    i dunno if this is just me but theres so many different models thats its confusing :confused3

    Where can i find a list of old and new switch and router models and descriptions of what they do etc etc ?

    Grim
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    How far back do you want to go? :p And do you want to include multi-million pound routers from the likes of Cisco?

    I've not heard of any such list (which doesn't mean that it doesn't exist :p ) and I suspect any such thing would be out-of-date instantly!

    Many switches sold these days are 'no-name' products, as they can be built so cheaply. Not sure how a list would handle those.

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  3. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    i only want cisco products that are still in use as my knowledge of the cisco range is awful :(

    Grim
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I should have noticed that this was in the Cisco section! :eek:

    How about going to the Cisco site and select 'support'? You get quite a list there! I have no idea how complete it is though.

    Harry.
     
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  5. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    i thought you might not have seen which forum it was posted in hehehe

    i've been looking at switches and routers on the cisco site but i can't tell whether this is just the range that they are currently selling/supporting and it doesn't show the variants in the models

    i'm really after an idiots guide :dunce

    Grim
     
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  6. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Cisco's not my thing but is this any help ?

    Have also found this and this.

    I'm sure if you Google around for "Cisco product guide" you can find some others too.

    HTH
     
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  7. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks :)

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  8. -Mercury-

    -Mercury- Byte Poster

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    Hi Grim,

    If you’re looking for a home lab to study CCNA then you can pick some good kit up on ebay. I’d especially recommend a seller called irp70 HERE which is where I purchased my lab from which included Cisco 2600 routers.

    Be careful with other sellers on eBay though as there is fake equipment for sale, normally expansion cards/ports.

    Most models of Cisco router with a serial interface should help you with CCNA studies, aim to get one running IOS 12.0 onwards which will give you access to all the commands you need for the exam. Your routers should have at least 4MB of flash memory, 4MB DRAM. You can check the memory and IOS by doing a ‘show version’ command or ask the seller to do it for you before purchase.

    Try and get a router with a serial and Ethernet port if possible, preferably with a fast Ethernet port.
    If you don’t have an Ethernet port available then you can easily setup a loopback interface.
    Cheap routers on eBay include the 1600 and 2500 range which are both end of life, non supported models now. Still very good for CCNA studies with the right IOS.

    You’re looking for a minimum of two routers with a serial interface and one back-to-back DTE-DCE cable.
    If you have a little more money then 3x routers with serial interfaces and two Ethernet interfaces, two back-to-back DTE-DCE cables, one IOS switch such a 2950 for VLANS and cables etc.
    And if you have a bit more money still IPR70 on eBay will sell you some nice labs that will carry you forward to your CCNP studies.

    Cisco routers:

    1601 – one Ethernet, one serial. Best model for CCNA, other 1600 series routers are generally not suitable for CCNA.

    1710- one Ethernet 10/100
    1721 – one Ethernet 10/100, two WIC (WAN) slots
    1751- one Ethernet 10/100, two WIC, one VWIC (voice) slot
    1751V- one Ethernet 10/100, two VIC/WIC, two VIC slots
    1760- one Ethernet 10/100, two VIC/WIC slots, two VIC slots
    1760V- one Ethernet 10/100, two VIC/WIC slots, two VIC slots
    2501- one Ethernet, two serial
    2502- one token ring, two serial
    2503- one Ethernet, two serial, one BRI
    2504- one token ring, two serial, one BRI
    2505- eight port Ethernet hub, two serial
    2513- one Ethernet, one token ring, one serial
    2515- two token ring, two serial
    2516- 14 port Ethernet, one BRI, two serial
    2520- one Ethernet, two serial, one BRI, two low speed serial
    2521- one token ring, two serial, one BRI, eight low speed serial
    2522- one Ethernet, two serial, one BRI, eight low speed serial
    2523- one token ring, one BRI, eight low speed serial

    Some 2500 models come with asynch ports which connect to other routers console ports. Used as access servers to solve problems with routers.

    2509 –one Ethernet, eight asynch, two serial
    2511- one Ethernet, 16 asynch, two serial
    2512- one token ring, 16 asynch, two serial

    The 2500 are end of life and were replaced with the 2600 series. If you can find cheap 2600 routers they are well worth the money.

    2610 –one Ethernet, one moduke slot, two WAN slots
    2611- two Ethernet, one module slot, two WAN slots
    2612- one Ethernet, one token ring, one module slot, one WAN alot
    2613- one token ring, one module slot, two Wan slots
    2620 one Ethernet 10/100, one module slot, two Wan slots
    2621- two Ethernet 10/100, one module slot, two WAN slots.

    The 3600 series support various slot configs.

    Is frame relay still on the CCNA syllabus? If so the 4000 series support various configs and you can find some models with four serial port cards to use as a frame relay switch. They often come with four, eight or twelve serial ports. They sell very cheap, so they are good to practice on, get one with ISo 11.3 or above.

    Hopefully the above facts will be a good starting point for you but please double check router spec before purchase in case of any typos.

    3620 routers
    Inter-VLAN routing (not supported in 2500 series)
    Support for Cisco SDM GUI configuration tool
    Support for Advanced Security VPN IOS
    Modularity for future expansion (for CCNP/CCIE)
    Support for ALL Routing protocols
    Support for MPLS (for CCNP/CCIE)

    2611 routers
    Inter-VLAN routing (not supported in 2500 series)
    Dual Ethernet for advanced topologies and routing
    Support for Advanced Security VPN IOS
    Modularity for future expansion (for CCNP/CCIE)
    Support for ALL Routing protocols
    Support for MPLS (for CCNP/CCIE)

    2900XL switches
    Modern Fast Ethernet IOS switch (1900 is Ethernet non-IOS switch)
    Near complete command set as tested by Cisco
    802.1q and ISL support for VLAN trunking and routing
    STP, PVST, HSRP, 802.1p QoS, and Fast Etherchannel

    Hope this helps.

    Check out irp70 shop on eBay HERE

    Mercury
     
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  9. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks for the info

    Been following irp70s auctions for a while now :)

    Grim
     
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