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What is a Cisco router...........

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paulwatson5, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. paulwatson5

    paulwatson5 Byte Poster

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    I recently got given a Cisco 1603 router with W1CT card but i dont know what its for?
    Is it just a normal router or is it something else?

    I'm more of a A+/MCDST kind of guy rather than a N+/CCNA person so i dont quite know what its used for.
    (Planning on learning networking though)

    Ohh, i also got a Firebox fireguard (http://www.watchguard.com/products/edgex15.asp) any ideas????

    Thanks
     
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  2. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    Give it to me! If you dont know what it is, then you obviously dont need it :D
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    Basically a router is a router however with your normal router that you get when you subscribe to an isp the cisco router could have many different computers connected to it on the same network. Usually these specialist routers will have hardware based firewalls which are better than the software ones.
     
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  4. paulwatson5

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    OK, well as i dont have any use for it at the minute is it worth keeping until i do the CCNA next year or is it already old kit?
     
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  5. michael78

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    Keep it mate just in case you need it to learn on in the future.
     
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  6. paulwatson5

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    What else would i need to build a Cisco test lab?
     
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