CCNA for your home

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by magid, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. magid

    magid New Member

    Question for you all. I am pursuing my CCNA, and I am currently building a new townhome. What would be some recommendations for Cisco gear that will

    A) Help me with my CCNA and
    B)I can utilize in my home network setup.

    Not to get into details, but I have a 3Mb cable connection with a surfboard cable modem. I am installing a central structured wiring panel that will run to each room in the house. I am considering Gigabit, but am not sure yet. It all depends on my equipment. I would like to put my cable modem, router and switch in that room so its out of the way.

    What would be a good setup?
    I was leaning towards a 2524 Router and possibly a 2950 switch if the price is right. If I cant find a good deal on a 2950, I was thinking about starting off with a WS-C1924C-EN.

    My main reasoning for this is to study for my CCNA, but also utilize the equipment in a "real world" environment. Basically, if I can't set it up right, my internet stays down and the fiance yells at me!

    Would this work?

  2. Mitzs
    Honorary Member

    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    Hi magid, welcome to CF. being the weekend it may be monday before you get an anwser. I don't know anything about cisco so I can't help you. However, I know enough that I'm jealous. :biggrin

    Why don't you swing by our intro board, I'm sure everyone would love to meet you.
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan Nibble Poster

    Trouble with the 1900 series switch is that it isn't on the CCNA exam now, so i'd try and get a 2950. I have bought two of EBAY for about £190. You could get a 2514 which has two ethernet connections.


    Certifications: CCNA

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.