Go look for a cheap 2600
The Linksys won't meet your needs, the closest thing that will help you with your CCNA will be IPTables. Get yourself a second and third NIC ($5.00/pc) and create routing scripts. The CCNA will be a breeze once you understand this stuff. I took the boot camp in May and only 3/12 passed (I was one of them). They have simulators that mimic the router performance/interface. Learn the difference between where and how things are stored on the router. Understand sub-netting, especially Class B and C networks. They will give you questions like...Your boss needs 5 departments with 10 computers in each, which is the best subnet solution and then they give you mulitple guess answers. Or go to eBay and bid on a 2500/2600 but that will run you close to a grand the last I checked.
Last edited by needamiracle; 08-13-2002 at 02:50 PM.