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Old 12-29-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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which cisco router

I have been a Sun admin now for about 6 years. I have always been more interested in security than anything else and I am thinking about writing some cisco security certs. I want to buy a used cisco router from eBay. I have been looking at the 2500 and 2600 series. For studying purposes will these routers be enough - they are just for studying logging in testing commands stuff like that nothing serious
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The 2600 would be a better choice. A bit faster and new OS installed versuses the 2500. More wic options for the 2600.

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Cisco 2610 32D/16F 1Ethenet Used

would that be a good choice
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How many interfaces and what type ?

I have several routers in my lab, but it helps to be able to actually route data through them. if you get a router with a single Ethernet port the only thing you will be able to do with it is a "router on a stick" Useful to know but you would also need a switch that supports VLANS to pull it off..

Now if you find a router with 2 Ethernet ports or more.. or two 2503 routers with 1 eth and 1 Cisco Smart serial interface you can get a serial cross-over cable and actually route between the two routers..

and then theres my best find the 2511 with 1 ethernet, 2 cisco smart serial ports, and 16 RS232 ports... ahh the tricks yu can pull off with that unit...

Put some thought into what you purchase so you can get the most out of it..

a Cisco Catalyst 2924 switch would be a good purchase as well...


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