2924 vs 2950

LOkrasaLOkrasa Posts: 343Member
Anyone know the difference b/w the two. I want to get a switch to use for studying etc but I do not have $$$$$... I found a cheap 2924 but I dont want to spend money on something I cant really use for learning for my CCNA. I tried to locate something about the switch but I was unsuccessfull... Help...

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  • markzabmarkzab Posts: 619Member
    A 2924/2912 will be more than fine to use for studying for your CCNA. Eventually when you have some more money you'll want to try and grab a 2950, but for now you're fine.

    PS. With good hunting you shouldn't look to pay more than $50 on a 2924 or 12.
    "You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky
  • LOkrasaLOkrasa Posts: 343Member
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    No range command, but you can survive the CCNA without it. :D

    The bigger difference will show up in the CCNP when you hit QoS and Multicast -- but thats where you hit differences between all the families of switches.
    :mike: Cisco Certifications -- Collect the Entire Set!
  • LOkrasaLOkrasa Posts: 343Member
    mikej412 wrote:
    No range command, but you can survive the CCNA without it. :D

    The bigger difference will show up in the CCNP when you hit QoS and Multicast -- but thats where you hit differences between all the families of switches.


    aaaaaaaaaaaaaa Gotcha... Ok cool then. I will just go ahead and go with 2-2924s... Once I get the CCNA I will switch over to the 50s. Thanks!
  • kafifi13kafifi13 Posts: 259Member
    I'm doing CCNA and i got a 2924, 2950 and thinking about another 2924. If you can get a deal on the 2950 then go for it. just have to be on Ebay and constantly searching.
  • borumasborumas Posts: 244Member
    I thought the 50 designation denoted layer 3 capability and a more complex processor, like the 3550, am I wrong on this?
  • markzabmarkzab Posts: 619Member
    borumas wrote:
    I thought the 50 designation denoted layer 3 capability and a more complex processor, like the 3550, am I wrong on this?

    Your off on this, yes. The 2950 is a layer 2 switch that does not have routing capabilities.
    "You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky
  • tech-airmantech-airman Posts: 953Member
    LOkrasa wrote:
    I will switch over to the 50s.

    Are you starting a career in networking comedy? :) *boom ting*
  • LOkrasaLOkrasa Posts: 343Member
    lol I didnt even notice that... lol
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