3640 or 2801

dodgeyrogdodgeyrog Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
I have the option of purchasing a 3640 router or a 2801.

I know the 2801 is a lot newer but which is best for my Lab. Will the 3640 give me more functionality i.e as Frame Relay switch as I already have a 4 port Serial WIC.



I'm new here - written next month Lab next year!
Am I mad to give up my life to get this CCIE thing..?


  • keenonkeenon Member Posts: 1,922 ■■■■□□□□□□
    i would bet on the 2801
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    If we're spending your money, the 2801. :D

    If we were spending my money, I'd get 2 3640s (and some NMs) instead.
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  • rossonieri#1rossonieri#1 Member Posts: 799 ■■■□□□□□□□
    +1 MIKE icon_wink.gif
    the More I know, that is more and More I dont know.
  • mgeorgemgeorge Member Posts: 774 ■■■□□□□□□□
    From a standpoint, 2801 is really nice for a killer price icon_confused.gif

    I use 3x 3640's and 7x 2621XM's in my ccie lab

    Works great.

    Of course if you were to win the lottery or somthing but 7x 2811's and 3 2821's would be awesome icon_lol.gif

    But if you were willing to spend enough to get a 2801, then you should buy 2 2611XM's or 2621XM's 128/32
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  • dodgeyrogdodgeyrog Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys, I think going for more 3640's is the better option I watched internetworkexperts Vseminar on CCIE prep and they say that the 3640 will do 99% of what you want from a router for your lab.

    Am I mad to give up my life to get this CCIE thing..?
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