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cmccul002cmccul002 Posts: 56Member ■■□□□□□□□□
(1) 3640 w/ 128/24 Dram/Flash NM-1FE2W WIC-2T

(2) 2950's

(1) 2520

Is that a good CCENT/CCNA training setup?

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  • CessationCessation Posts: 326Member
    cmccul002 wrote:
    (1) 3640 w/ 128/24 Dram/Flash NM-1FE2W WIC-2T

    (2) 2950's

    (1) 2520

    Is that a good CCENT/CCNA training setup?

    Its a great setup but I think you would need atleast 1 or 2 more routers to setup the Frame Relay.
    A+, MCP(270,290), CCNA 2008.
    Working back on my CCNA and then possibly CCNP.
  • gojericho0gojericho0 Posts: 1,060Member
    I would grab a 2520 for a frame relay switch as well as another 3640 in you are looking to go for CCNP afterwards
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Cessation wrote:
    2 more routers to setup the Frame Relay.
    If the 2520 is your frame relay switch and the 3640 is your Hub -- you'd still want 2 spoke routers. The 3640 is a supported router that does SDM, so you have that covered. And the Fast Ethernet NM will let you do trunking (and router on a stick).

    You've got 2 good switches, but a cheap 3rd switch like a 2924-XL-EN will let you setup a VTP Server and Client and have a Transparent mode switch in between.

    Check out the CCNA FAQ
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  • cmccul002cmccul002 Posts: 56Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    mikej412 wrote:
    Cessation wrote:
    2 more routers to setup the Frame Relay.
    If the 2520 is your frame relay switch and the 3640 is your Hub -- you'd still want 2 spoke routers.

    Like 2 2620's? Would anything cheaper de a detriment to me?
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    cmccul002 wrote:
    Like 2 2620's? Would anything cheaper de a detriment to me?
    Once you have trunking (router on a stick covered) you can get by with the 10Mb 261x versions -- just slower when you want to upgrade the IOS images or TFTP boot some of the later 2600XM images :D

    You could still get by with a couple of 2500s -- those can probably still be used as backbone routers for a few more years at the CCIE Level. They will run 12.2 Enterprise Plus IOS. And there is a 12.3 IP Plus, but it doesn't have all the toys you'd want for the CCNP -- so you'd probably stick with the 12.2 Enterprise Plus. You'll want them maxed at 16/16 DRAM/Flash.

    The 2600s and 3640 will let you run IOS 12.4. The 2650s are nice and have been overlooked by a bunch of people.

    The 1721, 1751, and 1760 run 12.4 -- and give you a low cost voice option if you upgrade them -- good for CCNP and CCVP. I've got 1760s in my home Voice Lab -- but I almost bought a 1721 that was a buy it now on ebay for $45 -- but the shipping was too high for my taste.

    There are still lots of options on the "low end" -- just consider you budget. How much do you want to spend now? And then consider where you'll be going after the CCNA. CCNP? CCIE? Microsoft? Spending a few extra bucks now could save you having to buy newer routers later.
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  • cmccul002cmccul002 Posts: 56Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    mikej412 wrote:
    cmccul002 wrote:
    Like 2 2620's? Would anything cheaper de a detriment to me?
    Once you have trunking (router on a stick covered) you can get by with the 10Mb 261x versions -- just slower when you want to upgrade the IOS images or TFTP boot some of the later 2600XM images :D

    You could still get by with a couple of 2500s -- those can probably still be used as backbone routers for a few more years at the CCIE Level. They will run 12.2 Enterprise Plus IOS. And there is a 12.3 IP Plus, but it doesn't have all the toys you'd want for the CCNP -- so you'd probably stick with the 12.2 Enterprise Plus. You'll want them maxed at 16/16 DRAM/Flash.

    The 2600s and 3640 will let you run IOS 12.4. The 2650s are nice and have been overlooked by a bunch of people.

    The 1721, 1751, and 1760 run 12.4 -- and give you a low cost voice option if you upgrade them -- good for CCNP and CCVP. I've got 1760s in my home Voice Lab -- but I almost bought a 1721 that was a buy it now on ebay for $45 -- but the shipping was too high for my taste.

    There are still lots of options on the "low end" -- just consider you budget. How much do you want to spend now? And then consider where you'll be going after the CCNA. CCNP? CCIE? Microsoft? Spending a few extra bucks now could save you having to buy newer routers later.

    Well thats the thing. I have like $600. I just bought a 3640 1E2W for $128 shipped, but I need to get a NM-1FE2W and a WIC-2T.
  • kryollakryolla Posts: 785Member
    Studying for CCIE and drinking Home Brew
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