I currently have a... should I pick up another...

jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
I currently have a 3550 EMI/PWR, 2950-24-EI, and a 3512XL - would there be any reason at all to pick up another 2950? Is there anything that I wont be able to do with this setup that I could do with another 2950?

The reason I ask is the 2950 "I have" I'm really about to buy, and I was thinking about getting two of them until I broke out the 3512 - it was in my "junk" pile, and I'm not really sure how bad it really is.

I plan to go on to NP after I finish up NA - will I need that second 2950?

As always, thanks in advance! icon_cheers.gif

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  • ncsugrad2002ncsugrad2002 Posts: 131Member
    jbrad95706 wrote: »
    I currently have a 3550 EMI/PWR, 2950-24-EI, and a 3512XL - would there be any reason at all to pick up another 2950? Is there anything that I wont be able to do with this setup that I could do with another 2950?

    The reason I ask is the 2950 "I have" I'm really about to buy, and I was thinking about getting two of them until I broke out the 3512 - it was in my "junk" pile, and I'm not really sure how bad it really is.

    I plan to go on to NP after I finish up NA - will I need that second 2950?

    As always, thanks in advance! icon_cheers.gif

    Couldn't hurt..and you can get 2950's for like $50 now anyways
  • kryollakryolla Posts: 785Member
    if you can afford it I would get another 3550 for layer 3 etherchannel, hsrp, etc
    Studying for CCIE and drinking Home Brew
  • ncsugrad2002ncsugrad2002 Posts: 131Member
    kryolla wrote: »
    if you can afford it I would get another 3550 for layer 3 etherchannel, hsrp, etc

    very true.. layer 3 etherchannel is so cool :)
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    kryolla wrote: »
    if you can afford it I would get another 3550 for layer 3 etherchannel, hsrp, etc

    Will do!

    So with 2x3550 1x2950 1x3512 I should be able to do it all? (For NA/NP switching?)
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    Couldn't hurt..and you can get 2950's for like $50 now anyways

    If I try and bid, someone snipes me at the last second - I can't win auctions. I have seen 1 or 2 go for $50 but they mostly end up around the $100 mark.

    I was going to "buy now" one for a little less then $155.00 each with a 1yr warrantee. I figure the piece of mind is worth the little extra money?!? icon_confused.gif:

    Am I a fool?
  • ncsugrad2002ncsugrad2002 Posts: 131Member
    jbrad95706 wrote: »
    If I try and bid, someone snipes me at the last second - I can't win auctions. I have seen 1 or 2 go for $50 but they mostly end up around the $100 mark.

    I was going to "buy now" one for a little less then $155.00 each with a 1yr warrantee. I figure the piece of mind is worth the little extra money?!? icon_confused.gif:

    Am I a fool?

    eh, I can put you in touch with someone that sells them on eBay for $50-60 shipped. For that price you can just buy 2 or 3 of them and be better off than 1 with a 1 year warranty, in my opinion anyways.
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    eh, I can put you in touch with someone that sells them on eBay for $50-60 shipped. For that price you can just buy 2 or 3 of them and be better off than 1 with a 1 year warranty, in my opinion anyways.

    Are they working and EI? If so, I'll take 2 or 3 at that price! icon_wink.gif
  • ncsugrad2002ncsugrad2002 Posts: 131Member
    jbrad95706 wrote: »
    Are they working and EI? If so, I'll take 2 or 3 at that price! icon_wink.gif

    Yeah sorry--they are standard image. If you're still interested let me know.
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    Yeah sorry--they are standard image. If you're still interested let me know.

    So then - with them being EI am I paying too much? I just want to make sure that I don't buy gear now that I can't use later... or if I do I pick up a little of it as possible.

    Thanks again!
  • ncsugrad2002ncsugrad2002 Posts: 131Member
    jbrad95706 wrote: »
    So then - with them being EI am I paying to much?

    Thanks again!

    I would say that price is as good as you're going to get! I mean, you might find some for $10-20 less..but as I've told a few people.. is it really worth the extra time and hassle to keep trying to find one a few bucks cheaper? Probably not!
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    I would say that price is as good as you're going to get! I mean, you might find some for $10-20 less..but as I've told a few people.. is it really worth the extra time and hassle to keep trying to find one a few bucks cheaper? Probably not!

    Thanks :)
  • captobviouscaptobvious Posts: 648Member
    You have to reverse swoop on the Bay. Sometimes you can get lucky! icon_lol.gif
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    I have 2 x 3550 and 2 x 2950 in my lab , covers pretty much everything I need for BCMSN
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    Thanks everyone. :D
  • XenzXenz Posts: 140Member
    jbrad check PM's. I have a couple 2950 EI's I'm willing to part with. I started with the BCMSN, but I can't afford any L3 switches at this point and I don't want to just read it, I'd rather lab it. I'm stepping back from BCMSN studies and working on BCSI with dynamips in the mean time.
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  • cerberoscerberos Posts: 168Member
    Jbrad, if ur thinking about the 2950 only with a SI, then check this one out Cisco WS-C2950-24 w/2 Year Warranty 2950 24 Port 10/100 - eBay (item 110417085930 end time Aug-22-09 11:27:43 PDT), I personally got 2 of them, the Make An Offer option is also active.... However, I recommend getting a the 3550 SMI, it's price is down for now, and it's going to fit too well for higher certifications... Don't forget to get a 48 port one, I saw 24 and 48 almost same price, the wisdom goes if ever u need to sell it and get something higher, coz wat do u think will get a better price if u ever sold? The 24 or the 48 Port? icon_wink.gif
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    I ended up picking up 2x2950's (EI) and I have a 3550 EMI that I picked up a week ago. So, I think I'm ok for switches for now, but I plan to get another 3550 after I get the NA. :D

    Thanks everyone! icon_cheers.gif
  • cerberoscerberos Posts: 168Member
    Thats cool! Just curious, How much u got the 2950 EI?
  • jbrad95706jbrad95706 Posts: 225Member
    cerberos wrote: »
    Thats cool! Just curious, How much u got the 2950 EI?

    $140.00 icon_surprised.gif w/ free shipping and a 1yr warranty. (The warranty makes me feel better about buying used goods on ebay... icon_wink.gif )
  • cerberoscerberos Posts: 168Member
    jbrad95706 wrote: »
    $140.00 icon_surprised.gif w/ free shipping and a 1yr warranty. (The warranty makes me feel better about buying used goods on ebay... icon_wink.gif )

    Yup, for sure warranty is too important esp on eBay...
  • mensmens Posts: 69Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    jbrad95706 wrote: »
    If I try and bid, someone snipes me at the last second - I can't win auctions. I have seen 1 or 2 go for $50 but they mostly end up around the $100 mark.

    I was going to "buy now" one for a little less then $155.00 each with a 1yr warrantee. I figure the piece of mind is worth the little extra money?!? icon_confused.gif:

    Am I a fool?

    Hey, you can use BayGenie for last second bids. Try it next time you're on the lookout for something on Ebay :)
    BayGenie eBay Auction Sniper - snipe eBay auctions
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