Your first piece of cisco equipment

johnwest43johnwest43 Member Posts: 294
Do you remember your first piece of cisco equipment? How long ago was it? What was it a router,switch,firewall?

Mine was a pix 501 with the 10 user licence.
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  • rwwest7rwwest7 Member Posts: 300
    Mine was a 2610XM from T-Net. I was like a kid on christmas morning!
  • notgoing2failnotgoing2fail Member Posts: 1,138
    As a matter of fact I do. It was two routers. 2501 and 2507.

    I was young and was hired to be a programmer. But was intrigued by Cisco. My boss was one strict mean boss. He was a true drill sergeant. For some reason he liked me, and allowed me to play with spare Cisco routers they had laying around. I eventually bought it from them.

    Later I found out he was an ex marine. Explains everything!!

  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Cisco 2503 Router (AUI Ethernet port, ISDN, 2 Serial).
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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I got a 2500 series router and some 2950XM switches with 50% dead ports. It was probably the most ghetto, pathetic CCNA lab ever put together. The face plates were held on with duct tape. I also unplugged the fans to make them quiet. They still run fine so I think the integrated cooling is over-rated :)
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  • hexemhexem Member Posts: 177
    1721 on ebay and just recently got me a C2950-24.

    :)
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  • thehourmanthehourman Member Posts: 723
    I got mine on Ebay 3 weeks ago, I think. Lots of 3 2620 routers.
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  • notgoing2failnotgoing2fail Member Posts: 1,138
    hexem wrote: »
    1721 on ebay and just recently got me a C2950-24.

    :)


    Congrats! I own a 1720 myself....I love these little buggers.....


    thehourman wrote: »
    I got mine on Ebay 3 weeks ago, I think. Lots of 3 2620 routers.


    How do you like the 2620? I was thinking about picking up 1 or 2 of those....

  • jovan88jovan88 Member Posts: 393
    2900xl switch, still under my bed
  • thehourmanthehourman Member Posts: 723
    I did power them on and used some commands that I learned for switches. Since I have not gone to routers command yet, so I can't answer your question 100%, but so far so good.

    I am planning to skip the wireless chapter since I already know this stuff, but for the sake of knowledge I will read the thing again.
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  • peanutnogginpeanutnoggin Member Posts: 1,096 ■■■□□□□□□□
    A buddy of mine gave me a 2924 switch about 2 or 3 years ago.
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  • DeathgomperDeathgomper Member Posts: 356 ■■■□□□□□□□
    About a year ago I got a single 2950 switch, without any cisco experience it took me some googling just to figure out how to do a password reset.......memories. icon_redface.gif
  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I think it was a 25XX because I kept buying cisco stuff everytime that I could. On every shipment at work we weren't really sure of exactly what we got.
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  • binargsbinargs Member Posts: 55 ■■□□□□□□□□
    i just bought 2 2510 routers off ebay for 30 bucks shipped.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I went all out and got a pair of 2501s... icon_redface.gif
  • tazdeviltazdevil Member Posts: 55 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Cisco 831 SoHo Router, was my 1st, then from there much more...
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  • notgoing2failnotgoing2fail Member Posts: 1,138
    dynamik wrote: »
    I went all out and got a pair of 2501s... icon_redface.gif

    Hey no shame! I have one of those! I got my CCNA because of the 2500 series....

  • DevilWAHDevilWAH Member Posts: 2,997 ■■■■■■■■□□
    a 2610 router (found in an old cupboard and now mine!!!)

    in fact a lot of my lab is equipment left laying around :) its when you find a 3750G switch left unused you start to smile :)
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  • irishpunkirishpunk Member Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
    The all mighty all powerful 2950 it was awesome !!!! Of course, I also remember the embarrassment of not knowing how to do a password recovery as well icon_rolleyes.gif

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  • CiskHoCiskHo Member Posts: 188
    They landed their hook in me with the FastHub400. Now I can't stop buying their gear... LOL
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  • ColbyGColbyG Member Posts: 1,264
    I think my first lab piece was a 2611 or 2514.
  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    johnwest43 wrote: »
    Do you remember your first piece of cisco equipment? How long ago was it? What was it a router,switch,firewall?

    Mine was a pix 501 with the 10 user licence.

    In 1999 I rescued a 2501 from a box in the stores in my current place of employment. We were a 3Com shop using Netbuilder II and leased lines. I cant tell you what a find this was. My boss said I could keep it and I still have it in my lab. It was licenced for IPX. Back then these things were 400 dollars on ebay.
  • bertiebbertieb Member Posts: 1,031 ■■■■■■□□□□
    1999, a Cisco 1005 that we used to stick on the end of leased lines. I still have it in the garage for sentimental reasons...awwwwwww.
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  • SysAdmin4066SysAdmin4066 Member Posts: 443
    As a matter of fact I do. It was two routers. 2501 and 2507.

    I was young and was hired to be a programmer. But was intrigued by Cisco. My boss was one strict mean boss. He was a true drill sergeant. For some reason he liked me, and allowed me to play with spare Cisco routers they had laying around. I eventually bought it from them.

    Later I found out he was an ex marine. Explains everything!!

    No such thing as an ex Marine.

    Mine was in 2000, a 2500 routers, I think it was a 2501. I was going through com school in the Marine Corps ;)
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  • DeathgomperDeathgomper Member Posts: 356 ■■■□□□□□□□
    irishpunk wrote: »
    The all mighty all powerful 2950 it was awesome !!!!

    My next purchase was 2 - 2505 routers, only one of em had an OS. Getting TFTP to work from one to another was my first Cisco milestone!!
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