This was my first time purchasing a router. While it only has the 56k WIC interface, I have learned some things from it. When I got it in the mail today, the thing would not boot. So I learned how to use XModem command. I also realized how slow it was. It was going to take 2 hours to transfer a 5mb file -_- through the rollover cable. So then I learned how to use the TFTPDNLD command. Pretty friggin cool as I never knew how to do this stuff. The router would not boot when I got it, so I had to recover IOS from a copy on my computer for this router. After that, it worked. But my question for this thread is, was this a good buy? It didn't have any serial interfaces so I'll have to buy them myself. It costed 9 bucks on ebay but there was like 10 dollars shipping. Also, I am surprised at how quiet this thing is. The ones that I've used in the lab at school (2911s) were sorta loud and you could hear the fans blowing inside of them. I don't think the fan in this one is broken, but I hear absolutely nothing while it's running and it generates no heat at all. If not for the (LED?) lights I wouldn't be able to tell if the thing were on or not. Anyway, was this a good buy?
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