Free Cisco Catalyst Switch Lab

LanswitcherLanswitcher Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
My home Cisco lab now has 8 switches and routers. I am sharing it to the world. You can prepare for CCNA or CCNP with it.

Free Cisco Catalyst Switch Lab

telnet 49001
telnet 49002
telnet 49003
telnet 49004
telnet 49005
telnet 49006
telnet 49007
telnet 49008

Features of the lab:

* 100% free, no registration or reservations required
* Login anytime 24x7 from anywhere in the world
* Open access policy allows for multiple logins many times per day!
* All switches are Layer-3 and can run routing protocols
* Full mesh lab topology allows any two devices to network
* Lots of links and trunks to practice STP and Etherchannel configurations
* Lab site has GRE tunnels and can route with other lab sites
* Connect your home routers and switches to create a bigger lab!


  • Mason83Mason83 Member Posts: 10 ■□□□□□□□□□
    How generous of you, Lanswitcher! Thank you so much!
  • mapletunemapletune Member Posts: 316
    This is freaking awesome!

    Thank you so much =D
    Studying: vmware, CompTIA Linux+, Storage+ or EMCISA
    Future: CCNP, CCIE
  • phoeneousphoeneous Go ping yourself... Member Posts: 2,333 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Very cool indeed!
  • Legacy UserLegacy User Unregistered / Not Logged In Posts: 0 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Stuff like this makes me consider slowly removing my physical lab at home and lab from the cloud.
  • inscom.brigadeinscom.brigade Member Posts: 400 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Wow I just got on 4 devices cool is their that few of us?
    Having the access of the IP address, that is a very big bonus!

    thank you


    Lanswitcher, could you enlighten us/me, about your
    Lab Console Status Page; what is the progam that does this automatic update.

    Your terminal server is a PC acording to your documentation, could you post a config from your linux server?
  • biggenebiggene Member Posts: 152 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks so much. I am a broke, father of 2, CCNA wannabee and this will help me out tremendously. I plan to pay it forward when I get my career established.

    Thanks again,
  • Danielh22185Danielh22185 Member Posts: 1,195 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Very cool! I will have to toy around!
    Currently Studying: IE Stuff...kinda...for now...
    My ultimate career goal: To climb to the top of the computer network industry food chain.
    "Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else." - Vince Lombardi
  • inscom.brigadeinscom.brigade Member Posts: 400 ■■■□□□□□□□
    yeah they work great:
    need to learn how to crack Privliage mode password to use
    49005 L1> has password
    someone set a password on : 49005
    how to get t to re-boot to change the password
  • mapletunemapletune Member Posts: 316
    Actually, I'd be interested in setting up a remote lab for others to use in the future as well.

    I don't have the necessary equipment yet.

    But yea, I'd love to know more about getting an automated scheduling system working. And one of the features it could use is wipe/reset after every session, so that the next person in line won't get stuck with a previous config.
    Studying: vmware, CompTIA Linux+, Storage+ or EMCISA
    Future: CCNP, CCIE
  • titaniumNadertitaniumNader Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    First of all, thanks a lot for your efforts and generosity.

    I have two questions and it would be great if you can update me with the answers:
    1) Since you are planning to upgrade the 3550 to 3560 switches, when are you planning to upgrade them?
    2) Can you add a link from each router to both of the 3560 and 3750 switches, because sometimes the 3560 and the 3750 switches are available and the routers also available, but we cannot practice on them together.

    Thanks again.

    Best Regards,
  • goldenlightgoldenlight Member Posts: 378
    thanks for setting up this public Lab.. Makes me want to do something like this when I earn my CCNA..
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