10mb router any use for ccnp ?

MinaryMinary Posts: 74Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I am looking to get some equipment for CCNP R+S.
for 120 euro/£120 I have been offered :

Routers:

Two Cisco 2610XM with WIC 1T serial module in each.

Switch:
Cisco 2950 - 12 ports


One of the routers only has a 100Mb port and the other has 10Mb which I think is a problem.
I expect to add to the LAB.

thanks

He emailed me the #show version


Switch
IOS (tm) C2950 Software (C2950-I6K2L2Q4-M), Version 12.1(22)EA6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 21-Oct-05 02:22 by yenanh
Image text-base: 0x80010000, data-base: 0x80676000

ROM: Bootstrap program is C2950 boot loader

SWITCH1 uptime is 11 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA6.bin"

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cisco WS-C2950-12 (RC32300) processor (revision Q0) with 19973K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC0836T1JX
Last reset from system-reset
Running Standard Image
12 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:12:01:3B:84:C0
Motherboard assembly number: 73-5782-13
Power supply part number: 34-0965-01
Motherboard serial number: FOC0836343E
Power supply serial number: DAB0834ETPB
Model revision number: Q0
Motherboard revision number: A0
Model number: WS-C2950-12
System serial number: FOC0836T1JX
Configuration register is 0xF


##########################


Cisco IOS Software, C2600 Software (C2600-ADVSECURITYK9-M), Version 12.4(1a), R)
Technical Support: Support and Documentation - Cisco Systems
Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 27-May-05 15:09 by hqluong

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(7r) [cmong 7r], RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Router1 uptime is 6 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c2600-advsecurityk9-mz.124-1a.bin"


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
Export Compliance Product Report Application

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
[email protected].

Cisco 2610XM (MPC860P) processor (revision 0x100) with 127627K/3445K bytes of m.
Processor board ID JAE07190J0P [URL="tel:%282764876811"](2764876811[/URL])
M860 processor: part number 5, mask 2
1 FastEthernet interface
1 Serial interface
32K bytes of NVRAM.
16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102


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Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-BIN-M), Version 12.3(1icon_cool.gif, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
Technical Support: Support and Documentation - Cisco Systems
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 15-Mar-06 14:16 by dchih
Image text-base: 0x80008098, data-base: 0x80DCFF10

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.3(2)XA4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
ROM: C2600 Software (C2600-BIN-M), Version 12.3(1icon_cool.gif, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)

Router1 uptime is 9 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload
System image file is "flash:c2600-bin-mz.123-18.bin"

cisco 2612 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x102) with 36864K/4096K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID JAD044008PJ (394804033icon_cool.gif
M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
1 Token Ring/IEEE 802.5 interface(s)
1 Serial network interface(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102cleardot.gif

Comments

  • IStudyCiscoIStudyCisco Posts: 4Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    The short answer is you are NOT getting two 2610XM routers. The show version indicates one 2610XM and one 2612 router. The non-XM router does not support Fast Ethernet. I'm sure others will chime in, but there are alternatives to your proposed setup. This is especially true for the CCNP ROUTE exam. Many people have passed using the GNS3 emulator. A quick search of this forum will reveal a great deal of information on that topic.

    Real equipment has its advantages and I am not suggesting you abandon that route if it's your preference. Just do some research before making any purchase. Take a look at the CCNP exam topics to make sure the hardware you're considering will support the features listed. It isn't necessary to get the latest equipment or IOS, because frankly, the basics don't change between hardware and IOS upgrades. Cisco's feature navigator will be a great help when considering hardware/IOS combinations. Good luck with your studies.
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    While the 2612 certainly doesn't have a FastEthernet port, it's by no means useless.

    Speed really isn't a focus of labbing. It's features - make sure it can support a decent release IOS and you'll find most things will work fine.

    Would you be better off getting different routers? I'm not convinced. As long as it'll do 12.4T then most things are in reach, in my opinion.
  • MinaryMinary Posts: 74Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks. I was tempted to just plow ahead with GNS3 but I felt that from the point of view of pratical experience the lab equipment would help and allow me to answer questions in Interviews with more authority for the sake of 200 or 300 as I don't currently have any realworld enterprise network experience.

    From looking about I need running min ios version 12
    3 routers
    layer 3 switch and
    2 or 3 layer 2 switches ?

  • PCHoldmannPCHoldmann Posts: 450Member
    Looks like you would be very limited on the IOS versions you would be able to run on the 2612, as far as I can see the latest non-deferred release is 12.2 train. The router still isn't useless, since on a protocol level most of what you would be dealing with (routing protocols, serial interfaces, etc) have changed very little since that code was released, but there may be implementation differences that could trip you up, like different commands. An older router like that would be best set up as a backbone that is just sending routes into the rest of your lab, or providing transport.

    The 10 meg interface won't matter, so long as it's RJ45, since throughput normally doesn't matter in a lab.
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  • MinaryMinary Posts: 74Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    OK thanks. I'm going to get them.
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