Jul 28

I finally am getting my CCNA Lab together. Right now it consists of a series of routers and switches to make a large enough design to help me learn as much as I can.

Routers:
1x Cisco 2610 Router
1x Cisco 2612 RouterĀ 
1x Cisco 2650 Router

Switches:
1x Cisco WS-C2924-XL
1x Cisco WS-C2924C-XL
1x Cisco WS-C3512-XL

Accessories
1x NM-1FE-2W (One Ethernet and 2 WIC slots)
4x WIC-1DSU-T1 (T1 Modules)

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Jul 25

Cisco 2500 routerI found a couple of articles on using an old 2500 series router as a terminal server so you no longer have to switch out console cables each time you want to configure another router or switch.

http://www.petri.co.il/how-to-configure-cisco-router-as-terminal-server.htm

http://shouldhavegonewithcisco.com/2007/04/20/get-a-terminal-server/

This helps a lot.

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Jul 25

I am currently working on my Cisco certifications however I ask myself as well what about Juniper? Juniper Networks has become a real contender to Cisco and offeres a certification for their hardware and JunOS as well. I want to remain competitive so I am tossed as on how to spread myself out to obtain both. What are your views of Juniper Networks?

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Jul 24

CISCO2610XMaI was browsing looking for routers since I just picked up a Cisco 2610 on eBay for $10 and I came accross CablesAndKits.com. This site has a lot of really inexpensive hardware including this Cisco 2612 I found for only $24.99 wow. Check them out and let me know what you think.

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Jul 24

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After spending four semesters in college taking the Cisco Net Academy classes I am starting to build my own lab for more hands on while re-studying the material. Everyone I have talked to highly recommends this approach before taking the CCENT and CCNA exams to familiarize yourself with hands on to thoroughly remember the material. After doing a lot of searching for good hardware with the minimum expense I came across a site that sells the hardware fairly cheap.

I found one site that had recommendation on the type of hardware to get for best results ( http://shouldhavegonewithcisco.com/2007/04/19/best-ccna-lab/ ) and after asking around a lot of certified techs agreed on that setup.

Since I already had a Cisco 2610 Router I wanted to find a place to price for everything I needed. I stumbled across CablesAndKits.com and was shocked on their prices. I was able to put together a package with three more Cisco 2612 Routers, FourWIC-1T serial cards and cables, two Catalyst 2950 12-Port Switches, and a 12u Rack Stand for under $500 total.

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Jul 24

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In-Win is having a contest for one of there 2.5″ SATA External Enclosures called the “Ammo”. It is designed to Mil-Specs and uses RFID technology for hardware encryption. In addition they are giving away a 250GB hard drive with the enclosure for their “Design a Wallpaper” contecst for the Ammo. Here is my entry to the contest being help on Facebook.

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Jul 24

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