Solved

CCNA Home Lab Recommendations

Posted on 2010-11-17
8
706 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am looking to build a CCNA lab the will cover for CCNA and the add-ons for CCNA (Voice, Security, etc.) I have read tons of info about the different equip to get but it ranges a lot. I was wondering what would be suggested to start my own CCNA lab at home. I currently have a 28U rack running 4 Dell SC1425. Do you recommend buying in kits or individually?

From what I gather:
3x routers (2600XM series with IOS 12.4)
3x switches (2950 with IOS?)
cables and adapters.

Any suggestions would be great! Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:davcarey
8 Comments
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:dacasey
dacasey earned 166 total points
ID: 34157745
I would add the PIX/ASA to your lab....
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:moon_blue69
ID: 34157869
To start with i would recommend - using packet tracer a virtualisation free of cost
0
 

Author Comment

by:davcarey
ID: 34157909
I use Packet Tracer currently, but as I start out with Cisco, I am trying to get the equip now so that I am ready as I get into it more. I am taking the Cisco in 4 college courses, I am just about to complete the first. I am now just starting to work with the CLI.
0
IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:moon_blue69
moon_blue69 earned 166 total points
ID: 34158636
Ok

get a decent lab off ebay with two - three switches, and 2-3 routers 2900. you might need 1700 routers if you plan to practice igrp. and isdn simulator if you plan to learn isdn simulator. search in ebay there are specialised lab sellers. I bought one myself all good.
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
deepdraw earned 168 total points
ID: 34219596
The 1760 with adsl and vpn module would be a good idea as you can use it for home broadband you can set up a home vpn not part of ccna but good experience also it does voice with a dvpm module.
If you have adsl 2 you could get an 877 .
for a switch you could add a 3524 poe switch useful if you add phones or wireless later.

Greg
0
 
LVL 68

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 34581168
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

Join & Write a Comment

It happens many times that access list (ACL) have to be applied to outgoing router interface in order to limit some traffic.This article is about how to test ACL from the router which is not very intuitive for everyone. Below scenario shows simple s…
In the world of WAN, QoS is a pretty important topic for most, if not all, networks. Some WAN technologies have QoS mechanisms built in, but others, such as some L2 WAN's, don't have QoS control in the provider cloud.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now