Solved

CCNA Home Lab Recommendations

Posted on 2010-11-17
8
712 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
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
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

 
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:
greg ward 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 70

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

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello , This is a short article on how would you go about enabling traceoptions on a Juniper router . Traceoptions are similar to Cisco debug commands but these traceoptions are implemented in Juniper networks router . The following demonstr…
Tired of waiting for your show or movie to load?  Are buffering issues a constant problem with your internet connection?  Check this article out to see if these simple adjustments are the solution for you.
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…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 7 hours left to enroll

628 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