5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2011 9:24 AM by Blaise RSS

    Home Lab Equipment

    Blaise

      Hello,

       

      I am a newbie in this so please be patient with me. I have played with a lot of PC hardware in the past but swithes and routers of that level are new for me. I am focusing on the CCNA and am at the planning phase. I have no on hand experience but am fast at learning on my own. I am building a home lab to study.

       

      I got some equipement from a friend. He was not using it so he gave it to me to study.

       

      Anyway. Long story short, I got some equipment but am not sure what to use for my CCNA lab at home. Here is the list:

       

      Switches:

      CE500-24PC

      C3750-24TS

      C3750G-24T

       

      Routers:

      1760

      2821 x2

      2611XM

       

      Firewall:

      PIX-515E

       

      Server:

      MCS 7800

       

      From my research with Google, my best bet is to use the 2 C3750s and the 2 2821s though the 2611XM could also be useful. I am not sure what IOS versions are on their.

       

      I just wanted to get your opinion so I can stay focus.

       

      Thank you.