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    Routers for ROUTE?

    auswar3ft

      Hi all,

       

      Which routers would you suggest for ROUTE?

       

      I have a slow laptop and very little money. So I'm thinking of buying a used one and duplicating its image on my laptop with GNS3.

       

      Got any ideas?

       

        • 1. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
          Cristian F. Stoica

          I would suggest getting a 2600XM router. You might be able to use a 2500 or a normal 2600 but these don't support 12.4 which is a requirement for the CCNP ROUTE. Since you're saying that your laptop is slow you might find out that it won't be able to run 2-3 IOS images at the same time if it's really slow so you might be looking into getting at least two if not three physical routers. You can always sell these after you finish the exam and recoup most of the investment.

          • 2. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
            arteq

            beware the 2600 routers... i have 3 and each one has only a single ethernet interface... they are great routers but if you look further you will see on the tshoot exam topology that the dsw's each connect to an ethernet interface on r4... this has become a dilemma for me... i have looked into ethernet expansion modules but from every indication i get, they are not supported by cisco... i have seen nm-1fe and nm4fe for sale for these routers but i am hesitant to buy because cisco's site claims the 2600 series does not support ethernet expansion... if someone knows otherwise, i'd be grateful to hear, or any other workaround...  i'm currently considering the purchase of an 1841, which would also support later ccie work... any thoughts at all, please... i need another router anyway to support the complete tshoot topology...

            • 3. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
              Jared

              That's why the 2600xm would be good.  They do have 2 Ethernet interfaces, although 2800's would be better.

               

              • 4. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                arteq

                if you say so... i have 3 2600xm's each with only one ethernet interface... they weren't designed for lan's...

                • 5. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                  arteq

                  "The Cisco 2620XM Multiservice Router provides a 1-network module slot platform with 1 fixed 10/100BaseT Ethernet port, 2 integrated WIC slots, and 1 Advanced Integration Module (AIM) slot, with performance up to 30Kpps."

                  • 7. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                    Cristian F. Stoica

                    arteq, 2621XMs have two ethernet interfaces, I have 3 in front of me. 2611XM also have two.

                    • 8. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                      arteq

                      if this is true, then yes, i am an idiot...

                       

                      Product Number

                      Description

                      Cisco 2612

                      Cisco 2600XM

                      Cisco 2691

                      Serial and ATM Network Modules (requires Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(3)T or later)

                      NM-4T1-ATM(1), (2)

                      4-port T1 ATM with inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA) network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-4E1-ATM(1), (2)

                      4-port E1 ATM with IMA network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-8T1-ATM(1), (2)

                      8-port T1 ATM with IMA network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-8E1-ATM(1),(2)

                      8-port E1 ATM with IMA network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-1A-OC3MM

                      Single-port ATM OC-3 multimode network module (up to 2 km)

                      X

                      NM-1A-OC3MI

                      Single-port ATM OC-3 single-mode intermediate-reach network module (up to 15 km)

                      X

                      NM-1A-OC3ML

                      Single-port ATM OC-3 single-mode long-reach network module (up to 45 km)

                      X

                      NM-1A-T3(1),(4)

                      1-port DS-3 ATM network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-1A-E3(1),(4)

                      1-port E3 ATM network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-16A

                      16-port high-density asynchronous (async) network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-32A

                      32-port high-density async network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-4A/S

                      4-port low-speed (128-kbps max) async/synchronous (sync) serial network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-8A/S

                      8-port low-speed (128-kbps max) async/sync serial network module

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-16A/S

                      16-port async/sync serial network module

                      X

                      X

                      NM-4T

                      4-port serial network module

                      X

                      LAN and WAN Network Modules

                      NM-2FE2W

                      2 10/100 Ethernet 2 WAN card slot network module

                      X

                      NM-1FE2W

                      1 10/100 Ethernet 2 WAN card slot network module

                      X

                      NM-2FE2W-V2

                      2 Port 10/100 Ethernet with 2 WAN Card Slot Network

                      X

                      NM-1FE2W-V2

                      1 10/100Ethernet with 2 WAN card Slot Network

                      X

                      NM-1FE1R2W

                      1 10/100 Ethernet 14/16 Token Ring 2 WAN card slot network module

                      X

                      NM-1FE-FX

                      1-port Fast Ethernet network module, FX only

                      X

                      NM-1FE-FX-V2

                      1-port Fast Ethernet network module, FX only

                      X

                      NM-2W

                      2 WIC slot network module, (WAN I/F cards offered separately)

                      X

                      X

                      X

                      NM-1E

                      1-port Ethernet network module

                      X

                      X

                      NM-4E

                      4-port Ethernet network module

                      X

                      X

                      NM-1ATM-25

                      1-port ATM 25-Mbps network module

                      X

                      X

                      NM-1GE

                      1-port Gigabit Ethernet network module

                      X

                      NM-1T3/E3(12)

                      1-port Clear Channel

                      X

                      X

                      NM-CEM-4TE1

                      4-port T1/E1 circuit emulation over IP network module

                      X

                      X

                      NM-CEM-4SER

                      4-port serial circuit emulation over IP network module

                      X

                      X

                      • 9. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                        Aninda

                        The 2610XMs, 2620XMs etc all have a single 10/100 port. However, I believe the 2611XMs, 2621XMs etc all have dual 10/100 ports.

                        • 10. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                          arteq

                          what i have...

                           

                          Cisco 2620XM (MPC860P) processor (revision 2.0) with 127430K/3642K bytes of memo

                          ry.

                          Processor board ID JAE08030E04

                          M860 processor: part number 5, mask 2

                          1 FastEthernet interface

                          2 Serial interfaces

                          2 Voice FXS interfaces

                          32K bytes of NVRAM.

                          49152K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

                           

                          but if the expansion nm's really work, i could be in business...

                          • 11. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                            Cristian F. Stoica

                            According to the table that you've posted it seems that all 2600XM support NM-1E and NM-4E. Did you find otherwise? I have WIC-1T, WIC-2T, WIC-1B/ST, and WIC-1ADSL No NMs here.

                            • 12. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                              arteq

                              yeah, if that table is correct, then they should support the nm-1fe... only one way to find out; buy one... for the longest time i had given up on my 2600's... thanks for reigniting the flame, christian... a lot cheaper than buying a 2800, geesh...

                              • 13. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                                Cristian F. Stoica

                                Just don't blame on me if it's not working Anyway, why don't you get 2611XM/2621XMs? I guess, off top of my head that a NM should run for 15-20 quid (don't know where you're located) and a 2611XM/2621XM should be 25-35.You can also sell yours and you'll end up with a setup that will be good even for CCIE. I also think that there are some things that non-XM routers can't do depending on which certification you're thinking of.

                                • 14. Re: Routers for ROUTE?
                                  Cristian F. Stoica

                                  Ah, sorry, just noticed that you already have XMs.

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