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Cisco Switches for CCNP lab 9 years 3 months ago #22126

  • toddwoo
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Hello again all.

I've managed to get the routers I need for my CCNP and beyond lab, but I can't seem to find the switches I need..

So again I ask for you help in narrowing down what to look for.

1900 series seem to be too old to really be usefull, except maybe just 1 to have.

2900 series look good.. but ebay is not spitting out what I need.... same thing with the 500 express.

Is there some other switch I should be looking at?
the 1500 series micro switches any good?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Cisco Switches for CCNP lab 9 years 3 months ago #22138

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The micro switch will work for connecting devices, but won't do you much good as a device to learn with. It doesn't have enough functionality. Same goes for the 1900s... ok for basic connectivity, useless as a learning tool

Look for a couple 2924XLs or 2950s. Others to consider if you have extra cash would 3550s, 3560s, or 3750s, but they are quite expensive.
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Re: Cisco Switches for CCNP lab 9 years 3 months ago #22144

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I purchased several switches off of ebay. I would suggest the 2950s. I also found two 3620s (I think). I only went with the 3600 series because I got them cheaper than I found the 2950s. You should be able to find them for under $200. I think I purchased most of mine for $125-$200.

I would avoid the 1990s; they are junk. I believe they use the old CAT OS.
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Re: Cisco Switches for CCNP lab 9 years 3 months ago #22147

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Thanks for the input...

2900 and 3600 series it will be.
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