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Cisco CCNA lab set up

By jjaschob ·
I am starting to study for the CCNA...I have (2) Cisco 2503s, (1) 1900 series switch, (1) 1548 switch, and (1) Cisco 1720. Does anyone have a detailed diagram and/or picture of how this is all connected and I how I would interface with it? Thanks! I am new to the hands on portion of the networking world...any help would be appreciated!

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details of interfaces

by BizIntelligence In reply to Cisco CCNA lab set up

Can you please also tell about available interfaces details on each router?

Cheers !

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2503, 1900 1700. and what not

by CG IT In reply to details of interfaces

the 1900 really isn't a good switch to use for CCNA. you really should be a 2950. the IOS on the 2950s will be closer to what's on the test than a 1900.

2503, if you have only 1 serial port (60 pin) that is your WAN port. you should have 1 AUI port. you get a transceiver for this to make that an ethernet port. Console port is for your blue console cable and allows you to connect to your router via hypertermina.

1900s there's really nothing to know. all ports are 10baseT (runs at 10 mbps not 100 mbps like the 2950s). the 1700 have 10/100 ethernet ports and a console port. It can have a serial port to connect to the serial port on the 2503s but doesn't always have on. It also can have a WAN ethernet port for DSL. Depends on the model you have.

The whatnot is the 1548 switch. Its an 8 port 10/100 switch and if you simply get a 2950 12 or 24 port, you can get rid of the whatnot 1548. :)

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Or you can use free simulator

by BizIntelligence In reply to Cisco CCNA lab set up

such as GSN3 from http://www.gns3.net/download
The good thing about GSN3 is that you need working IOS image for the routers. So you cannot add router if you dont have an image. You can copy image from working router and then use it for GSN3.

I saw CGIT suggestions about your routers so I thought simulator can do much. Moreover, for frame relay testing you will need simulator.

Cheers !

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