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Re: Suggestions Wanted for Router

Tony P. (
Tue, 1 Mar 2005 16:48:35 -0500

In article <>,

> I need to get another router for my home Cisco lab and I was hoping
> that someone could suggest which would be a best choice.

> I'd prefer it be rack mountable (one rack unit high). It needs to
> have at least one (preferably two) fast ethernet ports. It must
> support trunking (both dot1q and isl) so that it can be interfaced to
> a switch.

> Cost is a factor (since it's for home Cisco lab use). If knew what
> was a best choice, I could possibly track one down on Ebay.

> I currently have three 2501s. Each has a transceiver, but those won't
> support trunking for my lab assignments. I'll likely sell one of them
> when I get this one.

> Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.

> Fred

The 2611's will from what I recall. With the number of .com busts
there are tons of them floating around for sale, some to be had for
less than $500.

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