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[–]idaresiwins 0 points1 point  (9 children)

Yes, these will work perfectly. I used 2811 routers.

[–]GoodApolloStarIV[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I appreciate your response. I can get these for $25 each from a local vendor so I’m very excited. Thank you!

[–]GoodApolloStarIV[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Also do you know how many I should need?

[–]idaresiwins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

3 switches and 2 routers will probably be plenty.

[–]a_cute_epic_axisJust 'cause it ain't in my flair doesn't mean I don't have certs 0 points1 point  (5 children)

As someone with both 2800 and 1800 routers, I'd direct OP to look at the 1841 unless they need something it can't do, like say a DS3 NM. They're quieter and use less power, and pretty much can do everything.

That said, the 2811's are nice too, and if you can get them at a good deal and don't care about the power/noise, that would work as well, OP.

[–]idaresiwins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, they are loud.

[–]GoodApolloStarIV[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I picked up 3 3560s yesterday trying to go with 2621 router.

[–]a_cute_epic_axisJust 'cause it ain't in my flair doesn't mean I don't have certs 0 points1 point  (2 children)

A 2600 will get you going for a while. A lot of the fundamentals are the same. Be aware though, you're probably going to run into some problems of things you may want or need not being supported (I would think IPv6 support) as it's pretty old, and you may find some syntax differences. But with that said, there should be no reason (especially if you have the adv ip serv image, etc), that you can't bring up some static routing or basic EIGRP/OSPF between it and the switches.

The 3560s, if you upgrade to the latest firmware, should get you just about everything you will want for the CCNA.

[–]GoodApolloStarIV[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you have any other router you’d suggest in pair with these switches? I work for a Communications company doing fiber infrastructure so the actual specifications for networks/switches/routers is all news to me.

[–]a_cute_epic_axisJust 'cause it ain't in my flair doesn't mean I don't have certs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1841, alternately 2800s