Small Build List

Equipment Needed

Topologies Supported

  • Solo Router
  • Router Pair
  • All the CLI navigation practice you need
  • Basic admin config
  • IP addressing, static routes
  • RIP, EIGRP, OSPF
  • PPP, CHAP
  • Can do basic routing protocol experiments with some redundancy
  • I don’t like the 1721 form factor!
  • No switches
  • No Frame Relay
Device Qty Software Net Modules,
WICs per device
Other Hardware Prices
(2/2010)
1721 2 1 WIC-2T 1 power brick $200
Straight Ethernet 2
Crossover Ethernet 0
Serial crossover 2
 Rollover (Console) 1
 Power 2

Medium Build List

Equipment Needed

Topologies Supported

  • Solo Switch
  • Switch Pair

 

  • Solo Router
  • Router Pair
  • Two switches, which allows some interesting STP and VTP labs
  • VLAN trunking between switches and switch-router
  • Plus features mentioned in small build sample
  • I don’t like the 1721 form factor!
  • STP experiments useful, but are much more interesting with 3 switches
Device Qty Software Net Modules,
WICs per device
Other Hardware Prices
(2/2010)
2950 2 Standard image None GBICs or SFPs as needed $140
1721 2 1 WIC-2T 1 power brick $200
Straight Ethernet 3
Crossover Ethernet 4
Serial crossover 2
 Rollover (Console) 1
 Power 4

Large Build List

Equipment Needed

Topologies Supported

  • Solo Switch
  • Switch Pair

 

  • Solo Router
  • Router Pair
  • Router Triangle
  • All the features supported by the medium build, plus…
  • More interesting layer 3 redundancy
  • Frame Relay
  • I don’t like the 1721 form factor!
Device Qty Software Net Modules,
WICs per device
Other Hardware Prices
(2/2010)
2950 2 Standard image None GBICs or SFPs as needed $140
1721 3 1 WIC-2T 1 power brick $300
Straight Ethernet 4
Crossover Ethernet 4
Serial crossover 3
 Rollover (Console) 1
 Power 5

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