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    Default Advice for buying Cisco equipment from ebay?

    Have been talking to ITDaddy and he is advising that if you are building a Cisco home lab for CCNA, to buy your equipment from ebay. I'm also seeing others saying this as well.

    If this is the case, what type of things should we be keeping in mind when buying? I am new to Cisco equipment and don't want to get burned.

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    Don't buy equipment that isn't tested. If it says AS-IS or UNTESTED then keep away from it.
    Try to avoid equipment which doesn't have a boot log in the description.
    Pay with Paypal so you get the buyer protection.
    Search for completed auctions to see what the average price is.
    Try to get equipment with maxed out RAM and Flash so you don't need to upgrade later on. Examine this router model table from mgeorge.
    Read the two threads BadBoy House linked to.
    Read this guide on buying a CCNA lab.
    Use the search function in this forum.
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    Here's another good thread -- questions about different routers for home lab

    This post was on page 2 of that thread, but is probably worth repeating here (since I was going to suggest the Portable Product Sheet link here anyway)....
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    Cisco Portable Product Sheets

    Some of my favorite PDFs are the
    Cisco Switch Performance
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    Router Performance
    NM/WIC/VWIC Compatibility (the module xref I posted earlier)


    The Integrated Service Routers Quick Look is nice if you win the lottery and want to build a home lab with New Equipment like the 1800/2800/3800 series routers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jockvsjock View Post
    have been talking to itdaddy and he is advising...
    Fire in the hole!
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    Hum, the links to those threads I pasted below are identical.... but mine seem to work (at least in preview mode).

    2600 Series or 1700 Series for my routers??

    Alternative switches to the 2950?

    EDIT: AH HA!! The link text says ccna-ccent, but it's actually missing from the URL. What you see is the valid URL, but the actual link URL is wrong.
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    There are some good deals on ebay. There is a guy selling some 2650XM's on there for $95 with 12.4 IOS, 256MB of DRAM and 46MB of flash, which is more than anyone I have found. The Routers also come with a one year warranty. The guys name is Brandon, not quite sure what the companies name is, do a search, you'll find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billscott92787 View Post
    There are some good deals on ebay. There is a guy selling some 2650XM's on there for $95 with 12.4 IOS, 256MB of DRAM and 46MB of flash, which is more than anyone I have found. The Routers also come with a one year warranty. The guys name is Brandon, not quite sure what the companies name is, do a search, you'll find it.
    Brandon has confirmed that his 2650XMs only has 128/32.
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    if that's brandon from optimumdata, he's alright, I've bought equipment from him in the past and never had a problem
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