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sil wrote:Before you fork over a lot of money, you should try and use GNS simulators. (http://www.gns3-labs.com/) Haven't ordered from the place you mentioned but haven enough hardware in my closet and basement to know it can become pricey. Simulators can do pretty much all that the hardware can do and its not uncommon that some CCNPs, CCIPs and even some CCIEs have used nothing but simulators.
nicklauscombs wrote:GNS3 is an excellent option if it will suit your needs. if you really want a full hands on lab going through one of these companies is definitely the "easy way" but if you go the ebay route you will save yourself a TON of money. and i mean a TON of money.
Agoonie wrote:I am pretty sure you are correct. You only have access to the images you have support contracts for.
Agoonie wrote:Thanks nicklauscombs. Yeah I am looking at ebay now, and they have kits for half the price including a warranty. I might have to try that. Books are already expensive. Thanks everyone for the info.
sil wrote:Ah yea, forgot about about the contract shenanigans. I have access to mostly everything on there as well as Juniper. I download and horde things to play with. Whether or not I have it
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