[olug] College Kid Needs Cisco IOS-based Router

dthomas at gmail.com dthomas at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 14:08:16 UTC 2008

This may be a crazy suggestion, but you should get a job!  You'll never have
enough money to buy the equipment that you want to play with, but your
employer may.  When you hit the campus in the fall, get a position in a
computer lab or equivalent and move around from there.  Sounds like you
already know enough that it shouldn't be a problem.  Universities are
notorious for having a very um.. interesting.. IT infrastructure.


On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Dan Clough <dclough at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'll be going to UNL in the fall for CompSci, and I have a feeling that
> networking will play a major part in the program.  I've already got what's
> essentially a server room set up in my basement, but I want to learn more.
> I'm planning on setting up a test lab so I can experiment with a few
> private
> netblocks and ASNs.
> I've mastered CatOS on Catalyst switches (4000 and 5000, at least), and the
> next logical step for me is moving up to IOS and getting into routing.  I
> don't want to go the eBay route, since sellers like to strip out essential
> parts of the product and sell them separately (Yeah, because a router
> without a WAN card is so useful) and winning 4 auctions just to get
> everything I need will be so much more expensive than buying it locally.
> Does anyone have any local Cisco routers that they'd be willing to sell?  I
> don't need a BFR, but I'd at least like something that's functional and
> somewhat modern (no IMP, please) so I can easily adapt to UNL's gear in the
> fall.  If you've got a spare router or even some advice, feel free to
> contact me.
> Thanks!
> Dan
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