[olug] College Kid Needs Cisco IOS-based Router

OBrien, Timothy IrishMASMS at olug.org
Fri Jun 6 20:37:42 UTC 2008

As well as the other inputs already posted; keep an eye on craigslist and
check the computer recyclers in town; as well as Army Surplus Sales over
in CB. It is hit & miss as to what you find; but you could find the bargan
you are looking for.

<quote who="Dan Clough">
> 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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Timothy "Irish" O'Brien

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