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Re: LAb Equipment ... posted 03/21/2007
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I have purchased all my lab gears from ebay, and didn't have a problem with.
Last night one of my routers stopped booting and I spent few hours to nail
down the problem. One of the memory(32MB) chip was faulty.

Generally, you need to look at the feedback rating on the ebay sellers. I have
bought some routers and cards from sellers from US and they are all good.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: A.G. Ananth Sarma (GMail)
  To: Shine
  Cc: Narbik Kocharians ; thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx ; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:54 AM
  Subject: Re: LAb Equipment ...

  Hi Shine,

  How is the experience in buying from E-bay? Are you satisfied with the
condition of the equipment?

  Would you be able to recommend them?



  On 3/20/07, Shine <shinepjoseph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    My lab consists of 8 x 3640(32MB/128MB), 3x262x, Frame relay switch,
    server 2x 3550 and spent less than 8K (Australian). I purchased everything
    from eBay as peace meal. And it took about 3 months to purchase all of
    If you are the US, it would be cheaper and fast to acquire all of them.
    was hard for me do the eBay from Sydney because of un availability of the
    equipment locally.

    Hope this helps.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Narbik Kocharians" <narbikk@xxxxxxxxx>
    To: < thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Cc: <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 2:48 AM
    Subject: Re: LAb Equipment ...

    >I would take the 10K deal.
    > On 3/20/07, thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    >> >I found a good deal in E-bay costing $10k which includes around 6 x
    >> >3640,
    >> 2 x
    >> >3560, 2x 3550, 1 x 26xx Access Server along with cables and ports.
    >> >
    >> >Is it a worthwhile investment?
    >> Looks overpriced to me. My lab cost me EUR 3400, and consists of two
    >> 2620,
    >> one 2611, two 2610, one 2610XM, one 2611XM, one 2511, one 2522, two
    >> two 2950, lots of serial WICs, and serial and Ethernet cables. The
    >> memory configurations are 16/16, the 2600 64/16, the 2600XM 128/32 (so
    >> these
    >> ones can run 12.4 advanced enterprise).
    >> However that takes time to look for good deals on routers, then order
    >> and WICs, etc. On the other hand, I found it enjoyable to build my own
    >> rack!
    >> I initially bought it for the two-3550s lab version. When Cisco added
    >> 3560s, I decided buying two wasn't worth the cost, and opted for two
    >> (a
    >> C and a T) in order to be able to practice more L2 stuff. For the few
    >> 3560
    >> features my lab doesn't support (private VLANs, different QoS, etc.), I
    >> use
    >> 3750s at work.
    >> There's nothing I encountered in my first try last week that I hadn't
    >> been
    >> able to practice (I still failed with ~75 % of points, so close :(.
    >> -Thomas
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