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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:58 pm    Post subject: Router to learn on via cmd line Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a cheap brand/model router for someone to learn the basic of routing via cmd line? This is to be a learning tool as much as a NAT router between a Win PC and a cable modem.

The cheap ones I know of just use a web interface. Which is fine, but doesn't enable you to really learn anything via cmd line on the just the basics of routing.

Any makes and models that use cmd line (if also use web that's fine) and are low end $$$ Question
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux.... Iptables... Free...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I don't know about cheap, but in school we configure cisco routers, running IOS. They aren't cheap but current standard, so if you want to get into routers u should be familiar with cisco.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I understand Cisco is the leader, but don't want the cost$$$. I'm looking for a less expensive alternative to a Cisco router but would be similar for the basics. i.e. IOS be 10.x or 11.x

So does Linksys, D-link, Netgear, SMS, Belkin, Netopia, BayStack, Hawking, Kingston, ConnectGear, etc... have a router with a cmd line interface? Or someone else?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drop onto one of the file sharing networks (gnutella etc) and grab a copy of Sybex ccna router trainer.

it only does the basics but helps a great deal if you r new to routing/Ciscos/IOS.

Alternatively work for a place that'll give u free reign on their routers Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you try a router simulator? I use them to test configs at work. You don't get the full-bodied flavor of a real router and computers on separate networks, but it's definitely valuable.

Not to mention you can learn IOS at your own speed. You can simulate anywhere from two to four or five netwoks subnetted by multiple routers that you config.

These are some of the tools I have used. See what you can find.

Boson Cisco Test Pack v3.12
Boson RouterEMU v0.2
Boson Utils and Misc Filez
Cisco ConfigMaker 2.4.024
IP Subnet calculator
Krang Router Simulator v0.21
Router Sim CCNA 1.25
TFTP Server
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is once you have the "core" knowlegdge, ie, TCP/IP, how a router works generally etc, it dosnt really matter wether you use a command line or a web interface to configure it.

An ip address is still an ip address.

The only thing is you are learning commands particular to that device, many (not all..) will not be applicable to a router by another manufacturer.

Is there any particular router you are interested in?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasonlambert wrote:
The thing is once you have the "core" knowlegdge, ie, TCP/IP, how a router works generally etc, it dosnt really matter wether you use a command line or a web interface to configure it.

An ip address is still an ip address.

The only thing is you are learning commands particular to that device, many (not all..) will not be applicable to a router by another manufacturer.

Is there any particular router you are interested in?

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Ei! Sensei!

Full IP knowledge is vital. If you cant do subnetting by hand then don't even try routing. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there any particular router you are interested in?


Cisco'ish minus the Cisco price.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

netgear, i have a netgear rp114, you can connect to it via telnet and it has a web interface
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