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How to buy 2801 router?

How to buy 2801 router?

How to buy 2801 router?


I need help regarding building a new laboratory, right now I am planning to start to buy my
first router, as of now there is some advertisement in the net that he is selling his 2801 Cisco Router
for the price of 300USD with the following "Basic Configuration" from the actual equipment according to the seller.

show ver
Cisco IOS Software, 2801 Software (C2801-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 12.4(21), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright © 1986-2008 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 10-Jul-08 03:02 by prod_rel_team
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)T9, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Cisco uptime is 0 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c2801-adventerprisek9-mz.124-21.bin"

This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.
A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
Cisco 2801 (revision 6.0) with 117760K/13312K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCZ104213DH
2 FastEthernet interfaces
1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity disabled.
191K bytes of NVRAM.
62720K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)
Configuration register is 0x2102

Since I am a newbie I cannot determine if this output is real or
not, or simply say, it this is a copy from another working equipment.

Since this equipment IOS would not run in GNS3 I would like to ask
help who can guide me how to test this equipment so I can determine if
this junk or not, the moment I decided to purchase this equipment.[/color blue]


RE: How to buy 2801 router?


I just did a quick look on eBay - Cisco 2801s have a Buy it Now price of about $500 to $600, Cables and Kits has a 2801 for $639.

Is the $300 a starting bid price or is this the price he is selling it for, if it is a bid price, by close of auction I bet it is closer to $500 to $600, if he is selling it for $300 I would want to know WHY ??????

As for testing it, you can plug it in and attach a console cable and watch the output, let it run for at least 15 - 20 min and watch for errors, sh a show run, a show version as well as show tech-support.

Good luck and just be careful you don't get stuck with a $300 doorstop!! If it is to good to be true .........

E.A. Broda
CCNA, CCDA, CCAI, Network +

RE: How to buy 2801 router?


If this does turn out as "questionable" you can easily get some Cisco 2610XM, 2620XM or 2650XM routers with a 12.4 IOS and several WIC1Ts on eBay or at Cables and Kits and put together a nice lab for $300 to $500.

Cisco 3640s are also nice but you have to get Network Modules for Ethernet and WIC support.

I saw 2 2610XMs with 2 2924XL switches, 2 WIC 2Ts, all the cables and FREE FTP access to any Cisco 2600XM IOS as well as CCNA study material for about $300.

Some good deals on eBay but don't get stuck with a "brick" or some of the "CCNA Labs" offered that are all Cisco 2500 routers and Cisco 1900 Switches. Read between the lines and look at what the seller is selling and what others have said about the prior sales!!

Good luck !!!

E.A. Broda
CCNA, CCDA, CCAI, Network +

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