Judging from the overkill home setups, I would have expected nothing less than a 6500 with a pair of sup 2t's and a ASA Services module.
If I had wanted to pay for shipping I could have had a pair of 6509s in my home setup for free. They were destroyed instead. I had a hard time letting that happen. You wouldn't believe the amount of Cisco hardware that was destroyed in Iraq.
Sounds like you need STP
On today's as the network spins....hardware techs randomly plugging in stupid little switches in a classroom and causing a network loop...:unamused:
BPDUGUARD and switchports configured as static access ports.
LOL reminds me when I worked at the hospital. Lot of doctors had their own internet but still needed to access our network. One doctor decides to plug his linksys router into both his network and ours at the same time. His linksys was handing out IP addresses to our network clients, and somehow this network loop also caused one of or DCs to go haywire and completely fail. Was the most messed up thing ever. The DC would basically start using 100% cpu and act all strange but as soon as we disconnected the nic, it was fine. We did not know about what the doctor did until we fired up a packet sniffer and saw a huge packet storm on our network with 192.168.x.x IPs and went WTF.
Another interesting story, I was not there when it happened, but some guy had 10.1.1.1 set as a static IP on his laptop and it auto connected to the wireless network. That IP was the same as our default gateway. Brought down the entire network. I'm not sure how they even managed to find that laptop. Must have been chaos.
Comes to show how fragile a network can be. There must be some measures one can take to prevent this stuff though.
e-rate?My manager tells me that its part of the big network upgrade proposal that we are waiting on approval for.
I'll do you one better. I still have a Catalyst 4000 running CatOS. It's layer2 only!
For inter-vlan routing I have to send all the traffic to a 3500. Every time we image more than 3 or 4 computers at that campus the phones go down because they cant maintain a good connection back to the Call Manager at the district office
We're waiting on e-rate too. We have a complete 100% forklift upgrade ready to go, just waiting on the funding.
It's not particularly impressive, but it's a new (to me) toy to play with...we replaced a firewall at our branch office, so I get to mess around with the old one:
I plan on buying one of those before I get a house so I can use it in the house
I might go with the Pro or just go with the standard Long Range ones. I think the Pro would be a little more future proof though.