Recommended Labs

For your CCNA home lab you will have several considerations.

Do you intend to upgrade this lab as you go along for CCNA Voice or CCNP? Are you on a tight budget or is money no object? Are you limited for space in your house so you have to pack it all away each day?

I can’t cover every permutation here but I hope to give you some good advice so you can start out choosing the right equipment. Remember that for your equipment you will need some basics such as:

  • Power cables
  • Console cables and USB converter
  • AUI to Ethernet converter
  • Ethernet cables and crossover cable
  • Serial DTE to DCE cables
  • WAN modules for your routers (WICs)