Here is my BIG xmas present to someone out there....
I have 7 x Cisco 7513 coming in the next few days.
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I'm giving them away as our warehouse is full and also most people don't like these boxes are they are quite big. They are waist high.
As you can see they are on the spec sheet the 7513 can take a load of modules. Yes, they can take 44 FE ports, 176 Ethernet ports, tonnes other modules. Power consumption is only about 250W.
The deal includes Chasis + PSU (1 or 2), Route Switch Processor (1 or 2) RAM & Flash card.
The modules are for sale at affordable prices. We can store those and are always in demand for 7200VXR owners. Large selection of FE, T3, HSSI, 8 V35, ATM and many more available. The 8 Ethernet Interface boards will do most of you guys and are available for a song, also I think a couple of FE ports is a good place where to start.
About 8-11 years ago most of the Internet's back bone traffic was moved on these boxes. They extremely reliable.
This ideal for someone who wants to get down and dirty about learning about Cisco routers.