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    Hey guys,

    I know this is probably in the top 5 of "frequently asked questions" but I'm having trouble getting some decent advice on the net, so I thought I'd try this forum

    I'm currently studying for my CCNA, and also looking for a home network upgrade, so I thought about grabbing some Cisco gear from eBay to play around with.

    Currently I have my eye on an auction that includes a Cisco 2611 with 2x WIC 1B S/T cards installed, Cisco Catalyst WS-C2924-XL and a Cisco Catalyst WS-C2924C-XL. If I can grab these for under $150-200 (AU, which is like $80-130 US?), would it be worth it?

    Will it also be scalable enough to use to study for the CCNP? And will it give me decent home performance plus protection. (VPN ?)

    Sorry for the bombardment, and thanks in advance.