[vcf-midatlantic] OT: free Cisco managed router/switches

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Oct 18 12:49:27 EDT 2016

On 10/18/2016 09:40 AM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> The Cisco IOS is really too complicated for people without cisco training..
> and with tends to be confusing at best.

  I couldn't disagree more.  I mean, it's a different story if you have
to deal with more complicated/dangerous stuff like BGP peering etc, but
just getting a basic switch or router up and running is dead simple.

  But the best part about IOS is that people who know it can practically
be found on every block. (or on every mailing list)  The community
support, due to extremely widespread use, just cannot be beat.

> I have a Cisco Meraki MX64, AP18,
> and MS220-8P for my home network.  The Meraki product line is all cloud
> based (which means once the license expires, they become doorstops).  But I
> got them all for free with 3 year licenses, so I'm good until 2019.. :)

  Yay, turn every product into a service.  Why get them to pay once,
when you can get them to pay over and over!  Suits make me sick anymore.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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