Is it okay to prep for an 1841 router by learning 1700 first

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Is it okay to prep for an 1841 router by learning 1700 first

Post by akaShaffe » Fri May 31, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi all,

I've just been tasked with learning how to configure and manage 1841 routers. I downloaded GNS3 to begin to familiarize myself with networking and configuring routers, but I noticed that GNS3 only lists the c1700 series.

Will this work for learning the basics? I guess I'm assuming the same version of IOS doesn't run on the 1841. So will there be enough similarities between the versions?

Secondly, in case both routers can run the same IOS, is there any issue with obtaining the IOS from an 1841 to use within GNS3 for training purposes?

Thanks for your help.