Can anyone suggest some nice problems/labs so that I could sharpen out my RIPv2 config knowledge? I know that there are alot of labs out there, and Im not lazy for some active googling but I would very much like a recommendation from the specialists. Ive gotten into RIP theory and I think I understand its principles so I would like to do some pratical-action-network stuff with it (unfortunately I dont own nor have access to any physical equipment
. Well not yet anyway. I only have access to that packet tracer crap and to the GNS3 sim).
There are a few nice PT labs here: http://packettracer.net/2011/06/13/troubleshooting-rip/
The older versions of PT (v4) used to come with great labs for just about every thing in CCNA, I have no idea why Cisco removed them. If you could get your hands on those, it would help.
And also what kind of a coumputer would you suggest for a GNS3 with 4-5 active routers (some routing), and maybe 5-6 active switches (VLANs)?
It's better to at least to have a dual core. But GNS3 doesn't run Swtich IOS by the way, So those built in switches in GNS3 shouldn't take allot of CPU. In other words count the routers only.