This is truly a great router for productions enviorments and well as a lab.
23 June 2011
Summary: The Cisco 3600 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access platforms for medium and large-sized offices and smaller Internet Service Providers. With over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3600 family provides solutions for data, voice video, hybrid dial access, virtual private networks...
Summary: I paid $54 for the item included shipping,i received that with in 7 days nice.When i power on the Router it was making heavy noise from the fan.Router completely dead after 3 days,i sent a mail to the vendor.As per them customer has to pay return shipment charge that was nearly $40.
Summary: I purchased the Cisco 3620 router to include as part of my home lab. Due to it's size the router integrated perfectly into my rack and I was able to program and use immediately. While it did not come with interfaces I was able to purchase the FE interfaces that I wanted elsewhere.
Summary: I bought this router since it supports hot swap modules and I wanted to have a good router for my lab while I am studying for network certifications. I have not had any bad issues with it since I knew what I was getting. It functions and does all that I need.
Summary: for a current CCNA/CCNP lab you really need 2950 routers not 2924. They will work but not with the latest command set. The routers are fine but you should expect to buy a lot more interfaces, serial, WIC-1DSU cards, maybe an extra NM-1E module so you can really work your labs.