Hello All,

I am interested in gaining more hands on experience when it comes to network infrastructure. I am limited as of right now with physical devices and in the meantime would like to know what would be a great software program for either Windows 7 or Linux to utilize for practice in setting up a networks? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Lacking hardware, you can use virtual machines to set up, configure, and manage a network.

commented: Thank you rubberman. +0

Virtual machines is a good idea as Rubberman said but you can also look at GNS3 which is a network simulator. It allows you to setup virtual routers and switches.

commented: Thank you for the suggestion. I will definitely take a further look into GNS3. +0