Very recently I picked up a Cisco 3550 just to play around with networking and to familiarize myself with Cisco's command line configuration due to the fact that I will be working an electrical engineering internship in which I will have to deal with various networking issues (yes, I agree that a CSNA would be much better suited for this task, but since its part of the job requirements, I'm willing to learn about it).
What I was wondering, is whether or not my 3550 can act as a router. I know its a L3 switch, but does that mean it can take the place of a router?
EDIT: Since it seems possible to set my 3550 to act as a router, could you guys possibly point me to some documentation that might help me set this up? I think I need to use the ip route command, but I'm not entirely sure if that is the right approach.