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Lab Gear * Routers * 2600 (non-XM)

2600 Non-XM Series Routers

Overview

The 2600 series routers have long been a staple of CCNP and CCIE study labs, particularly the 2610, with a consistently low price in the used market for a long time. These routers have been at a low price point for a long time, support Network Module (NM) slots, and can support 802.1Q trunking even on their 10BaseT ports in some cases (see below). Although still useful, and very low in price, the 2600’s latest IOS versions (12.3 mainline) means that its popularity may continue to wane over the coming years.
 
 
Popularly sold as new in years:
1997-2000
EOS for most 2600 (non-XM) models:
2003
Most Recent mainline IOS supported
12.3
Most recent T-train IOS supported
12.2T
Max Flash (onboard) – 2610/11
48
Max Flash (onboard) – 2620/21
48
Flash slots 
1
Max RAM
256
RAM slots
2
 
 

Supported Feature Sets Referenced by Other Pages on this Site

  1. IP Base
  2. IP Plus
  3. IP/FW/IDS/ Plus IPSEC 3DES

Hardware

Popular models for certification labs:
 
Device WIC slots NM Slots Built-in 10BaseT
 (RJ-45)
Built-in 10/100 BaseT
(RJ-45)
2610
2
1
1
0
2611
2
1
2
0
2620
2
1
0
1
2621
2
1
0
2
 

Cables and other Notes

  • 2610/2611 can support 802.1Q trunking in spite of their 10BaseT interfaces. To do so, the router must run a particular IOS release. There may be other unknown dependencies. See this page.

 

Links

 

Known items that need research or verification

  1. Confirm PE non-support
  2. Confirm no security, including IPS (see this link.)

 

Change History

March 1, 2010: Version 1.0
May 3, 2011: Version 1.1. Updated Flash/RAM max in table to 48/256.

 

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