Overview: 2600 (non-XM) Series Routers

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.

Feature Fact
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

* EOS announcements at http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/prod_eol_notice09186a008032d4c2.html

All Features and Versions

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2600 (non-XM) Feature Sets Mentioned Here

  • IP Base
  • IP Plus
  • IP/FW/IDS/ Plus IPSEC 3DES

2600 (non-XM) Series 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

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