WIC-1B-U card and 2610XM router

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Nov 14th, 2007
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I have a 2610XM router. On the router, I have only one fastethernet port and two blank WIC slots and one blank network module slot. When it starts, a error message says:

Slot is empty or does not support clock participate

WIC slot is empty or does not support clock participate

Then I bought a WIC-1B-U card and installed it on W0 slot, the error message remains there.

Here are my questions:

(1). none of the LED(B1,B2,NT1) on the WIC card is on. Is this normal? Does this mean that my router can not recognize the card?

(2). I checked the documents before I bought the WIC. It seems that WIC-1B-U does work with 2610XM. Can anyone confirm this issue?

(3). Is it a possible reason that corresponding configuration need to be set on the router to make it work? If so, what configuration do I need?



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owillins Tue, 11/20/2007 - 14:42
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Disable the " network-clock-participate "command

Wilson Samuel Wed, 11/21/2007 - 08:50
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The simplest way to find out whether the WIC-1BU has been detected and accpted on a router is to go through the sh version output.

You should be seeing something similar to this:

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-IS-M), Version 12.2(23), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 28-Jan-04 17:48 by kellmill

Image text-base: 0x8000808C, data-base: 0x81118968

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(10r)1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Router uptime is 0 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:c2600-is-mz.122-23.bin"

cisco 2620 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x600) with 61440K/4096K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID JAD053604N6 (1074245753)

M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.

1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

1 Serial network interface(s)

1 ISDN Basic Rate interface(s) <= WIC-1BU Interface

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

32768K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102


Hope that helps,

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Kind Regards,

Wilson Samuel

insert7992 Wed, 11/21/2007 - 19:38
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Thanks to both of you.


To owillins:

Thanks but this does not work.I tried:

no network-clock-participate slot 1

no network-clock-participate wic 0

The error remains and all the LED are off.


To Wilson:

My start up output does have the message of

1 ISDN Basic Rate interface

Hmmm, this prove that 2610XM does work with the card.


To both of you and all:

It turns out I made a stupid mistake--I choose the wrong card. My internet connection is not ISDN based.

I'm trying to set up a subnetwork and using the 2610xm router (and a 2950 switch) to connect it with an university campus network. I think I should use an ethernet card(e.g. WIC-1ENET), am I right?

However, I found that, in the document, WIC-1ENET is not mentioned to be work with 2610XM. Can you guys give me a confirmation about the new choice? Or do you have better suggestion.

I've maken a mistake on buying the wrong card, which wasted money and time. I don't want to make the same mistake again. It would be very nice if someone with the similar experience can give me advice.




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