Folks, I have a 2851 router currently connected via IPSec to another site.
if I install (3) VWIC2-2MFT-T1/E1 cards into the 2851 (show ver shown below) to connect the router to a new MPLS network, can I still use the VPN IPsec? Or I will have to remove the VPN card in order to give me room to insert and run the (3) VWIC2-2MFT-T1/E1?
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
ECDPAC01 uptime is 4 days, 1 hour, 12 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c2800nm-advsecurityk9-mz.124-3i.bin"
Cisco 2851 (revision 53.51) with 512000K/12288K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID
2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
1 Serial interface
1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.
239K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
62720K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)
Configuration register is 0x2102
Show INV will give a better display of the cards you have.
Which card that does VPN are you talking about. The only cards I have seen are called AIM and these go into connection inside the router well away from the slots on the back.
I assume you have a wic card doing your serial in one of the wic slots and 3 empty ones. You should be able to just insert these new cards in the 3 remaining ones.
Now if this is the VPN module that comes with the router you can't remove it even if you want to since it is a chip on the main board.