IOS image needed to run EIGRP on Cisco 881 router

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adil.nasser3 Tue, 04/21/2009 - 12:05

I downloaded an even more updated IOS version and it still doesn't support EIGRP.

The version I downloaded is:


Can you recommend any other IOS versions?


Brent Rockburn Tue, 04/21/2009 - 12:14

the IOS I posted is what I'm using and it's running EIGRP just fine.

What exactly are you trying to do, what error are you getting? Maybe there is something else happening.

Edison Ortiz Tue, 04/21/2009 - 12:30

The universal IOS contains all feature sets available from Cisco. The part you are missing is that you need a key to unlock the extra features such as: EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, etc.

You need to contact the reseller that sold you the IOS in order to obtain the software key.

Please refer to this link for more information on Software Activation:



adil.nasser3 Wed, 04/22/2009 - 11:15

Why can I run the other protocols fine, such as OSPF and BGP but not EIGRP?


adil.nasser3 Tue, 05/12/2009 - 17:49

Yes. I have obtained a 60 day evaluation license while I wait for the PAK to arrive by FEDEX.

Apparently, based on what I was told by my supplier, the first batch of 881's shipped before the PAK's were ready so they followed in later shipments. Future orders should have the licenses included in the same package and even enabled in the factory when you order the adv ip license at the same time you order the actual router.

Thanks to all who have contributed their posts toward my question.


zenon_electronics Thu, 05/21/2009 - 04:01


Is the advipservices feature for free ?

I use the 60 day version on my Cisco, but i cant understand how can i get the permanent licence ???

adil.nasser3 Thu, 05/21/2009 - 06:34

Under the new license model, an additional license key is needed for the advance ip services feature and this url describes several ways to install the permament license but not much info about how to acquire/purchase one:

Several options exist to order the license such as purchasing it separately and then installing it or it can be ordered to be installed in the factory. I've been trying to find out how to order the router with the license already installed inside it but haven't found how yet - believe or not. Cisco seems to have a done a poor job with communication of this new license model/process.

Since you have the router already, all you need is to order the license from your vendor. They mail you the PAK which then you can use to go online to get the license and install it. The part # to order is:


zenon_electronics Thu, 05/21/2009 - 06:54

Thank you Adil,

but do you have to pay for this PAK ? Becouse if i do, it is better for me to buy 871 model becouse i can upgrade it to advipservices just with the SmartNet that I allready have.


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