updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

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Aug 11th, 2010
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hi,

I'm trying to update the cisco ios software on my router 2500 series and the 24 switch? I bought these routers off ebay

please help.

Correct Answer by Richard Burts about 6 years 8 months ago

Podhillo and JayaKrishna have given good information about the process of updating software. But there is an aspect that they have not mentioned which may be an issue that impacts the original poster. To download software from Cisco web site requires a maintenance contract. Routers and switches bought from Ebay would not have a maintenance contract.


HTH


Rick

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podhillo Wed, 08/11/2010 - 12:47
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Hi,


Please check the following link:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1828/prod_release_note09186a00800810f3.html


Please update the 'sh ver' of the devices as 2500 series have many models


check this link for the latest IOS versions:


http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/pub/Tree.x?mdfid=268437930&mdfLevel=Model&treeName=Routers&modelName=Cisco+2501+Router&treeMdfId=268437899&imst=N


Regards,

Podhillo

touba1176 Thu, 08/12/2010 - 08:30
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thanks

but cisco asking for maintenance contract# to give me access to the software update.

Jayakrishna Mada Wed, 08/11/2010 - 12:49
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Hi,


Its pretty much same on all cisco devices. You need to download the correct version that you want to upgrade to from CCO on to your PC. Have connectivity between you PC and switch and then run a command on the switch "copy tftp flash:" command on the switch.


The following link explains the complete procedure:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_tech_note09186a00801fc986.shtml


JayaKrishna

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Richard Burts Thu, 08/12/2010 - 08:11
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Podhillo and JayaKrishna have given good information about the process of updating software. But there is an aspect that they have not mentioned which may be an issue that impacts the original poster. To download software from Cisco web site requires a maintenance contract. Routers and switches bought from Ebay would not have a maintenance contract.


HTH


Rick

touba1176 Thu, 08/12/2010 - 08:28
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Thanks Richard

you're right

I have tried that yesterday, cisco is asking me for maintenance contract# or if i purchased the router from them, give them the invoice number so they can let me download the software update. thanks

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