3500 XL series and Layer 3 switching

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According to this:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps637/prod_eol_notice09186a0080146b11.html


They will continue to develop software fixes, etc. until Aug 12, 2004.


To make a L2 switch possess L3 switching functionality would require more than software. There are additional hardware components/architectural changes needed. The 3550 is the replacement model for the 3500. It has L3 functionality.


Hope this helps.


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