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updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

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.

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

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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New Member

Re: updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

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

New Member

Re: updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

thanks

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

Cisco Employee

Re: updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

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

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

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

New Member

Re: updating cisco ios software on the router or switch

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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