Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. If you'd prefer to explore, try our test area to get started. And see here for current known issues.

New Member



I have a PIX 515 UR...even after having a UR why is the 3DES in the Show ver showing as Disabled?

Any ideas?


here is the output for sh ver

pixfirewall# sh ver

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(1)

Cisco PIX Device Manager Version 3.0(1)

Compiled on Wed 19-Mar-03 11:49 by morlee

pixfirewall up 7 mins 57 secs

Hardware: PIX-515E, 64 MB RAM, CPU Pentium II 433 MHz

Flash E28F128J3 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

Encryption hardware device : IRE2141 with 2048KB, HW:1.0, CGXROM:1.9, FW:6.5

0: ethernet0: address is 000d.292b.7bdb, irq 10

1: ethernet1: address is 000d.292b.7bdc, irq 11

2: ethernet2: address is 00e0.b607.2e1b, irq 11

3: ethernet3: address is 00e0.b607.2e1a, irq 10

4: ethernet4: address is 00e0.b607.2e19, irq 9

5: ethernet5: address is 00e0.b607.2e18, irq 5

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES: Disabled

Maximum Interfaces: 6

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

URL-filtering: Enabled

Inside Hosts: Unlimited

Throughput: Unlimited

IKE peers: Unlimited

This PIX has an Unrestricted (UR) license.

Serial Number: 807239581 (0x301d7f9d)

Running Activation Key: 0x91c1c7a1 0x908add32 0x551f7704 0xba193fb0

Configuration last modified by enable_15 at 01:08:14.876 UTC Sun Aug 24 2003


Re: 3DES


Try using the activation-key command for 6.3 code - But if you running 6.1 or below code then please check the following URL:

Hope this helps --

New Member

Re: 3DES

Hi thanks for your reply

Am runnin 6.3 code...and hve the activation-key command...So do i need to purchase a new activation key for 3DES to be enabled...i thought when i order for a UR i would be have'nt it ?

Do i have to pay for a new activation key or i can get it with CCO login id?

Pleas help

Raj Malhotra


Re: 3DES

3des used to be a separate software license - totally unrelated to UR vs. R license status. Cisco made it a free upgrade a few months ago.

that is the link. you need to fill that out, get an email from cisco. then use the activation key command, and reboot the pix at your leisure, and then strong crypto is yours