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How to determine whether a router has VPN modules installed

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To determine if a VPN module is installed, issue the show version command on the router.

This is an example output:

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C1700 Software (C1700-K8O3SY7-M), Version 12.2(4)XL, EARLY 
DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 16-Nov-01 14:12 by ealyon
Image text-base: 0x80008124, data-base: 0x80CD46BC

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.0(3)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
ROM: C1700 Software (C1700-K8O3SY7-M), Version 12.2(4)XL, EARLY 
DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

mcmillan-ireland uptime is 2 hours, 32 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 09:23:22 UTC Fri Apr 12 2002
System image file is "flash:c1700-k8o3sy7-mz.122-4.XL.bin"

Cisco 1720 (MPC860T) processor (revision 0x601) with 39322K/9830K 
bytes of memory.
Processor board ID JAD05250A1K (1005316878), with hardware revision 0000
MPC860T processor: part number 0, mask 32
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
1 ISDN Basic Rate interface(s)
1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102

If the 1720 router has the VPN module installed, you should see this:

1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module(s)

For information on installing the module, refer to Installing the Virtual Private Network Module in a Cisco 1700 Series Router.

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