I have a Cisco 2600 series router in my lab...It's a modular router...Right now I have only 1 ethernet port on it (which is on board) I want to increase the number of ethernet ports. Probably I would be going with a expansion card for ethernet.Could someone please let me know whether I can put a ethernet expansion card on 2600 router???And if possible could someone please suggest me the part number for the same???
Do find the interface/modules compatible with Cisco2600..
LAN Network Modules
NM-1GE 1-port Gigabit Ethernet Network Module
NM-1FE-FX 1-Port Fast Ethernet Network Module, FX Only
NM-1E 1-Port Ethernet Network Module
NM-4E 4-Port Ethernet Network Module
LAN and WIC Combo Network Modules
NM-1FE2W 1 10/100 Ethernet 2 WAN Card Slot Network Module
NM-2FE2W 2 10/100 Ethernet 2 WAN Card Slot Network Module
NM-1FE1R2W 1 10/100 Ethernet 1 4/16 Token-Ring 2 WAN Card Slot NM
NM-2W 2 WAN Card Slot Network Module(no LAN)
There is also NM-16ESW (16 port fast ethernet) available. It's variants include PoE and gigabit.
BTW some of the modules listed by spremkumar only work in the 2691.
Hi Geoff and Prem...
I have 2612 router. And my requirement is 4 Fast Ethernet ports and if possible 2 Gig (copper) ports. Please do tell me which is the best suitable one out of all these...
Pl. find the shw version of the same as follows:
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-IS-M), Version 12.1(4), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 30-Aug-00 14:11 by cmong
Image text-base: 0x80008088, data-base: 0x80C9EA9C
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.3(2)XA4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
cisco5 uptime is 1 day, 57 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c2600-is-mz.121-4.bin"
cisco 2612 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x101) with 53248K/12288K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID JAB040404BU (2567265963)
M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
1 Token Ring/IEEE 802.5 interface(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)
Configuration register is 0x2102
If you're using that router for learning purposes I don't think you should upgrade it because it has it's limitations:
- The 2600 non-XM routers are considered End-of-Life;
- It has memory constraints i.e. 64/16;
- It does not support Gigabit Ethernet;
- It has a 15.000 pps switching limit;
- Cannot run IOS software beyond 12.3 mainline.
Please refer to this EoS document
I suggest, if you want to protect your investment to start looking for more recent platform. The successor of the 2600 series router is the 2600XM router with greater memory and flash to service new IOS software and hardware features.
To my best knowledge you will not be able to convert the 2612 to the configuration that you specify.
I already posted the overview that lists all supported modules for the 2600 series.
If you cannot suffice with the addition of any supported modules, you will have little options but ordering a new router.
Final question..Does my router have any option of increasing ethernet/fast ethernet ports??? Currently it has only one and I need at least 2 eth/Fast Eth ports...
If yes, do please let me know the correct module...
As pointed by Prem and Leon, lookout the exact part number and trace the same on :
Hope this helps...