Cisco 2611 worth upgrading to 100baseTx-FD?

thefear78thefear78 Posts: 30Member ■■□□□□□□□□

I think I overpaid for my 2611 a bit by paying $100 for it. I'm wondering if the fastethernet ports are easily/cheaply upgraded to 100 Mbps FD? I don't see any eth cards for these routers around or on ebay.

I have it hooked up to a Catalyst 1900 and of course it has two FD ethernet ports. I like using it despite its slow speed so I can grasp the CLI even while I surf.

Any thoughts?


  • dtlokeedtlokee Posts: 2,381Member
    There is no method to upgrade the on board 10 mb/s interfaces, but you can install a NM-1FE-TX network module in slot 1 which will give you a single FE interface. You may not need a FE interface depending on what you're trying to do with it, you can trunk on the built in 10mb/s interfaces with the correct IOS, but this only supports 802.1Q not ISL and the 1900 only supports ISL so you're kinda out of luck there.
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  • thefear78thefear78 Posts: 30Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Crappy... but thanks anyways.

    It's running a 12.3(1) IOS so it's still fairly useful for the CCNA.
  • yukkyyukky Posts: 98Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I ended up using my 261x for my Frame Relay switch; they still work great for doing WAN.
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