I got a new router from work (2521)

drew2000drew2000 Posts: 290Member
Does anyone know if this will be useful? I saved it from the trash.

It has 10 serial ports (some are A/S), one AUI port, and one 10bt ethernet port.

I think it might be useful as a frame relay switch, but I have not been able to research it yet.

I think it is kind of an oddball in that is has 10 serial ports.

Andrew

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  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    You sure it isn't a 2522? A 2521 doesn't have 10 serial ports.

    As you correctly guessed, it will be useful as a frame relay switch.
  • drew2000drew2000 Posts: 290Member
    You got it - it is a 2522.

    I'll have to boot it up and get to work this weekend...

    Thanks!

    Drew
  • drew2000drew2000 Posts: 290Member
    Looks like it has an ISDN interface too.

    Here is what the ver is: (IOS is a bit old but will probably work)

    Router>show ver
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-JK8S-L), Version 12.2(1d), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Copyright (c) 1986-2002 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sun 03-Feb-02 18:14 by srani
    Image text-base: 0x0307C2FC, data-base: 0x00001000

    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE
    BOOTFLASH: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFT
    WARE (fc1)

    Router uptime is 3 minutes
    System returned to ROM by power-on
    System image file is "flash:/c2500-jk8s-l.122-1d.bin"

    cisco 2522 (68030) processor (revision N) with 14336K/2048K bytes of memory.
    Processor board ID 15826327, with hardware revision 00000003
    Bridging software.
    X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
    TN3270 Emulation software.
    Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.
    1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    2 Serial network interface(s)
    8 Low-speed serial(sync/async) network interface(s)
    1 ISDN Basic Rate interface(s)
    32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)

    Configuration register is 0x2102
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    SCORE!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • captobviouscaptobvious Posts: 648Member
    drew2000 wrote: »
    Here is what the ver is: (IOS is a bit old but will probably work)
    If you don't want it, send it my way! icon_lol.gif
  • mensmens Posts: 69Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    yea congratz, I bought my 2522 for like 100 bucks and like you said yourself it's great for FR :)
  • drew2000drew2000 Posts: 290Member
    Thanks guys, it missed the trash pile by about 1 hour. I had to have a buddy save it for me.

    Do you see anything particularly special besides the 8 serial ports? I can see using it for frame relay, but if there is anything else special that I should use it for please let me know!

    I haven't had the chance to get to know this router really well yet, since I just got it today.

    Thanks,
    Drew
  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    The special part is that its got lots of serial ports and will work well as a frame relay switch :)
  • drew2000drew2000 Posts: 290Member
    Sweet - just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything else!

    Good thing I need to study Frame Relay this weekend some more....

    Drew
  • nutech444nutech444 Posts: 50Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    you can use this config, just change the dlci numbers to your liking, at least thats what I did.

    Frame Relay Switch Configuration For Cisco Lab
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