Upgrading to IOS 12 on a Cisco 2514

Study4CCNAStudy4CCNA Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I just got lucky. A friend gave me a Cisco 2514 router. His employer was cleaning out the data closet and this unit was just gathering dust. Aside from some white paint spots on the top, I fired it up and it works great. I was able to reset the password and I just ordered some transceivers on eBay.

Now, the problem is, this router is running Cisco 11 and as most of you know already, you really need version 12 to learn most of the commands required for the CCNA exam.

I am curious. I have a Cisco 2501 router running version 12.0. I know that Cisco is strict about its software, and I won't do it for the licensing issues, but would the version 12 on the 2501 work on the 2514?

I have posted the sh ver on the 2514 below. It's interesting that it mentions "2500 software." Does this mean that 2500 software will run on all types of 2500 series routers, like the 2501, 2503, 2514, 2520, etc.?

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-I-L), Version 11.2(23), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 06-Jul-00 14:24 by torowe
Image text-base: 0x03023248, data-base: 0x00001000

cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision L) with 14336K/2048K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID 22648220, with hardware revision 00000000
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.
2 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
2 Serial network interface(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)

Comments

  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Study4CCNA wrote: »
    but would the version 12 on the 2501 work on the 2514
    Yes. As long as you have the memory to support the image, it will work.

    Your lab is a lot like Las Vegas (or the docks in Jersey). What you do in your lab stays in your lab. If that image from the 2501 "falls off a truck" and onto a TFTP server and winds up on your 2514.....
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  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    Assuming you have enough flash and RAM to run it then it should work.
  • Study4CCNAStudy4CCNA Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Great! Thanks guys. That was the answer I was hoping to hear.

    And if anyone from Cisco's legal department reads this thread. Don't worry.

    - Study4CCNA
  • blackninjablackninja Posts: 385Member
    mikej412 wrote: »
    Your lab is a lot like Las Vegas (or the docks in Jersey). What you do in your lab stays in your lab. If that image from the 2501 "falls off a truck" and onto a TFTP server and winds up on your 2514.....

    LMAS :) but so true!
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