1900 switch without command line !

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Picked up an older 1900 switch , surprised to see it lacked command line
IOS; found only menu based setup; how do I tell if a 1900 on Ebay will have
IOS ?



Re: 1900 switch without command line !
Hi Barret,

You may wish to investigate Cisco Switches Documentation:

http://www.bradreese.com/cisco-technical.htm#SWITCHES

Sincerely,

Brad Reese
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Re: 1900 switch without command line !
Brad:

  I've looked at their docs - till my eyes watered - they don't seem to
write to questions in this way -
I still have no idea if my switch can support IOS , or at what point the
switches do  - the 3000 series ? higher ?
If you have any general idea as to this please write back.


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Re: 1900 switch without command line !
Hi Barret,

You need Cisco Catalyst 1900 Series Enterprise Edition Software:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps574/products_command_reference_book09186a008007d231.html

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If purchased off eBay:

http://www.bradreese.com/ebay-cisco-repair.htm

You will to Cisco Software Relicensing Part Number:

LLC1900EN
Catalyst 1900 Series Family Enterprise Edition Software

http://www.bradreese.com/cisco-embedded-software-licenses.htm

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Distribution Part Numbers and Ordering Information

Catalyst 1900 Switch Family (Standard)

WS-C1912-A
12-port 10bT, 2-port 100bTX (Enterprise Upgradeable)

WS-C1924F-A
24-port 10bT, 2-port 100bFX

WS-C1912C-A
12-port 10bT, 1-port 100bTX, 1-port 100bFX (Enterprise Upgradeable)

WS-C1924-A
24-port 10bT, 2-port 100bTX- Enterprise Upgradeable

WS-C1924C-A
24-port 10bT, 1-port 100bTX, 1-port 100bFX (Enterprise Upgradeable)

Factory Refurbished, Fully Licensed and SMARTnet Eligible:

http://www.bradreese.com/cisco-inventory-search.htm

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Catalyst 1900 Switch Family (Enterprise)

WS-C1912-EN
12-port 10bT + 2-port 100bTX (ISL, CGMP, RMON)

WS-C1912C-EN
12-port 10bT + 1-port 100bTX + 1-port 100bFX (ISL, CGMP, RMON)

WS-C1924-EN
24-port 10bT + 2-port 100bTX (ISL, CGMP, RMON)

WS-C1924C-EN
24-port 10bT + 1-port 100bTX + 1-port 100bFX (ISL, CGMP, RMON)

WS-C1924F-EN
24-port 10bT + 2-port 100bFX

Factory Refurbished, Fully Licensed and SMARTnet Eligible:

http://www.bradreese.com/cisco-inventory-search.htm

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Cisco Catalyst 1900 Series

Page 93

http://www.bradreese.com/reference-guide-august-1999.pdf

Found on Cisco Product Quick Reference Guides, CPQRGs:

http://www.bradreese.com/refurbished-cisco-product-guide.htm

Hope this helps.

Brad Reese
Cisco eBay Repair Service
http://www.bradreese.com/ebay-cisco-repair.htm


Re: 1900 switch without command line !
1900 switches come in two versions, the serial number will be -A or -E.
 The -E ones are the only ones with a command line interface.  If you
look on ebay, they sell for more then the -A ones.


Re: 1900 switch without command line !
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The "A" and "E" in the serial number is new to me.

The highest I saw the IOS for the 1900 series was 9.0 and it came as either
standard or enterprise edition.  Standard is menu based and has limited VLAN
capability.  Enterprise allows the full set of capabilities but has
different commands than what you are used to on the 2900 and above IOS
switches.

If you buy a 1900, use it as a piece of your lab, but I recommend a 2900
such as a 2924XL but one that can do at least one or two trunk ports.  You
won't get very far with a 1900 anymore and they aren't used in the market.
Buy a researched 2900 for $100 or less.  A 3500 would be sweet with a 3550
(multilayer) being the hottest for a small lab.  I went a different route
and did a 5500 for $250.

<=- Overlord -=>
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