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Lab Gear * Routers * 800 (older)

800 Series Routers

Overview

Cisco has introduced many routers whose product numbers sit inside the 800 series range. Cisco would occasionally add new router models, and move others to End-of-Sale (EOS) status. So, it's a little harder to look at this model series and figure out which are the older (and possibly cheaper used) models, and which are newer.
 
The earlier models were mainly intended for smaller Enterprise branch offices and Small Office Home Office (SOHO) use. The earlier models typically did not support serial WICs, instead using DSL or cable for the wireless uplinks.
 
This document focuses on three models popular in the used market: 837, 857, and 877.    
 
Popularly sold as new in years:
TBD (guess: 1997 – 2005)
End-of-Sale (EOS) years:
2006 – present
EOS for 837:
2006
Most Recent mainline IOS supported
12.4
Most recent T-train IOS supported
12.4T
Max Flash (onboard)
80M
Max RAM
24M
 

 

Supported Feature Sets Referenced by Other Pages on this Site

  1. IP/FW 3DES
  2. IP/FW/Plus 3DES

Hardware

Popular models for certification labs:
 
Device Built-in sync serial Built-in ADSL Other options LAN
805
1 (SS)
 
None
1 10BaseT
837
None
1
None
4-port 10/100 BaseT switch
857
None
1 (RJ-11)
WLAN
4-port 10/100 BaseT switch
877
None
1 (RJ-11)
WLAN
4-port 10/100 BaseT managed switch
 

Cables and other Notes

The 877 “managed” switch can be configured with different VLANs on the switch ports, and I think can be configured with SVIs (for routing between VLANs). The 857 switch cannot assign separate VLANs, or do the SVIs, according to http://cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps380/ps6200/prod_qas0900aecd8028a982.html.
 

Links

Known items that need research or verification

  • Whether 837 switch can be configured with different ports in different VLANs
  • Whether SVIs (VLAN interfaces) can be configured for these switch ports. (See here for blog posted who’s done it on 877: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/27137 )
  • 802.1Q trunking support on switch ports – which models
  • Cisco Feature Navigator claims that IPS is supported on 837; needs to be verified.
 

Change History

Feb 23, 2010: Version 1.0

 

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