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Naming Explanation for Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers FAQ

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Q. How is the name for the Cisco ® 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) put together?
A. The name consists of three parts (refer to Figure 1):
Figure 1. Cisco ISR Naming

1. Prefix

“CISCO” = Standard product ID (PID) prefix

“C” = Shortened prefix identifying slight product variation (that is, fan vs. fan-less, lead vs. lead-free [to comply with Reduction of Hazardous Substance 6 - lead (RoHS6)])

2. Product Number

The second digit of the number section identifies the positioning and performance:

“810” = Machine-to-machine gateways (that is, for ATMs)

“850” = Older Cisco 800 Series ISRs, replaced by Cisco 860 Series ISRs

“860” = Current entry-level Cisco 800 Series ISRs; single WAN interface

“870” = Older Cisco 800 Series ISRs, replaced by Cisco 880 Series ISRs

“880” = Current midrange Cisco 800 Series ISRs; WAN + Wireless WAN backup (Cisco 880G ISR)

“890” = Current high-end Cisco 800 Series ISRs; 2 * WAN (Active/Active or Active/Standby)

The third digit identifies the primary WAN interface:

“8x1” = RJ-45 Ethernet WAN interface

“8x6” = DSL-over-ISDN WAN interface (very-high-bit-rate DSL/asymmetric DSL2 [VDSL/ADSL2] + AnnexB)

“8x7” = Basic telephone service WAN interface (VDSL/ADSL2 + Annex A), which allows splitter

“8x8” = Basic telephone service WAN interface (G.SHDSL), which does not allow splitter

“8x9” = Wireless WAN interface

Exceptions with multiple primary WAN interfaces follow:

“86xVAE” = 1 * Ethernet and one identified by the third number (6 or 7):
both are physically present, but just one can be active at a time

“891” = 1 * Gigabit Ethernet, 1 * Fast Ethernet, and one v.92

“892” = 1 * Gigabit Ethernet, 1 * Fast Ethernet, and one ISDN (not ISDN DSL)

3. Product Capabilities

Security:

“K9” = Security router

“SEC-K9” = Security router with Advanced IP Services

Wireless LAN:

“W-A” = Router with 802.11n Wireless FCC compliance

“W-E” = Router with 802.11n Wireless ETSI compliance

“W-N” = Router with 802.11n Wireless Hong Kong, India, and Australia compliance

“W-P” = Router with 802.11n Wireless Japan compliance

“WD-A” = Router with dual and concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies with FCC compliance

“WD-E” = Router with dual and concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies with ETSI compliance

“WD-N” = Router with dual and concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies with Hong Kong, India, and Australia compliance

“GN” = 802.11g and 802.11n capable

Note: The nomenclature “GN” was inserted at the beginning of Wireless n, therefore newer products do not have it but are still 802.11n capable.

Wireless WAN:

“G” = Router with 3G (older; carrier type was selected at ordering)

“G-S” = Router with 3G for Sprint networks

“G-V” = Router with 3G for Verizon networks

“G-A” = Router with 3G for North America Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks

“G-U” = Router with 3G for universal 3.5G High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) networks

“G-B” = Router with 3G for BSNL networks

“G+7”= Router with 3.7G HSPA+ Release 7 universal networks

“G+7-A” = Router with 3.7G HSPA+ Release 7 AT&T networks

“4G-V” = Router with 4G for Verizon networks

“4G-A” = Router with 4G for North America Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks

“4G-G” = Router with 4G for universal networks (except Canada, Japan, Australia)

“HG” = Hardened router if the G has “H” prepended

DSL:

“V” = Router with VDSL+

“A” = Router with ADSL+

“M” = Router with Annex M support

Voice:

“CUBE”= Router with integrated Cisco Unified Border Element (Cisco UBE) license

“-V” = Router with voice gateway capabilities (newer platforms)

“SRST” = Router with Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) capabilities; older platforms

EFM/ATM:

“E” = Router with Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) support (Exception: VAE; see under “Other”)

“EA” = Router with EFM and ATM support

Other:

“VAE” = Router with multiple WAN interfaces (VDSL+, ADSL+, and Ethernet)

“F” = Router with Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and RJ-45 combination port (on just the first Cisco 890 platforms; newer Cisco 890 platforms have it as well, without the “F” in the name)

“FSP” = Router with “F” (as above) plus higher performance, positioned for Service Providers

The Product Capabilities are aligned in the following order:

[Hardened] [Primary Interface attributes] [WWAN] [WLAN] - [WWAN attributes] - [WLAN attributes] - [k9]