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Cisco 800 Series Routers

Field Notice: FN - 17156 - Cisco 801 - 804 Shipped With 4MB of Flash Memory Instead of the Default 8MB of Flash Memory


Updated March 01, 2006
January 18, 2002



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Products Affected

  • Cisco 801
  • Cisco 802
  • Cisco 803
  • Cisco 804

Problem Description

Cisco 801-804 orders between November 21, 2001, and December 17, 2001, not configured with flash memory upgrades, were shipped from manufacturing with 4MB of flash memory instead of the default 8MB of flash memory.

Background

The problem was detected in manufacturing.

Problem Symptoms

The router will show 4MB flash upon boot up and when the show version command is issued.

Workaround/Solution

If the router was purchased between November 21, 2001, and December 17, 2001, the serial number will have a week value of 47-51:

JMX0547[XXXX] - JMX0551[XXXX] or JAC0547[XXXX] - JAC0551[XXXX]

JMX or JAC Manufacturing supplier
05 Year 2001
47 The week of the year
XXXX Serial number

Observe the boot sequence of the router to determine if it has only 4MB of Flash Memory. If you have verified the above, submit an RMA for either the Flash memory (if the customer agrees to install it) or the respected router (if the customer doesn't feel qualified to install the Flash Memory).

Documentation for upgrading the flash can be found in the document entitled Upgrading Memory in the Cisco 800 Series Routers.

For More Information

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