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Release Notes for Cisco 860VAE -W S eries Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Routers using Firmware Release A2pv6F039f1



System Requirements

Memory and IOS Software Requirements

Determining the Firmware Version

Upgrading to a New Firmware Release

Supported Features

New and Changed Information

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Other Firmware Code

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Release Notes for Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Routers using Firmware Release A2pv6F039f1

First Published: May, 2014

Release: Cisco IOS Release 15.3(3)M



These release notes describe new enhancements and fixed caveats for the Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL routers using firmware release A2pv6F039f1.

These release notes are updated as needed.

System Requirements

Memory and IOS Software Requirements

Table 1 lists the supported Cisco 860VAE Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL routers and also the memory and IOS requirements while using firmware release A2pv6F039f1.

Table 1 Supported Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL and Memory Requirements

Flash (MB)
IOS version







15.3(3) M or later

Determining the Firmware Version

To determine the version of firmware currently running on your Cisco 860VAE-W series router, issue the following IOS command and look for the output entries shown in bold in this example:

C867VAE-W-A-K9# show controller vdsl 0
Controller VDSL 0 is DOWN
Daemon Status: Establishing Link
Chip Vendor ID: 'BDCM' 'TSTC'
Chip Vendor Specific: 0x0000 0x0510
Chip Vendor Country: 0xB500 0xB5000
Modem Vendor ID: 'CSCO' 'TSTC'
Modem Vendor Specific: 0x4602 0x0510
Modem Vendor Country: 0xB500 0xB500
Serial Number Near: GMK172100F2 C867VAE 15.3(3)
Serial Number Far:
Modem Version Near: 15.3(3)
Modem Version Far:
Modem Status: Idle
DSL Config Mode: AUTO
Trained Mode:
Selftest Result: 0x00
DELT configuration: disabled
DELT state: not running
Trellis: ON ON
Full inits: 1
Failed full inits: 90
Short inits: 36
Failed short inits: 1364
Firmware Source File Name (version)
VDSL user config flash:VAEW_A_39f1_B_39d_24g1_IOP.SSA.bin (0)
Modem FW Version: 23i
Modem PHY Version: A2pv6C035j.d23i
Training Log : Stopped
Training Log Filename :lash:vdsllog.bin

Upgrading to a New Firmware Release

Perform the following steps to upgrade to a new firmware release:

1. Download the new firmware from Software Center at

Choose Products -> Routers -> Branch Routers -> Cisco 800 Series Routers -> Cisco 866VAE-W Integrated Services Router (or Cisco 867 VAE-W Integrated Services Router) -> Very High Bitrate DSL (VDSL) Firmware > VAEW_A_39f1_B_39d_24g1.SSA.bin

2. Copy the VAEW_A_39f1_B_39d_24g1.SSA.bin firmware to a designated location; for example, router flash or a TFTP server.

3. Configure the router to load the new firmware from a designated location.

Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)# controller vdsl 0
Router(config-controller)# firmware filename ?
archive: Download fw file name
cns: Download fw file name
flash: Download fw file name
ftp: Download fw file name
http: Download fw file name
https: Download fw file name
null: Download fw file name
nvram: Download fw file name
rcp: Download fw file name
scp: Download fw file name
system: Download fw file name
tar: Download fw file name
tftp: Download fw file name
tmpsys: Download fw file name
xmodem: Download fw file name
ymodem: Download fw file name
Router(config-controller)# firmware filename flash:

Note Controller VDSL 0 should not be turned off.

4. Enter the copy running-config startup-config command to save your configuration.

5. Enter the reload command to restart the router.

Supported Features

This section contains information about various features supported by firmware release A2pv6F039f1

  • G.993.2 (VDSL2) protocol.

Packet transfer mode (PTM) and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM).

Annex A and Annex B band plans

Profiles supported: 8a/b/c/d, 12a/b, 17a and 30a (BCM6306 required)

Upstream 0 (US0)

Diagnostics mode/dual-ended line testing (DELT)

Bit swap, Seamless Rate Adaptation (SRA), and SOS or robust overhead channel (ROC)

Far end cross talk (FEXT) Equalized upstream power back-off (UPBO)

Dying Gasp

Impulse noise monitoring (INM)

PhyR and G.INP (framing Type 1)


G.vector and G.vector friendly mode (G.993.2 Annex Y)

Virtual noise

Alternate electrical length measurement

  • ADSL protocols

G.992.5 (ADSL2+), G.992.3 (ADSL2), G.992.2 (G.LITE), G.992.1 (G.DMT)

ANSI T1.413

ATM/PTM mode

Annex A/L/M

L2 power management

Diagnostics mode/DELT

Bit swap and SRA


  • PhyR and G.INP (Framing Type 1)
  • Virtual Noise

New and Changed Information

This section contains changes introduced with firmware release A2pv6F039f1.

  • Implemented Annex M hardware support using LD 6303 with AFE M.12.3.30 and M.12.3.20.
  • Fixed no connection against GSPN central office (CO) in G.Lite mode.
  • Improved G.992.[3/5] US rates against Calix C7 combo24/ADSL2-24 with Calix R8 code.
  • Fixed G.992.5 training and stability issue against STGR-ELIM-AP and SAMSUNG_ACMP Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers (DSLAMs) with GSPN central office (CO) device.
  • Introduced support for additional mapping of general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins for line driver control. The nonstandard GPIO mapping for 6303 LD requires new A24x024m xDSL driver.
  • Fixed US signal glitch in G.993.2 training.

Known Issues and Limitations

  • ANSI T1.413 is not supported with AFE A.12.40
  • G.INP supports DTU framing type 1 only

Related Documentation

Platform-Specific Documents

For more information about the supported platforms, see the following documentations:

Other Firmware Code

For information on the firmware used prior to this release, see Release Notes for Cisco 860VAE Series

Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Router using Firmware Release ABpv6C035j.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: .

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section.