Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Linksys 8-Channel Downstream Channel Bonding Cable Modem. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 22, 2009. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
The Linksys 8-Channel Downstream Channel Bonding Cable Modem is supported only by the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3 BC. It is not supported by the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 SCB.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Linksys 8-Channel Downstream Channel Bonding Cable Modem
End-of-Life Announcement Date
The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
January 21, 2009
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 22, 2009
Last Ship Date:
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
October 20, 2009
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.
July 22, 2010
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
July 22, 2010
End of New Service Attachment Date:
For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.
July 22, 2010
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
October 17, 2013
Last Date of Support:
The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
July 21, 2014
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement