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Cisco 1600 Series Routers

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement

Product Bulletin No. 1865


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement


 of Cisco 1600-R Series Routers


This Product Bulletin serves as the formal notification of the End of Sales (EoS), End of Engineering, and End of Life (EoL) for the Cisco 1601-R, Cisco 1602-R, Cisco 1603-R, Cisco 1604-R, and Cisco 1605-R routers. The replacement products are the Cisco 1700 series routers that offer modular design, higher performance, and additional services including 3DES VPN, firewall, voice, and DSL broadband. For data and security services, the Cisco 1721 with optional WAN interface cards is a direct substitute for the Cisco 1600-R routers. For voice solutions, the Cisco 1751 and 1760 support data and voice integration with analog and digital voice support. The Cisco 1760 also offers 19-inch rack-mount access solutions. For additional flexibility and higher performance, the Cisco 2600XM router platform can also be considered as replacement products.

The Cisco 1600 Series router family has been a tremendously successful platform for branch office solutions. As more customers deploy networked-based and Internet applications, they require a routing platform with higher performance and advanced services support for voice, broadband DSL, 3DES VPN with hardware encryption, firewall and Intrusion Detection. The Cisco 1700 Series delivers the solutions to meet these needs. As a result, customers have steadily migrated to the Cisco 1700 Series Routers. Customers who are ordering the Cisco 1600 routers are advised to transition to the Cisco 1700 Series Routers (see Table 1 for Cisco 1600-R and Cisco 1700 feature comparisons). Table 2 lists Cisco 1600-R SKUs affected by the End-of-Sale announcement. Key dates for EOS/EOL are detailed in Table 3. The replacement products are detailed in Table 4.

The Cisco 1700 Series Overview and Technology Migration interactive tool is available at:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/smbiz/flash/1700/

For more information on the Cisco 1700 series routers, please visit the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/1700

The following URL provides the Cisco 1600 to 1700 Series Migration Guide (internal/partner/reseller log-in required)
http://www.cisco.com/cpropart/salestools/cc/pd/rt/1600/sales/csst_st.pdf

Table 1   Cisco 1600-R Series and Cisco 1700 Series Products Comparison (X' depicts feature is supported).

Features Cisco 1600-R Cisco 1721 Cisco 1751 Cisco 1760
Modular Slots

1

2

3

4

Performance increase over Cisco 1600

3x

3x

4x

Default memory (Flash/DRAM)

4/8 MB

16/32 MB

16/32 MB

16/32 MB

Max. Memory (Flash/DRAM)

16/24 MB

16/96 MB

16/96 MB

64/96 MB

10/100 Fast Ethernet

X

X

X

ISDN

X

X

X

X

Frame Relay

X

X

X

X

Leased line

X

X

X

X

Stateful inspection firewall

X

X

X

X

VLAN (IEEE 802.1Q)

X

X

X

DSL broadband

X

X

X

Dual BRI

X

X

X

IPSec 3DES

X

X

X

Hardware assist wire speed VPN

X

X

X

Cisco Easy VPN remote/server

X

X

X

Integrated analog modem

X

X

X

Auxiliary port (115.2 kbps Async)

X

X

X

T1/E1 multiflex VWICs

X

X

X

Packetized voice (VoIP, VoFR)

X

X

Maximum number of analog voice ports

6

8

Maximum number of digital voice ports

30

30

19-inch rack-mount chassis

X

Cisco 1600-R Series End-of-Sales/End-of-Life (EOS/EOL) Information

Table 2   EOS/EOL Products Part Number

Product Number Description
CISCO1601-R

Ethernet/Serial Modular Router, 4M Flash/8M DRAM  

CISCO1602-R

Ethernet/Serial Modular Router w/56k DSU 4-wire, 4M FL/8M DR 

CISCO1603-R

Ethernet/ISDN-BRI Modular Router, 4M Flash/8M DRAM 

CISCO1604-R

Ethernet/ISDN-BRI w/NT1, 4M Flash/8M DRAM 

CISCO1605-R

Dual Ethernet/WAN slot Modular Router, 4M Flash/8M DRAM 

WIC-1B-S/T-LL

1-port ISDN Leased Line WAN Card for Cisco 1603/1604

WIC-1B-S/T-LL=

1-port ISDN Leased Line WAN Card for Cisco 1603/1604 Spare

MEM1600R-8U10D 

8MB to 10MB DRAM Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600R-8U12D 

8MB to 12MB DRAM Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600R-8U16D 

8MB to 16MB DRAM Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600R-8U24D 

8MB to 24MB DRAM Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600 R 

MEM1600R-4FC 

4 MB Flash Card for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600R-4U6FC 

4MB to 6MB Flash Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600R-4U8FC 

4MB to 8MB Flash Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600R-4U12FC 

4MB to 12MB Flash Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600R-4U16FC 

4MB to 16MB Flash Factory Upgrade for Cisco 1600-R 

MEM1600-2D= 

Cisco 1600 2MB DRAM SIMM 

Table 3   Key EOS/EOL Dates for Cisco 1600-R Series

Milestone Dates Description
End-of-sales announcement

August 19, 2002

Cisco 1600-R Series End-of-Sales announced

End-of-sales date February 28, 2003 Last day to place orders
Last ship date

May 31, 2003

Last day products shipped from manufacturing

Last date for hardware support

February 28, 2005

Cisco will no longer make changes in the hardware

Last date for software support

February 28, 2006

Cisco will no longer make changes in the software

End of service contract renewal

February 28, 2007

Contracts for the product can be renewed before February 28, 2007, and the renewal price will be prorated, accordingly.

Last date for service support

February 28, 2008

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, RMA are not accepted and the product becomes obsolete.

Table 4   Product Substitution

EoS Product Replacement Product

Cisco 1601-R

Cisco 1721+WIC-1T or Cisco 1760+ WIC-1T for voice

Cisco 1602-R

Cisco 1721+WIC-1DSU-56k or Cisco 1760+ WIC-1DSU-56kfor voice

Cisco 1603-R

Cisco 1721+WIC-1B-S/T or Cisco 1760+ WIC-1B-S/T for voice

Cisco 1604-R

Cisco 1721+WIC-1B-U or Cisco 1760+ WIC-1B-U for voice

Cisco 1605-R

Cisco 1721+WIC-1ENET or Cisco 1760+ WIC-1ENET for voice

Support Programs

End-of-Sales (EoS) refers to the time when products are no longer available for new purchases; it does not apply to the service and support programs for those products. Cisco will continue to support the listed products through its SMARTnet and comprehensive maintenance programs. Customers with either of these service contracts are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Technical Assistance Center, and advanced replacement of hardware for repairs. Comprehensive maintenance customers also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements rather than full-service coverage. Cisco is committed to providing software support for a minimum of two years and providing technical support for a period of five years after the EoS date.

Software Support

The Cisco 1600-R Series is supported in Cisco IOS Software releases through the end of Cisco IOS 12.2T and Cisco IOS 12.3 Mainline.