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Cisco 2500 Series Routers

Cisco 2517, 2518, and 2519 End-of-Sale,No.686

Product Numbers
Description
CISCO2517

Cisco 2517 Token Ring Router/HUB with 11 Hub Ports/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI

CISCO2518

Cisco 2518 Ethernet Router/HUB with 23 Ports/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI

CISCO2519

Cisco 2519 Token Ring Router/HUB with 23 Ports/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI


End of Sale Announcement

October 31, 1997

The date that the EOS was announced to the field. The product bulletin was posted at this time.

End of Sale

December 31, 1997

After December 31, 1997, Cisco will no longer accept orders for the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519.

Software Maintenance
 

Software maintenance will continue on the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519 for the 11.3 software release.

End of Hardware Maintenance

October 31, 2002

After October 31, 2002, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519.


Product Support Entitlements

Product Substitution

Assistance


Product Bulletin No. 686


Cisco 2517, 2518, and 2519 Product Support Options and Substitute Products

Introduction

This product bulletin covers the support and service options for the discontinued Cisco 2517, 2518 & 2519 router products. The last order date for the Cisco 2517, 2518 & 2519 will be December 31, 1997. This document includes information about which products are affected, availability and maintenance, as well as substitute products. The demand for the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519 has declined significantly over the past year. It no longer makes sense to offer these products. While this document announces End-of-Sale of three specific, low-volume products, the Cisco 2500 Series continues to be the world's best selling router.

Specific Products

Product Numbers
Description
CISCO2517

Cisco 2517 Token Ring Router/HUB with 11 Hub Ports/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI

CISCO2518

Cisco 2518 Ethernet Router/HUB with 23 Ports/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI

CISCO2519

Cisco 2519 Token Ring Router/HUB with 23 Ports/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI


Availability

End of Sale Announcement

October 31, 1997

The date that the EOS was announced to the field. The product bulletin was posted at this time.

End of Sale

December 31, 1997

After December 31, 1997, Cisco will no longer accept orders for the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519.

Software Maintenance
 

Software maintenance will continue on the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519 for the 11.3 software release.

End of Hardware Maintenance

October 31, 2002

After October 31, 2002, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519.


Product Support Entitlements

The CISCO2517, CISCO2518, & CISCO2519 came with a 90-days hardware and software warranty. Cisco will honor these original warranties, providing in-warranty hardware repair or replacement on a return-to-factory basis.

Product Substitution

Cisco does not have a single integrated Router & Token Ring hub solution to replace the CISCO2517 & CISCO2519. A multi-box solution is the only replacement. For the CISCO2518, both a CISCO2516 & a CISCO1516M can be used. See the table below for recommended substitutions:
Substitute Products for the CISCO2517, CISCO2518, and CISCO 2519
Obsolete Products
Substitute Products
Description
CISCO2517

CISCO2504 + Third Party External Token Ring Hub

Cisco 2504 Token Ring/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI Router

CISCO2518

CISCO2516 + CISCO1516M

Cisco 2516 Ethernet Router with 14 UTP Hub Ports/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI + Cisco 1516M 16-port 10Base-T Ethernet SNMP Managed Hub

CISCO2519

CISCO2504 + Third Party External Token Ring Hub

Cisco 2504 Token Ring/Dual Serial/ISDN-BRI Router


Assistance

For specific orderability questions, contact your Customer Service Representative.