Cisco 2522 doesn't do static routers ?
Posted on 2000-04-27
I recently got a CISCO 2522 10 port router. I thought I'd quickly use this to replace a stack of 2501 2 port routers. Everything configures fine until you get to setting up static routes. This router just simply doesn't have the command
ip route !!!
So I thought, well, maybe this is an IOS software set that I haven't seen before, but here is what the router says its got :
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWA
Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly
Image text-base: 0x01010000, data-base: 0x00001000
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE
inx-jhb1 uptime is 28 minutes
System restarted by reload
Running default software
cisco CPA2522 (68030) processor (revision N) with 2048K/2048K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID 17708247, with hardware revision 00000003
X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.
Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.0.
Authorized for CiscoPro software set only.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.
2 Serial network interfaces.
8 Low-speed serial(sync/async) network interfaces.
1 ISDN Basic Rate interface.
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)
Configuration register is 0x1
So, it seems to be IOS 11.0(10c). I quickly looked up the command reference on this IOS and there it is :
ip route A.B.C.D N.N.N.N A.B.C.D
Here is what my router reckons it can do under the global ip configuration commands :
It says something about software authorised for CiscoPro software set only. It says so just after identifying the ISDN BRI interface, so is this message applicable to only the IDSN interface or to the entire software image?. Also, what is CiscoPro then - a watered down Cisco ? It certainly looks as if this router has a stripped down instruction set. But really, static routes are basic - can it be that CISCO has an IOS version that cannot do static routing? Certainly one can hardly call a device a router if it cannot route !
Ok, so what am I asking? First of all, maybe I have missed how to set up static routes on this router. To set up static routes on our other Cisco's I just use the global configuration command ip route. That does not work with this IOS. Have I missed something?
Secondly, let's assume that it has a sliced down instruction set. Obviously I'll be calling the vendor tomorrow and bitching like mad, but they are technically useless. So which IOS should I ask for? Even though the router claims it has IOS 11.0(10c) and the IOS 11.0 reference set claims it has the command I need, it just simply doesn't. (incidentally, it also doesn't have ip routing!!!). I really only want basic classless IP routing, SNMP and access lists for IP and port filtering. I don't want OSPF, EGRP or BGP (at least not now). I also don't need NAT or other fancies. Obviously I don't know how to see if I've got 11.0 that can route or 11.0 that can't route, so what should I be asking for ?