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No IOS on 1700 in rommon mode, want to put new IOS but XMODEM transfer takes too lond and keeps failing

rigger80 asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
A 1721 router has lost it IOS and gone into Rommon mode, there is nothing in the flash memory, I need to put a new IOS on it however according to Cisco tftp is not an option in Rommon mode as the fastethernet port is unavailable.


I tried via XMODEM, however, it constantly fails after about 10 minutes and is very slow.

Any other ideas?
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