Sorry for having to ask this here but Cisco's convoluted web site is proving less than helpful.
My question is, if you DON'T have SmartNet on your equipment, is there a way to get IOS updates? I'm assuming if you don't have coverage for say, a 3750G switch, and you logon to your Cisco site, you're not going to be able to download the software. Is there a way to pay separately just for IOS upgrades? And note, I'm not talking about upgrading to different feature-sets. I'm just talking abou x.x updates to the current software you're running. Can you simply buy the software on the side, and is it cost-effective? And how is it licensed?
Any insight would be appreciated, thanks.