I am studying for my CCNA Exam and I have a Cisco 2501 router with 1 MB of memory and IOS version 9. I would like to know if it is possible to copy the IOS version 10.3 from another router onto my router? My router is an Ethernet router while the other one with IOS version 10.3 is Token Ring.
According to my friend, colleague and co-author, James Michael Stewart - who took 640-607 two weeks after it was released - the IOS versions are protocol and networking technology specific, so moving the IOS from an Ethernet router to a Token Ring router is only possible if that IOS version supports both.
Moving IOS from one router to another is possible (by using TFTP or duplicating the flash memory cards), but you...
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
should purchase a separate IOS license from Cisco. You should already have an IOS for the router, it was included as part of the purchase. For more details on this, see the IOS documentation on the Cisco Web site. HTH, --Ed--
Dig Deeper on The OSI Model
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel
A network engineer job description will vary. Primarily, it depends on whether the job focuses on engineering a new network or on running a network ...continue reading
System administrator responsibilities are, fundamentally, about the care and feeding of systems but cover a broad range of possibilities when looking...continue reading
Get the inside scoop on a network manager's job description, workload and responsibilities which keep an organization's network infrastructure ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.