Cisco 2500 Series Access Routers Servers

The Cisco 2500 series of routers is the world's most popular brand of branch office router, providing a variety of models designed for branch office and remote site environments.

Cisco 2500 Series Key Features

Cisco 2500 series key features include the following:

• Full suite of Cisco IOS software

• ClickStart software, providing installation in minutes using any Web browser from any desktop platform

• CiscoWorks Windows software, allowing remote management and maintenance from a central location

• Flash and DRAM memory upgrade capability for easy software image maintenance

• A range of connectivity options, from standard LAN/WAN connectivity to models that can maximize networking budget value by combining functionalities such as integrated hub or asynchronous line support in a single package

• ConfigMaker, Windows 95 and NT 4.0 ease-of-use tool for simplified configuration

Cisco 2500 Series Single LAN Routers Product Family

• The Cisco 2500 series of single-LAN access routers combines LAN routing capability with either two fixed synchronous serial ports or user-configurable WAN options. Table E-7 lists the products in this family.

Table E-7 Cisco 25QQ Series Single-LAN Routers Product Family

LAN Connections

WAN Connections

ISDN Port

Cisco 2501

1 Ethernet

2 Sync Serial

0

Cisco 2502

1 Token Ring

2 Sync Serial

0

Cisco 2503

1 Ethernet

2 Sync Serial

1

Cisco 2504

1 Token Ring

2 Sync Serial

1

Cisco 2524

1 Ethernet

User-configurable

User-configurable

Cisco 2525

1 Token Ring

User-confi gurable

User-configurable

Note: All Cisco 2500 series routers have an AUX port that supports async communications through 38.4 Kbps.

Note: All Cisco 2500 series routers have an AUX port that supports async communications through 38.4 Kbps.

Cisco 2500 Series Dual-LAN Routers Product Family

The Cisco 2500 series of dual-LAN access routers combines LAN routing capability with two synchronous WAN options. With a dual-LAN architecture, these routers are ideal to serve as firewalls. Table E-8 lists the products in this family.

Table E-8 Cisco 2500 Series Dual-LAN Routers Product Family

LAN Connections

WAN Connections

ISDN Port

Cisco 2513

1 Ethernet 1 Token Ring

2 Sync Serial

G

Cisco 2514

2 Ethernet

2 Sync Serial

G

Cisco 2515

2 Token Ring

2 Sync Serial

G

Cisco 2500 Series High-Density Serial Routers Product Family

The Cisco 2500 series high-density serial access routers are optimized to provide maximum performance for high-speed WAN connections and low-speed serial connections. Table E-9 lists the products in this family.

Table E-9 Cisco 2500 Series High-Density Serial Routers Product Family

LAN Connection

Connections

Serial Lines

ISDN Port

Cisco 2520

1 Ethernet

2 high-speed serial

2 low-speed sync/ async

1

Cisco 2521

1 Token Ring

2 high-speed serial

2 low-speed sync/ async

1

Table E-9 Cisco 2500 Series High-Density Serial Routers Product Family (Continued)

LAN Connection

Connections

Serial Lines

ISDN Port

Cisco 2522

1 Ethernet

2 high-speed serial

8 low-speed sync/ async

1

Cisco 2523

1 Token Ring

2 high-speed serial

8 low-speed sync/ async

1

Cisco 2500 Series Access Routers/Hubs Product Family

Cisco 2500 series access routers/hubs integrate routing and wiring hub operations in a single device, providing remote offices with both LAN and internetwork connectivity. Table E-10 lists the products in this family.

Table E-10 Cisco 2500 Series Access Routers/Hubs Product Family

Connection

Connections

ISDN Port

Hub Ports

Cisco 2505

1 Ethernet

2 Sync serial

0

8

Cisco 2507

1 Ethernet

2 Sync serial

0

16

Cisco 2516

1 Ethernet

2 Sync serial

1

14

Cisco 2500 Series Access Servers Product Family

The Cisco 2500 access server series is a low-cost entry into the access server marketplace. These products give users the capability to connect asynchronous devices, such as modems, terminals, router consoles, ISDN terminal adapters, and so on, into a routed network. These products also enable users to backhaul routed traffic through T1/E1 lines. Table E-11 lists the products in this family.

Table E-11 Cisco 2500 Series Access Servers Product Family

LAN Connection

Connections

Asynchronous Lines

Cisco 2509

1 Ethernet

2 Sync serial

8

Cisco 2511

1 Ethernet

2 Sync serial

16

AS2509-RJ

1 Ethernet

1 Sync serial

8

AS2511-RJ

1 Ethernet

1 Sync serial

16

Cisco 2500 Series Customers

This section breaks down the 2500 series by customer needs. Cisco 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504

These are best when a customer needs the following:

• Multiprotocol routing between WAN and LANs

• A single Ethernet LAN and dual serial ports (Cisco 2501, 2503)

• A single Token Ring LAN and dual serial ports (Cisco 2502, 2504)

• An ISDN BRI interface (Cisco 2503, 2504)

Cisco 2513, 2514, 2515

These are best when a customer needs the following:

• Dual-LAN configuration for network segmentation or security (physical firewall)

• A single Ethernet port, a single Token Ring port, and dual serial ports (Cisco 2513)

• Dual Ethernet ports and dual serial ports (Cisco 2514)

• Dual Token Ring and dual serial ports (Cisco 2515)

Cisco 2505, 2507, 2516

These are best when a customer needs the following:

• Multiprotocol routing with integrated 10BaseT hubs and dual serial ports

• An ISDN BRI interface (Cisco 2516)

Cisco 2509, 2511, AS2509-RJ, AS2511-RJ

These are best when a customer needs the following:

• An access server combining a terminal server, a protocol translator, and a router in a single device

• A single Ethernet LAN and dual serial ports

• Eight or 16 asynchronous ports

• External cable assembly (Cisco 2509, 2511)

• RJ11 jacks integrated in unit (AS2509-RJ, AS2511-RJ)

Cisco 2520, 2521, 2522, 2523

These are best when a customer needs the following:

• WAN aggregation routers that can be used as communication servers

• A single Ethernet LAN, ISDN BRI, and dual sync/multiple sync/async serial ports (Cisco 2520, 2522)

• A single Token Ring LAN, ISDN BRI, and dual sync/multiple sync/async serial ports (Cisco 2521, 2523)

• High-density asynchronous ports (Cisco 2522, 2523) Cisco 2524, 2525

These are best when a customer needs modular WAN connectivity for flexibility to support Switched 56, Fractional T1/T1, sync serial, and ISDN

Software Feature Packs

These are best when a customer needs the following:

• IP, IPX, AppleTalk (AT), and DEC routing for the desktop (IP/IPX/AT/DEC Feature Pack)

• The broadest set of routing features (Enterprise Feature Pack)

• RAS, NAT, RMON, and IBM features (Plus Feature Pack)

• 40- or 56-bit DES network-layer encryption (Encryption Feature Pack)

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