>I just purchased some 16 MB simms for my Cisco 2501's and all looks pretty
>good except one registers with 16348 of mem and the other only 14345 or
>something to that effect. So one sees the full 16 MB upgrade but the other
>only 14 Mb. Any suggestions? Is this something I should worry about? Only
>for home use, study.
25xx routers reserve a portion of memory for I/O buffers and report the
two memory allocations separately as 16348/2084 or 14345/2039. In the
former case, you have an older 2501 with an additional 2MB of RAM on the
mainboard (when the 25xx first came out, 2M of RAM was more than
sufficient to support the IOS!).
As part of your home study, learn to search CCO and find a full
explanation of all the entries in a "show version."
Good luck and have fun!
Vincent C Jones, Consultant Expert advice and a helping hand
Networking Unlimited, Inc. for those who want to manage and
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