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Document ID: 9318

Updated: Mar 06, 2008

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Introduction

WAN controllers are used to connect wide area networks with the help of different media. This document lists the WAN controllers that you can use with Cisco 7000, 7010, 720x, 75xx, and 3600 series routers. Each controller that this document lists has a link to related information.

Prerequisites

Requirements

There are no specific requirements for this document.

Components Used

This document is not restricted to specific software and hardware versions.

Conventions

Refer to Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more information on document conventions.

Available Controllers

Cisco 7000 Series:

These WAN controllers are available for Cisco 7000 series routers:

Fast Serial Interface Processor (FSIP)

Refer to Fast Serial Interface Processor (FSIP) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to FSIP. Also refer to Cisco 7000 Hardware Installation and Maintenance for more specific information on FSIP including:

  • FSIP and FSIP DCE configurations

  • FSIP serial connection equipment and connections

  • FSIP LEDs

  • Serial adapter cable pinouts

E1-G.703/G.704 Port Adapter

Refer to FSIP and SSIP, E1-G.703/G.704 Port Adapter Interface Installation and Configuration for an introduction to E1-G.703/G.704 port adapter. Refer to Cisco 7000 Hardware Installation and Maintenance to view a product overview, and information on E1-G.703/G.704 cables.

HSSI Interface Processor (HIP)

Refer to High-Speed Serial Interface (HSSI) Interface Processor (HIP) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to HIP. Also refer to Cisco 7000 Hardware Installation and Maintenance to view more specific information on HIP, including:

  • HSSI connections and connection equipment

  • HSSI connector signals

  • Installing HSSI cables

  • HIP LEDs

MultiChannel Interface Processor (MIP)

Refer to MultiChannel Interface Processor (MIP) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to MIP. Also refer to Cisco 7000 Hardware Installation and Maintenance to view more specific information on MIP, including:

  • MIP Installation and Configuration

  • MultiChannel Connections

  • MIP Interface Cable Pinouts

  • MIP LEDs

Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP)

Refer to Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to CT3IP.

Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP-50)

Refer to Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP-50) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to CT3IP-50.

PA-2CE1 Channelized E1 Port Adapter

Refer to PA-2CE1 Channelized E1 Port Adapter for more information on PA-2CE1 channelized E1 port adapters, including:

  • Installation guidelines

  • Advice on configuring the PA-2CE1

PA-MC-2T3+ Multi-Channel Port Adapter

Refer to PA-MC-2T3+ Multichannel T3 Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-MC-2T3+ multi-channel port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters the PA-MC-2T3+

  • Configuration of channelized and unchannelized mode for the PA-MC-2T3+

Cisco 7010 Series:

These WAN controllers are available for Cisco 7010 series routers:

Fast Serial Interface Processor (FSIP)

Refer to Fast Serial Interface Processor (FSIP) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to FSIP. Also refer to Cisco 7010 Hardware Installation and Maintenance to view more specific information on FSIP, including:

  • FSIP and serial configurations

  • FSIP LEDs

  • Serial adapter cable pinouts

FSIP and SSIP, E1-G.703/G.704 Port Adapter

Refer to FSIP and SSIP, E1-G.703/G.704 Port Adapter Interface Installation and Configuration for an introduction to FSIP and SSIP.

HSSI Interface Processor (HIP)

Refer to one of these links for information on HIP:

MultiChannel Interface Processor (MIP)

Refer to MultiChannel Interface Processor (MIP) Installation and Configuration For an introduction to MIP. Also refer to Cisco 7010 Hardware Installation and Maintenance to view more specific information on MIP, including:

  • MIP configurations

  • Multichannel connections

  • MIP interface cable pinouts

  • MIP LEDs

Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP)

Refer to Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to CT3IP.

Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP-50)

Refer to Channelized T3 Interface Processor (CT3IP-50) Installation and Configuration for an introduction to CT3IP-50.

PA-MC-2T3+ Multi-Channel Port Adapter

Refer to PA-MC-2T3+ Multichannel T3 Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-MC-2T3+ multi-channel port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Configuration of unchannelized and channelized mode for the PA-MC-2T3+

Cisco 7202 Series:

These WAN controllers are available for Cisco 7202 series routers:

PA-H HSSI Port Adapter

Click PA-H HSSI Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-H HSSI port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters and connection of PA-H interface cables

  • Configuration of the PA-H

PA-2H Dual-Port HSSI Port Adapter

Refer to PA-2H Dual-Port HSSI Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-2H dual-port HSSI port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters and connection of PA-2H interface cables

  • Configuration of the PA-2H

PA-T3 Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-T3 Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-T3 serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Configuration of the PA-T3

PA-T3+ Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-T3+ Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-T3+ serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Connection of a serial cable

  • Configuration of the PA-T3+

PA-MC-T3 Multi-Channel T3 Port Adapter

Refer to Channelized T3 Dual-Wide Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-MC-T3 multi-channel T3 port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Connection of PA-MC-T3 cables

  • Configuration of the PA-MC-T3

Cisco 7204 and 7206 Series:

These WAN controllers are available for Cisco 7204 and 7206 series routers:

PA-4T Synchronous Serial Port Adapter

Note: This is not available for 7206 series routers.

Refer to PA-4T Synchronous Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-4T synchronous serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters and connection of a PA-4T interface cable

  • Configuration of the PA-4T

PA-4T+ Synchronous Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-4T+ Synchronous Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-4T+ Synchronous Serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Attachment of the PA-4T+ interface cable

  • Configuration of the PA-4T+ interfaces

PA-8T-V35 Synchronous Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-8T-V35 Synchronous Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-8T-V35 synchronous serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Attachment of PA-8T-V.35 interface cables

  • Configuration of PA-8T-V.35 interfaces

PA-8T-X21 Synchronous Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-8T-X21 Synchronous Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-8T-X21 synchronous serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Attachment of PA-8T-X21 interface cables

  • Configuration of PA-8T-X21 interfaces

PA-8T-232 Synchronous Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-8T-232 Synchronous Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-8T-232 synchronous serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Attachment of a compact serial cable

  • Configuration of PA-8T-232 interfaces

PA-4E1G Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-4E1G Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-4E1G serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters and interface cables

  • Configuration of the PA-4E1G

Channelized E1 Port Adapter

Refer to PA-2CE1 Channelized E1 Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for an introduction to the channelized E1 port adapter.

Channelized T1 Port Adapter

Refer to Channelized T1 Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for an introduction to the channelized T1 port adapter.

Channelized T3 Dual-Wide Port Adapter

Refer to Channelized T3 Dual-Wide Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for an introduction to the channelized T3 dual-wide port adapter.

PA-E3 Serial Port Adapter

Refer to PA-E3 Serial Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-E3 serial port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters

  • Attachment of PA-E3 cables

  • Configuration of the PA-E3

PA-MC-T3 Multi-Channel T3 Port Adapter

Refer to Channelized T3 Dual-Wide Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-MC-T3 multi-channel T3 port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters and connection of a PA-MC-T3 cable

  • Configuration of the PA-MC-T3

Multichannel DS1/PRI Port Adapter

Refer to Multichannel DS1/PRI Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on multichannel DS1/PRI port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters and connection of an RJ-48C shielded cable

  • Configuration of multichannel DS1/PRI interfaces

PA-MC-2E1/8E1 PRI Port Adapter

Refer to PA-MC-2E1/8E1 PRI Port Adapter Installation and Configuration for information on PA-MC-2E1/8E1 PRI port adapters, including:

  • Removal and installation of port adapters and connection of a network interface cable

  • Configuration of the PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1

Cisco 7505, 7507, 7513 and 7576 Series:

These WAN controllers are available for Cisco 7505, 7507, 7513 and 7576 series routers. Refer to these documents for more information on each one:

Cisco 3600 Series:

Refer to these documents for more information on the WAN controllers available for Cisco 3600 series routers:

Related Information

Updated: Mar 06, 2008
Document ID: 9318