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Cisco4G LTE Hardware Installation Guide

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Hardware Overview

Cisco 4G WWAN EHWICs

Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE Ports and LEDs

EHWIC-4G-LTE-V Ports and LEDs

EHWIC-4G-LTE-A, EHWIC-4G-LTE-G, EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP, EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE, EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU Ports and LEDs

Supported Cisco Antennas and Cables

Installing the SIM card on the Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE

Installing Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE

Additional References

Related Documents

Technical Assistance

Cisco 4G LTE Hardware Installation Guide

First Published: May 24, 2011

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2014, OL-25146-05

 

This document provides an overview of the hardware and installation information for Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTEs. Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTEs are single-wide 4G Wireless WAN (WWAN) EHWICs supported on Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISRs G2).

Hardware Overview

Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTEs operate over Fourth-Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) cellular networks and Third-Generation (3G) cellular networks.

Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTEs are single-wide EHWICs supported on Cisco 1900 Series, 2900 Series, and 3900 Series ISRs G2.

The following sections describe the Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTEs:

Cisco 4G WWAN EHWICs

Table 1 describes the Cisco 4G WWAN EHWIC product SKUs.

Table 1 Cisco 4G EHWIC by Mode, Operating Region, and Frequencies

Cisco 4G EHWIC
Description
Mode
Operating Regions
Frequency Band

EHWIC-4G-LTE-V

EHWIC-4G-LTE-V is a dedicated Multimode LTE for Verizon Wireless networks and it is backwards compatible with these technologies:

  • Evolved High-Rate Packet Data (EHRPD)
  • Single Carrier Evolution Data Optimized (1x EVDO) Revision A
  • Single Carrier Radio Transmission Technology (1xRTT)

LTE—EVDO Revision A (DOrA)

North America

  • For LTE: 700 MHz (band 13)
  • For CDMA 1xRTT and 1xEVDO Revision A

800 MHz

1900 MHz

EHWIC-4G-LTE-A

EHWIC-4G-LTE-A is a dedicated Multimode LTE for AT&T Wireless networks and it is backwards compatible with these technologies:

  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
  • High Speed Packet Access + (HSPA+)
  • HSPA
  • Global System for Mobile communications (GSM)
  • Exchanged Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
  • General Packet Radio Services (GPRS)

LTE—HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS

North America

For LTE:

  • 700 MHz (band 17)
  • AWS (band 4)
  • 2100 MHz (band 1)

For UMTS, HSPA+ and HSPA:

  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz

For GSM, EDGE and GPRS:

  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz

EHWIC-4G-LTE-G

EHWIC-4G-LTE-G is a Dedicated Multimode LTE for global wireless networks and it is backwards compatible with these technologies:

  • UMTS
  • HSPA+
  • HSPA
  • GSM
  • EDGE
  • GPRS

LTE—HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS

Global

For LTE:

  • 800 MHz (band 20)
  • 900 MHz (band 8)
  • 1800 MHz (band 3)
  • 2100 MHz (band 1)
  • 2600 MHz (band 7)

For UMTS/HSPA+/HSPA:

  • 900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz

For GSM/EDGE/GPRS:

  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz

EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP

EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP is a dedicated Multimode 4G LTE for NTT Docomo Japan, and is based on the Sierra Wireless MC7700 modem. EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP is backward compatible with these technologies:

  • UMTS
  • HSPA+

LTE—UMTS/HSPA+

Japan

For LTE: 2100 MHz (band 1)

For UMTS/HSPA+:

  • 2100 MHz (band 1)
  • 1900 MHz (band 2)
  • 850 MHz (band 5)

EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE

EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE is a dedicated Multimode LTE for Canada, and is based on Sierra Wireless MC7700 modem. EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE is backward compatible with these technologies:

  • UMTS
  • HSPA+

LTE—UMTS/HSPA+

Canada

For LTE: AWS band 4

For UMTS/HSPA+:

  • 2100 MHz (band 1)
  • 1900 MHz (band 2)
  • 850 MHz (band 5)

EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU

EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU is a dedicated Multimode LTE for wireless networks in Australia and New Zealand. EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU comes with a Sierra Wireless MC7304 modem.

  • UMTS
  • HSPA+
  • HSPA
  • EDGE
  • GPRS

LTE—HSPA+/

HSPA/UMTS/

EDGE/GPRS

Australia and New Zealand

For LTE:

  • 800 MHz (band 20)
  • 900 MHz (band 8)
  • 1800 MHz (band 3)
  • 2100 MHz (band 1)
  • 2600 MHz (band 7)

For 3G (UMTS, HSPA+, HSPA):

  • 800 MHz (band 6)
  • 850 MHz (band 5)
  • 900 MHz (band 8)
  • 1900 MHz (band 2)
  • 2100 MHz (band 1)

For 2G (GSM, EDGE, GPRS):

  • 850MHz
  • 900MHz
  • 1800MHz
  • 1900 MHz

Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE Ports and LEDs

This section contains the following subsections:

EHWIC-4G-LTE-V Ports and LEDs

Figure 1 shows the EHWIC-4G-LTE-V front panel. Table 2 lists the EHWIC-4G-LTE-V ports and LED indicators and describes their behavior. The LEDs provide a visual indication of your available services.

Figure 1 Front Panel of the Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE-V

 

1

Mounting Screws

2

LED—WWAN

3

LED—RSSI1

4

RSVD (reserved) port, USB 2.0 mini type B

5

LED—EVDO2

6

LED—LTE

7

LED—GPS3

8

Antenna Connectors—M1/DIV, M0/MAIN

9

Antenna Connector—GPS

 

 

1.RSSI = Received Signal Strength Indicator.

2.EVDO = Evolution Data Only.

3.GPS = Global Positioning System.

Table 2 Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE-V Ports and LED Indicators

Ports, Connectors, and LEDs
Description

RSVD (Port)

The reserved (RSVD) diagnostic port is not required for normal activation or operation. This port supports modem debug or provisioning. See the “Modem Troubleshooting Using the Diagnostic Port” section in Configuring Cisco 4G LTE Wireless WAN EHWIC for details.

Antenna Connectors (Connectors)

M1/DIV—Diversity antenna connector, female TNC4.

M0/MAIN—Main antenna connector, female TNC.

GPS—GPS antenna connector, female SMA5.

See the “Supported Cisco Antennas and Cables” section for details.

WWAN (LED)

Indicates the EHWIC modem status.

Solid green —Indicates the modem is receiving power and is associated and authenticated but not receiving or transmitting data.

Fast green blink —Indicates the modem is receiving power and is associated and authenticated. The blink rate is proportional to the transmitted and received data rate.

Slow green blink —Indicates the modem is receiving power but is not associated or authenticated and is searching for service. Check the antenna, cable, SIM card, or the user account with your service provider.

Off —Indicates the modem is in reset mode.

RSSI (LED)

Indicates the level of signal strength received by the EHWIC software.

Solid green —Indicates a high RSSI (greater than –69 dBm).

Medium green blink —Indicates a medium-level RSSI (from –89 dBm to –69 dBm).

Slow green blink —Indicates a low-level RSSI (from –99 dBm to –89 dBm).

Off —Indicates the RSSI is less than –99 dBm. Check for proper antenna attachment. Adjust antenna placement and orientation.

Solid amber —Indicates no service is detected. Relocate the equipment.

EVDO (LED)

Indicates either HSDPA or EVDO is in service.

Solid green —Indicates HSDPA is in service.

Blinking green —Indicates EVDO service is in use.

Off —Indicates that neither HSDPA nor EVDO services are in use.

LTE (LED)

Indicates whether LTE is in service.

Solid green—Indicates LTE is in service.

Off —Indicates LTE service is not being used.

GPS (LED)

Indicates whether the GPS is in service.

Solid green —GPS is active.

Off —Indicates the GPS is not active or not detected.

4.TNC = Threaded Neill-Concelman.

5.SMA = Subminiature version A.

EHWIC-4G-LTE-A, EHWIC-4G-LTE-G, EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP, EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE, EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU Ports and LEDs

Figure 2 shows the EHWIC-4G-LTE-A, EHWIC-4G-LTE-G, EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP, EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE, EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU front panel. Table 3 lists the EHWIC-4G-LTE-A, EHWIC-4G-LTE-G, EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP, EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE, EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU ports and LED indicators and describes their behavior.

Figure 2 Front Panel of Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE-A, EHWIC-4G-LTE-G, EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP, EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE, and EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU

 

1

Mounting screws

2

LED—LTE

3

LED—WWAN

4

LED—GPS

5

LED—RSSI

6

Antenna connectors—M1/DIV, M0/MAIN

7

RSVD (reserved) port, USB 2.0 mini type B

8

Antenna connectors—GPS

9

LED—HSPA+

 

 

 

Table 3 Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE-A, EHWIC-4G-LTE-G, EHWIC-4G-LTE-JP, EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE, and EHWIC-4G-LTE-AU Ports and LED Indicators

Ports, Connectors, or LEDs
Description

RSVD (Port)

The reserved (RSVD) diagnostic port is not required for normal activation or operation. This port supports modem debug or provisioning. See the “Modem Troubleshooting Using the Diagnostic Port” section in Configuring Cisco 4G LTE Wireless WAN EHWIC for details.

Antenna Connectors (Connector)

M1/DIV—Diversity antenna connector, female TNC6.

M0/MAIN—Main antenna connector, female TNC.

GPS—GPS antenna connector, female SMA7.

See the “Supported Cisco Antennas and Cables” section for details.

WWAN (LED)

Indicates the EHWIC modem status.

Solid green —Indicates the modem is receiving power and is associated and authenticated but not receiving or transmitting data.

Fast green blink —Indicates the modem is receiving power and is associated and authenticated. The blink rate is proportional to the transmitted and received data rate.

Slow green blink —Indicates the modem is receiving power but is not associated or authenticated and is searching for service. Check the antenna, cable, SIM card, or the user account with your service provider.

Off —Indicates the modem is in reset mode.

RSSI (LED)

Indicates the level of signal strength received by the EHWIC software.

Solid green —Indicates a high RSSI (greater than –69 dBm).

Medium green blink —Indicates a medium-level RSSI (from –89 dBm to –69 dBm).

Slow green blink —Indicates a low-level RSSI (from –99 dBm to –89 dBm).

Off —Indicates the RSSI is less than –99 dBm. Check for proper antenna attachment. Adjust antenna placement and orientation.

Solid amber —Indicates no service is detected. Relocate the equipment.

HSPA+ (LED)

Indicates HSPA+ is in service.

Solid green —Indicates HSPA+ is in service.

Off —Indicates that a non-HSPA+ is in service or that there is no service.

LTE (LED)

Indicates whether LTE is in service.

Solid green —Indicates LTE is in service.

Off —Indicates LTE service is not being used.

GPS (LED)

Indicates whether the GPS is in service.

Solid green —Indicates the GPS is active.

Off —Indicates the GPS is not active or not detected.

6.TNC = Threaded Neill-Concelman.

7.SMA = Subminiature version A.

Supported Cisco Antennas and Cables

Table 4 lists the Cisco antennas that are supported for use on the Cisco 4G WWAN EHWIC.

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Table 4 Supported Antennas

Cisco Part Number
Description
Maximum Gain and Frequency Ranges
Notes

4G-LTE-ANTM-O-3

Multiband indoor and outdoor antenna

2.5 dBi

  • 698-960 MHz
  • 1710-2700 MHz

Multiband dual 4G LTE antenna. For more information, see Cisco Dual LTE-Single GPS Multi-band Antenna Installation Guide .

4G-LTE-ANTM-D

Indoor 4G dipole omnidirectional

2 dBi

  • 698–806 MHz
  • 824–894 MHz
  • 925–960 MHz
  • 1710–1885 MHz
  • 1920–1980 MHz
  • 2110–2170 MHz
  • 2500–2690 MHz

Multiband dipole antenna. For more information, see Cisco 4G/3G Omnidirectional Dipole Antenna (4G-LTE-ANTM-D) .

4G-ANTM-OM-CM

Indoor ceiling-mount omni-directional

698 MHz–2690 MHz

Multiband omnidirectional ceiling-mount antenna. For more information, see Cisco 4G Indoor Ceiling-Mount Omnidirectional Antenna (4G-ANTM-OM-CM) .

ANT-4G-OMNI-OUT-N

Multiband outdoor omnidirectional stick antenna

1.5 dBi

  • 698–960 MHz

3.5 dBi

  • 1710–2710 MHz
  • 2300–2700 MHz

Multiband outdoor omnidirectional stick antenna. For more information, see Cisco Outdoor Omnidirectional Antenna for 2G/3G/4G Cellular (ANT-4G-OMNI-OUT-N) .

ANT-4G-SR-OUT-TNC

Multiband outdoor omnidirectional saucer antenna

1.5 dBi (peak gain with 10-foot cable) or 0.8 dBi (peak gain with 15-foot cable)

  • 698–960 MHz

3.7 dBi (peak gain with 10-foot cable) or 0.2 dBi (peak gain with 15-foot cable)

  • 1710–2700 MHz

Low-profile outdoor saucer antenna. For more information, see Cisco Integrated 4G Low-Profile Outdoor Saucer Antenna (ANT-4G-SR-OUT-TNC) .

4G-AE010-R

Extension base with integral 10-foot cable

0.7–6.0 GHz

This is the default antenna extension base. For more information, see Cisco Single-Port Antenna Stand for Multiband TNC Male-Terminated Portable Antenna (Cisco 4G-AE015-R, Cisco 4G-AE010-R) .

4G-AE015-R

Extension base with integral 15-foot cable

0.7–6.0 GHz

Single-port antenna extension base with 15-foot cable. For more information, see Cisco Single-Port Antenna Stand for Multiband TNC Male-Terminated Portable Antenna (Cisco 4G-AE015-R, Cisco 4G-AE010-R) .

4G-ACC-OUT-LA

Lightning Arrestor

800–2200 MHz

4G lightning arrestor kit for use on Cisco 4G wireless devices. For more information, see Cisco 4G Lightning Arrestor (4G-ACC-OUT-LA) .

CGR-LA-NF-NF

Lightning Arrestor

800–2200 MHz

4G lightning arrestor kit for use on Cisco 4G wireless devices. For more information, see Lightning Arrestor for the Cisco 1240 Connected Grid Router .


NoteYou can use the RG-174/U type cables to adapt the modem external antenna connection to any of the EHWIC cables and antennas.



NoteTo comply with FCC requirements for colocation of radio frequency (RF) products, if two or more cellular EHWICs are installed in one chassis, the antennae connected to each card must be located a minimum of 7.9 inches (20 cm) away from the antennae connected to any other card in the system.


Table 5 lists loss information and operating frequency levels for the ultra-low-loss (ULL) LMR 200 cables and LMR 400 cables available from Cisco for use with Cisco 4G Wireless WAN EHWICs and Cisco 4G Wireless WAN ISR platforms.

 

Table 5 Cisco Extension Cables for Use with 4G EHWICs

Cisco Product Number
Cable Length
Maximum Insertion
Loss
Frequency (MHz)
Color
Plenum Rated? 8

4G-CAB-ULL-20

20 ft (6 m)

1.8 dB

700–2600 MHz

Black

Yes

4G-CAB-ULL-50

50 ft (15 m)

4.2 dB

700–2600 MHz

Black

Yes

4G-CAB-LMR240-25

25 ft (7.5 m)

2.1 dB @ 700 MHz
4.0 dB @ 2.6 GHz

800–1000 MHz
1700–2600 MHz

Black

Yes

4G-CAB-LMR240-25N

25 ft (7.5 m)

2.1 dB @ 700 MHz
4.0 dB @ 2.6 GHz

700–1000 MHz
1700–2600 MHz

Black

No

4G-CAB-LMR240-50

50 ft (15 m)

4.1 dB @ 700 MHz
7.4 dB @ 2.6 GHz

800–1000 MHz
1700–2600 MHz

Black

Yes

4G-CAB-LMR240-75

75 ft (23 m)

6.1 dB @ 700 MHz
11.0 dB @ 2.6 GHz

800–1000 MHz
1700–2600 MHz

Black

Yes

CAB-L400-20-TNC-N

20 ft (6 m)

1.75 dB

700–2600 MHz

Black

No

CAB-L400-50-TNC-N

50 ft (15 m)

4.0 dB

700–2600 MHz

Black

No

CAB-L400-20-N-N

20 ft (6 m)

2.75 dB

700–2600 MHz

Black

No

4G-AE010-R

10 ft (3 m)

1.4 dB @ 700 MHz
2.0 dB @ 1.9 GHz
2.1 dB @ 2.1 GHz
2.3 dB @ 2.5 GHz
2.4 dB @ 2.7 GHz

700–2600 MHz

Black

No

4G-AE015-R

15 ft (4.6 m)

2.3 dB @ 700 MHz
3.3 dB @ 1.9 GHz
3.7 dB @ 2.1 GHz
4.0 dB @ 2.5 GHz

700–2600 MHz

Black

No

8.Cable can be routed within building plenum spaces.

Figure 3 shows the ULL coaxial cable recommended for Cisco 4G Wireless WAN EHWICs.

Figure 3 Typical Coaxial Cable

 

1

TNC Male RA9

3

Heat Shrink Tube

2

TNC Female Straight

 

 

9.RA = Right Angle.

Figure 4 shows some antenna options for the Cisco 4G Wireless WAN EHWICs.

Figure 4 Antenna Options

 

Installing the SIM card on the Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE

The SIM card socket is located on the bottom side of the EHWIC, as shown in Figure 5. The cover of the SIM card socket contains a slot into which the SIM card is installed.

Figure 5 Location of the SIM Socket on the Bottom Side of the EHWIC

 

Follow these steps to install the SIM card:


Step 1 To unlock the SIM socket cover, slide the cover toward the faceplate in the direction of the unlock arrow, as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6 Unlock the SIM Socket Cover

 

Step 2 Gently lift the cover on its hinges and slide the SIM card into the slot in the cover, as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7 Slide SIM card into Slot

 

Step 3 Gently push down the cover to close, as shown in Figure 8. The SIM card will come in contact with the metal contacts in the socket.

Figure 8 Close the SIM Socket Cover

 

Step 4 To lock the cover, slide it away from the faceplate in the direction of the lock arrow, as shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9 Lock the SIM Socket Cover

 


 

Installing Cisco EHWIC-4G-LTE

See Installing Cisco Interface Cards in Cisco Access Routers for instructions on how to install a single-wide interface card in Cisco access routers.

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Regulatory, compliance, and safety information

  • Cisco Network Modules and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/rcsi/IOHrcsi.html

Supported Cisco antennas and cables

  • Installing Cisco Interface Cards in Cisco Access Routers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/ic/hardware/installation/guide/inst_ic.html

  • Cisco 4G/3G Omnidirectional Dipole Antenna (4G-LTE-ANTM-D)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/wireless/hardware/notes/4G3G_ant.html

  • Cisco 4G Indoor Ceiling-Mount Omnidirectional Antenna (4G-ANTM-OM-CM)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/wireless/hardware/notes/antcm4gin.html

  • Cisco Outdoor Omnidirectional Antenna for 2G/3G/4G Cellular (ANT-4G-OMNI-OUT-N)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/connectedgrid/antennas/installing/Outdoor_Omni_for_2G_3G_4G_Cellular.html

  • Cisco Integrated 4G Low-Profile Outdoor Saucer Antenna (ANT-4G-SR-OUT-TNC)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/connectedgrid/antennas/installing/4G_LowProfile_Outdoor_Saucer.html

  • Cisco Single-Port Antenna Stand for Multiband TNC Male-Terminated Portable Antenna (Cisco 4G-AE015-R, Cisco 4G-AE010-R)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/wireless/hardware/notes/4Gantex15-10r.html

  • Cisco 4G Lightning Arrestor (4G-ACC-OUT-LA)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/wireless/hardware/notes/4Glar.html

  • Lightning Arrestor for the Cisco 1240 Connected Grid Router

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/connectedgrid/lightning_arrestor/Lightning_Arrestor_for_the_Cisco_1240_Connected_Grid_Router.html

Software Feature and Configuration

  • Configuring Cisco 4G Wireless WAN EHWIC

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/
software/feature/guide/EHWIC-4G-LTESW.html

Technical Assistance

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