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Connecting 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet High-Speed WAN Interface Cards to the Network

Table Of Contents

Connecting 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet High-Speed WAN Interface Cards to the Network

Cisco 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet HWICs

Fast Ethernet HWICs Standards

Fast Ethernet HWICs Restrictions

Fast Ethernet HWICs Supported Platforms

Fast Ethernet HWICs Port Numbering

Fast Ethernet HWICs LEDs

Connecting Fast Ethernet HWICs to a Network

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Connecting 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet High-Speed WAN Interface Cards to the Network


Revised: 04/20/2009, OL-12851-01

This guide describes how to connect Cisco 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet high-speed WAN interface cards (HWICs) to your network. It contains the following sections:

Cisco 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet HWICs

Connecting Fast Ethernet HWICs to a Network

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Cisco 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet HWICs

The Cisco Fast Ethernet HWICs are single-wide interface cards, available as a 1-port HWIC (HWIC-1FE) and as a 2-port HWIC (HWIC-2FE), that provide Cisco modular and integrated services routers with additional line-rate Layer 3 routed ports. (See the "Fast Ethernet HWICs Supported Platforms" section.)

Fast Ethernet HWICs Standards

The Fast Ethernet HWICs are designed in accordance with IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet and IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet standards.

The following IEEE standards are also supported:

802.1p

802.1u

802.1x

Fast Ethernet HWICs Restrictions

The following features are not supported on the Fast Ethernet HWICs:

Cisco Interswitch Link (ISL) tagging

Connectivity fault management (CFM)

Flow control

Online insertion and removal (OIR)

Fast Ethernet HWICs Supported Platforms

Install the Fast Ethernet HWICs in the following Cisco routers:

Cisco 1841 integrated services router

Cisco 2800 series integrated services routers

Cisco 3800 series integrated services routers


Note Insert Fast Ethernet HWICs into HWIC slots only. They do not fit into WIC/VIC slots.


Table 1 shows the maxmum number of each type of HWIC that may be installed, the slot locations, and slot numbering for each platform.

For information about HWIC slot locations on each router, see the "Interface Card Slot Locations and Numbering on Cisco Access Routers" section of the Cisco Interface Cards for Cisco Access Routers guide located at:

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

Table 1 Supported Platforms for Fast Ethernet HWICs

Chassis
HWIC-1FE
HWIC-2FE
HWIC slots

Cisco 1841

1 may be installed

1 may be installed1

Slot 0 and slot 1

Cisco 2801

1 to 2 may be installed

1 may be installed1

Slot 1 and slot 3 support HWICs

Cisco 2811

1 to 2 may be installed

1 may be installed1

Slot 0 to slot 3

Cisco 2821

1 to 2 may be installed

1 may be installed1

Slot 0 to slot 3

Cisco 2851

1 to 2 may be installed

1 may be installed1

Slot 0 to slot 3

Cisco 3825

1 to 4 may be installed

1 to 2 may be installed

Slot 0 to slot 3

Cisco 3845

1 to 4 may be installed

1 to 2 may be installed

Slot 0 to slot 3

1 Requires Cisco IOS Release 12.4(24)T or later.


Fast Ethernet HWICs Port Numbering

Port numbers identify the interfaces on the modules and interface cards installed in the router. Modules and interface cards are identified by three digits: slot number/subslot number/port number.

For example, HWIC port 0 in HWIC subslot 1 of router slot 0 is represented as:

interface FastEthernet 0/1/0

Fast Ethernet HWICs LEDs

The Fast Ethernet HWICs use three LEDs per port to indicate full- or half-duplex operation, collisions, speed, transmit/receive activity, and link status. Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the HWIC-1FE and HWIC-2FE faceplates, and Table 2 describes the functions of the LEDs.

Figure 1 HWIC-1FE Faceplate

Figure 2 HWIC-2FE Faceplate

Table 2 Fast Ethernet HWIC LEDs 

LED
Meaning
States

FDX/COL

Duplex/Collision

On = Full-duplex

Off = Half-duplex

Blinking = Collision activity

100

Speed

On = 100 Mbps

Off = 10 Mbps

LNK/ACT

Link Status

On = Link pulses detected

Off = No link pulses detected

Blinking = Transmit or receive activity


Connecting Fast Ethernet HWICs to a Network

To connect a Fast Ethernet HWIC to the network, do the following procedure:


Step 1 Confirm that the router is powered down.


Warning To comply with the Telcordia GR-1089 NEBS standard for electromagnetic compatibility and safety, connect the HWIC-1FE and HWIC-2FE interface cards only to intra-building or unexposed wiring or cable. The intrabuilding cable must be shielded and the shield must be grounded at both ends. The intra-building port(s) of the equipment or subassembly must not be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the OSP or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 4) and require isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient protection in order to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.


Step 2 Insert the Fast Ethernet HWIC into an HWIC slot on the router. (See Installing Cisco Interface Cards in Cisco Access Routers.)


Note Insert Fast Ethernet HWICs into HWIC slots only. They do not fit into WIC/VIC slots.


Step 3 Using the appropriate cables, connect the HWIC to your system.


Caution To comply with the Telcordia GR-1089 NEBS standard for electromagnetic compatibility and safety, connect the 1-port HWIC (HWIC-1FE) and 2-port HWIC (HWIC-2FE) only to intrabuilding or nonexposed wiring or cabling.

For 10BASE-T operation, Category 3, 4, or 5 UTP cable may be used, for distances of up to 328 feet (100 meters).

For 100BASE-TX operation, Category 5 UTP cable is required, for distances of up to 328 feet (100 meters).

The HWICs support Auto-MDIX, so either straight-through or crossover cable can be used.

Step 4 Power up the router.


Related Documents

For additional information, see the following documents and resources.

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

Cisco IOS software website and reference documentation

Cisco IOS Software http://www.cisco.com/web/psa/products/index.html?c=268438303


Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html