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1- and 2- Port Fast Ethernet High-Speed WIC for Cisco Integrated Services Routers Data Sheet

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Updated:March 25, 2019

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The Layer 3 Cisco® 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet High-Speed WAN interface cards (HWICs) (see Figures 1 and 2) supported on Cisco Integrated Services Routers offer small-to-large-sized businesses and enterprise branch-office customers the option to add Layer 3 routed ports with many advanced features, including quality-of-service (QoS) and rate-limiting capabilities.

Figure 1.      Cisco 2-Port Fast Ethernet Layer 3 HWIC for Cisco Integrated Services Routers

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Figure 2.      Cisco 1-Port Fast Ethernet Layer 3 HWIC for Integrated Services Routers

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Table 1 provides router support information for the HWIC cards.

Table 1.       Platform Support

Router Chassis

Maximum Number of 1 Port HWICs

Maximum Number of 2 Port HWICs

Cisco 1921

1

1

Cisco 1941

2

1

Cisco 1941W

2

1

Cisco 2901

2

2

Cisco 2911

2

2

Cisco 2921

2

2

Cisco 2951

2

2

Cisco 3925

4

4

Cisco 3945

4

4

Cisco 3925E

3

3

Cisco 3945E

3

3

Cisco 1841

1

1

Cisco 2801

2

1

Cisco 2811

2

1

Cisco 2821

2

1

Cisco 2851

2

1

Cisco 3825

4

2

Cisco 3845

4

4

Table 1A provides relevant software information

Router Chassis

Software Release

Minimum Software Package

Cisco 1921

15.0(1)M2

IP Base

Cisco 1941

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 1941W

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 2901

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 2911

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 2921

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 2951

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 3925

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 3945

15.0(1)M

IP Base

Cisco 3925E

15.1(1)T2

IP Base

Cisco 3945E

15.1(1)T2

IP Base

Cisco 1841

12.4(20)T

IP Base

Cisco 1861

12.4(20)T

IP Base

Cisco 2801

12.4(20)T

IP Base

Cisco 2811

12.4(20)T

IP Base

Cisco 2821

12.4(20)T

IP Base

Cisco 2851

12.4(24)T

IP Base

Cisco 3825

12.4(20)T

IP Base

Cisco 3845

12.4(20)T

IP Base

Applications

The new HWICs provide additional Layer 3 routed ports with features equivalent to those on the motherboard of the integrated services routers. These Fast Ethernet interfaces can be used for physical LAN segregation, creation of a demilitarized zone (DMZ), or as a WAN interface. Broadband customers can use them to connect to an alternate provider that delivers service on an Ethernet port.

Figure 3.      The Fast Ethernet HWIC Enables Branch Offices to Cost-Effectively Use High-Speed Broadband Uplinks in Numerous Environments

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In a branch office, the Cisco 1-Port Fast Ethernet HWIC provides a high-speed broadband uplink (Figure 4).

Figure 4.      Broadband Access with Additional Layer 3-Port Fast Ethernet HWIC

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Figure 5 shows the HWIC being used to bridge non-routable protocols while providing Layer 3 connectivity. The HWIC is also useful in situations that require IEEE 802.1q inter-VLAN.

Figure 5.      VLAN Trunking Application-LAN Segmentation with Layer 3 Fast Ethernet Switch HWIC

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Summary

The Cisco Fast Ethernet HWICs are singlewide 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 Layer 3 routed ports.

Specifications

Feature Highlights

The Fast Ethernet routed ports on the HWICs have the same characteristics and features as the onboard LAN interfaces for the integrated-services-router platforms. Along with Layer 3 connectivity, such as per-port access control lists (ACLs), routing, and IP addressing, these HWICs provide functions equivalent to those of onboard Fast Ethernet routed ports. The following is a partial list of features supported in Cisco IOS® Software for the Fast Ethernet HWICs.

Ethernet and VLAN Features

   IEEE802.3 with IEEE802.2 Service Advertising Protocol (SAP)

   IEEE802.3 with IEEE802.2 and Subnetwork Access Protocol (SNAP)

   IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging

   Autosensing, autonegotiation, and automatic media-dependent interface crossover

   (Auto-MDIX)

   Unique MAC address (not shared with any other interface on the router), assigned MAC address to interface, and subinterfaces

   Network Management Features

   CiscoWorks

   Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support

   Cisco NetFlow accounting

QoS Features

   Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)

   Precedence setting and mapping (802.1p)

   Committed access rate (CAR)

   ACLs

   MAC address filtering

   Extended ACLs

   Voice and remaining QoS features, per platform and per Cisco IOS Software release

Additional Features

   Cisco Group Management Protocol and Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) for multicasting

   High availability, supporting Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), and Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

   MPLS features as supported by platform

   Generic routing encapsulation (GRE)

   IPv6

   IP Security (IPsec) (crypto map)

   Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3) tunnel termination

   Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client and server

   Network Address Translation (NAT)

   Generic Traffic Shaping (GTS)

   Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) bind

   IBM features

   Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) client

   Bridging

MIBs Supported by the HWIC-1FE and HWIC-2FE

   ENTITY-MIB

   IF-MIB

   OLD-CISCO-CHASSIS-MIB

   RMON-MIB

   ETHERLIKE-MIB

   CISCO-ENT-ASSET-MIB

   CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB

Note:    These two HWIC modules do not support Jumbo Frames.

Agency Approvals

   UL 1950 (United States)

   CSA-C22.2 #950 (Canada)

   EN60950 (Europe)

   TUV GS (Germany)

   IEC 950 (International)

Immunity

   EN300386

   EN55024 and CISPR24

   EN50082-1

Emissions

   FCC Part 15

   Class A ICES-003

   Class AEN55022

   Class A CISPR22

   Class AAS and NZS 3548

   Class AVCCI

   Class A EN 300386 EN61000-3-3 EN61000-3-2

Physical Specifications

Form Factor

   Singlewide HWIC form factor

Dimensions (W x D x H)

   3.08 x 4.74 x 0.76 in.

Weight

   1-Port: 0.14 lbs or 2.24 oz.

   2-Port: 0.16 lbs or 2.56 oz.

Environmental Specifications

   Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

   Storage temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)

   Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing

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