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  • Products Status: Stock
  • Type: Wired
  • Application: Integrated Services Routers
  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Model Number: HWIC-2FE
  • Place of Origin: California, United States

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Two 10/100 routed port HWIC
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The Layer 3 Cisco®  2-Port Fast Ethernet High-Speed WAN interface cards (HWICs) s

upported 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.



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


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.


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








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)


• EN300386

• EN55024 and CISPR24

• EN50082-1


• 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.


• 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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