Wan connectivity in cisco 2811

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Jun 18th, 2008

Can we use 2 FE ports available 2811 for wan connectivity. Or we need to use seperate HWIC-1FE card for wan connectivity

I have this problem too.
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kradjesh13 Wed, 06/18/2008 - 20:50

The information you provided is very limited. But still I will say you can use Fast Ethernet interface if you have purchased a Ethernet connection.

If you want further assistance please provide us extra information.


get2manohar Wed, 06/18/2008 - 20:56

Thanks for the reply.

We have an MPLS VPN connectivity from service provider who is giving us ethernet handoff at our premises. My query is If I am using CISCO 2811 series router wit the following config

2811 w/ AC PWR,2FE,4HWICs,2PVDMs,1NME,2AIMS,IP BASE,64F/256D

Can we use the 2 FE port for connecting this MPLS VPN connection.


ashok_boin Wed, 06/18/2008 - 21:07

Hi Manohar,

No need. You can use 2 FE ports available on your router at present.

See the following URL...


"The new HWICs provide additional Layer 3 routed ports with features equivalent to those on the motherboard of the integrated services routers. "



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