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needing second outside on 1841 ... HWIC-1FE/2FE vs HWIC-4ESW ?

can anybody explain me (or point me to some document) the difference between HWIC-1FE/2FE vs HWIC-4ESW ?

I mean, I know the 4ESW acts a switch but, if I want just a second outside port on my 1841, can I use the 4ESW instead of the 1FE ?

a quick glance at eBay is showing the 1FE costing more than tree times than the 4ESW and that's it ... JUST one port :S

it seems I missing something fundamental ...

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Re: needing second outside on 1841 ... HWIC-1FE/2FE vs HWIC-4ESW

Nacho,

You can go for HWIC-4ESW. It acts like a layer3 switch. You just configure ip addresses on the vlan interface. You can now use the physical port on the switch to be second outside.

HWIC-1FE/2FE is what we call Layer3 interface(routed interface). Just like a built-in ethernet interface on your C1841.

Here you go:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5853/product_data_sheet0900aecd8016bf0b_ps5855_Products_Data_Sheet.html

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

1FE costing more than tree times than the 4ESW

Seems we have to decide how to buy the right thing. (grin)

HTH,

Toshi

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Re: needing second outside on 1841 ... HWIC-1FE/2FE vs HWIC-4ESW

Nacho,

You can go for HWIC-4ESW. It acts like a layer3 switch. You just configure ip addresses on the vlan interface. You can now use the physical port on the switch to be second outside.

HWIC-1FE/2FE is what we call Layer3 interface(routed interface). Just like a built-in ethernet interface on your C1841.

Here you go:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5853/product_data_sheet0900aecd8016bf0b_ps5855_Products_Data_Sheet.html

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

1FE costing more than tree times than the 4ESW

Seems we have to decide how to buy the right thing. (grin)

HTH,

Toshi

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