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Router Interface Cards - Routing Feature

Dear Team,

 

I have a Cisco 3945 Router and have all the slots available with me. The interface card that I am looking for should have the same functionality as HWIC-2FE.

I need a 4 or 8 port Routed Ethernet Card. I looked for "VWIC3-4MFT-T1/E1" interface card as I was unable to find 8 port card.

Please let me know if this card can be used as a Routed Interface Card (I need to terminate different ISP Links on this card).

 

Regards,

Farhan.

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Believe the module you mention provides serial ports, not Ethernet ports.  Also believe it supports routing.

 

Higher density Ethernet cards often support routing via VLANs (you can dedicate a VLAN per port), but not as routed ports.

 

What you also do, if you have VLAN capable switch, use subinterfaces on a router port to a trunk port on the switch.

 

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Hello Joseph,Thanks for your

Hello Joseph,

Thanks for your response.

Is there a 4 port or 8 port routed ethernet interface supported on Cisco3945 Router (just like HWIC-2FE)?

Regards,

Farhan

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No there is not - you have to

No there is not - you have to go with 2 or 4 x HWIC-2FE depending on your requirements...

Card which you mentioned is for ISDN T1/E1 circuits...

BR,

Dragan

HTH, Dragan
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Ok. I have two options in

Ok. I have two options in mind:

1) If I go for a EHWIC Card (Switch Ports) and configure interface vlan on them, will I able to terminate the ISP Links on them?

2) Is NM-8CE1T1-PRI Card providing WAN Connectivity on the Cisco 3945 router so I can terminate ISP links on them?

Regards,

Farhan.

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1) could work but it's not

1) could work but it's not meant for that - WAN side to ISP

2) Depends what are you terminating - if it's ISDN PRI then you could but I think you are not going to use that...

Stick with HWIC-2FE and you are fine...

BR,

Dragan

HTH, Dragan
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