Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

2801 and HWIC-1GE-SFP

Is it possible to use a 2801 and the HWIC-1GE-SFP card? I know that the default configuration does not support the card, but is a memory driven restriction? If it can be used, what are the caveats? Do I have to bite the bullet and buy another router?

Thanks, Bob


Re: 2801 and HWIC-1GE-SFP

I have not tried putting one in the router but in general you will get a not supported message for anything that is not on the list of supported module. Sometimes its unclear why they do this... like a nm-4t will not work on a 2811 but you can use hwic-4t.

I suspect it related to the processing power of the router. A gig interface is a lot faster even a 2851 can pass traffic. If your only requirement is to run on fiber and you do not have a long distance run or require the wave division ability I would use the old 100tx-fx external converters on each end. It will be much cheaper than buying a new router.

CreatePlease login to create content