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Cisco 2801 Maximum HWICs

Dear Friends,

I have one C2801 Router with IOS 12.4(23), it has 2 onboard WAN ports, and 4 module slots

We need 6 more WAN ports, for this we are planning to install 3 x HWIC-2FE Modules.

But CISCO's official website says, Maximum Number of 2 Port HWICs allowed for the chassis C2891 is only 1

My question is can we add 3 x HWIC-2FE modules to the chassis?

Does it require any kind of license?

Thanks

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VIP Advisor

Hi 

Hi 

Please check this link, it provides detailed information. 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/2800/hardware/installation/guide/hw/01_hw.html

Table 2 Summary of Cisco 2800 Series Removable and Interchangeable Modules 

Router Model
External Modules (In chassis slots)
Internal Modules
Network Modules
High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (HWICs)
Extension Voice Modules (EVMs)
Advanced Integration Modules (AIMs)
Packet Voice Data Modules (PVDMs) 1

Cisco 2801

2 single-wide (HWIC) or
2 double-wide (HWIC-D)

1 WIC/VWIC/VIC slot

1 VWIC/VIC (voice-only)

2

2

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Hi

Hi

that's correct only 1 is allowed on a 2801 you need a more powerful router to support what your trying to do , its not a license issue is what the actual hardware is able to process , 1 card is the limit

That's a very old ios your running too

My question is can we add 3 x HWIC-2FE modules to the chassis?

no you can physically add them but them actually running and doing anything no as the 2800 would be maxed out in hardware

Table 1.       Platform Support

Router Chassis

Maximum Number of 1 Port HWICs

Maximum Number of 2 Port HWICs

Cisco 1921

1

1

Cisco 1941

2

1

Cisco 1941W

2

1

Cisco 2901

2

2

Cisco 2911

2

2

Cisco 2921

2

2

Cisco 2951

2

2

Cisco 3925

4

4

Cisco 3945

4

4

Cisco 3925E

3

3

Cisco 3945E

3

3

Cisco 1841

1

1

Cisco 2801

2

1

Cisco 2811

2

1

Cisco 2821

2

1

Cisco 2851

2

1

Cisco 3825

4

2

Cisco 3845

4

4

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/2800-series-integrated-services-routers-isr/product_data_sheet0900aecd80581fe6.html

VIP Advisor

Hi 

Hi 

Please check this link, it provides detailed information. 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/2800/hardware/installation/guide/hw/01_hw.html

Table 2 Summary of Cisco 2800 Series Removable and Interchangeable Modules 

Router Model
External Modules (In chassis slots)
Internal Modules
Network Modules
High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (HWICs)
Extension Voice Modules (EVMs)
Advanced Integration Modules (AIMs)
Packet Voice Data Modules (PVDMs) 1

Cisco 2801

2 single-wide (HWIC) or
2 double-wide (HWIC-D)

1 WIC/VWIC/VIC slot

1 VWIC/VIC (voice-only)

2

2

Beginner

Thank you folks for the reply

Thank you folks for the reply,

The budget doesn't allow us to go for a powerful router,

All we can purchase is C2811, as the specs says, it supports 4xHWIC modules, unlike C2801 which supports only 2xHWICs

The question is, if we purchase the C2811 chassis, will it support 3xHWICs as on web-page

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/2800-series-integrated-services-routers-isr/product_data_sheet0900aecd80581fe6.html

Table 1. Platform Support says, Maximum Number of 2 Port HWICs for C2811 = 1

That is confusing, please advise either it require some LICENSE to activate all 4 HWICs, or IOS upgrade, as available IOS is

(C2800NM-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 12.4(22)YB2

Thanks

Regards

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