Cisco HWIC-2FE 2-Port Interface Card


DiscTech Item #: CIS-HWIC-2FE-RF-OE


Interface Types: Ethernet RJ45

Electrical Interface: Ethernet Fast - 100Mbps

Bays/Ports/Slots: 2

Cisco HWIC-2FE 2-Port Fast Ethernet High Speed WAN Interface Card - Refurbished

Cisco HWIC-2FE 2-Port Fast Ethernet High Speed WAN Interface Card - Refurbished

The Layer 3 Cisco® 1- and 2-Port Fast Ethernet High-Speed WAN interface cards (HWICs) (see Figures 1 and 2) supported on Cisco Integrated Services Routers offer small-to-large-sized businesses and enterprise branch-office customers the option to add Layer 3 routed ports with many advanced features, including quality-of-service (QoS) and rate-limiting capabilities.

Feature Highlights The Fast Ethernet routed ports on the HWICs have the same characteristics and features as the onboard LAN interfaces for the integrated-services-router platforms. Along with Layer 3 connectivity, such as per-port access control lists (ACLs), routing, and IP addressing, these HWICs provide functions equivalent to those of onboard Fast Ethernet routed ports.


Ethernet and VLAN Features

  • IEEE802.3 with IEEE802.2 Service Advertising Protocol (SAP)
  • IEEE802.3 with IEEE802.2 and Subnetwork Access Protocol (SNAP)
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Autosensing, autonegotiation, and automatic media-dependent interface crossover
  • (Auto-MDIX)
  • Unique MAC address (not shared with any other interface on the router), assigned MAC address to interface, and subinterfaces
  • Network Management Features
  • CiscoWorks
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support
  • Cisco NetFlow accounting

QoS Features

  • Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)
  • Precedence setting and mapping (802.1p)
  • Committed access rate (CAR)
  • ACLs
  • MAC address filtering
  • Extended ACLs
  • Voice and remaining QoS features, per platform and per Cisco IOS Software release

Additional Features

  • Cisco Group Management Protocol and Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) for multicasting
  • High availability, supporting Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), and Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
  • MPLS features as supported by platform
  • Generic routing encapsulation (GRE)
  • IPv6
  • IP Security (IPsec) (crypto map)
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3) tunnel termination
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client and server
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Generic Traffic Shaping (GTS)
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) bind
  • IBM features
  • Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) client
  • Bridging

MIBs Supported by the HWIC-1FE and HWIC-2FE

  • IF-MIB

Agency Approvals

  • UL 1950 (United States)
  • CSA-C22.2 #950 (Canada)
  • EN60950 (Europe)
  • TUV GS (Germany)
  • IEC 950 (International)

QoS Immunity

  • EN300386
  • EN55024 and CISPR24
  • EN50082-1


  • FCC Part 15
  • Class A ICES-003
  • Class AEN55022
  • Class A CISPR22
  • Class AAS and NZS 3548
  • Class AVCCI
  • Class A EN 300386 EN61000-3-3 EN61000-3-2

Physical Specifications

Form Factor

  • Singlewide HWIC form factor

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 3.08 x 4.74 x 0.76 in.


  • 1-Port: 0.14 lbs or 2.24 oz.
  • 2-Port: 0.16 lbs or 2.56 oz.

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Storage temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)
  • Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing

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Weight: 1 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech


Condition Levels Explained

These products have had NO problems or failures, they merely have some usage. The product has been professionally returned to excellent condition. These items have been fully tested, formatted (if appropriate) &repackaged. Hard drives are fully vetted for surface defects and wear, only healthy disks are approved for resale to our customers. Please see our refurbishing process for more details. Watch a video about our refurbishing process

1 Year DiscTech Warranty

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