Introduction to the Ethernet Switch
The HWIC-4ESW= is a Hot-swappable WAN Interface Card (HWIC) for the Cisco 2800 Series routers. It provides 4 Fast Ethernet ports for connecting to LAN devices or WAN services. The HWIC-4ESW= allows customers to add high-speed Ethernet connectivity to their Cisco 2800 Series routers, increasing network bandwidth and providing additional connectivity options. The HWIC-4ESW= supports various networking protocols and features, such as Quality of Service (QoS), VLANs, and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). This makes it suitable for use in a wide range of networking environments, from small branch offices to large data centers. Additionally, the HWIC-4ESW= supports both managed and unmanaged modes of operation, allowing customers to choose the level of network control that best fits their needs.
Routing and Switching Protocols
The HWIC-4ESW= Cisco 2800 Series 4 Ports Ethernet Switch supports the following routing and switching protocols:
- Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
- Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
- Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
- Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
- Virtual LAN (VLAN)
- Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
- Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
- Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
- Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
These routing and switching protocols help enable advanced network capabilities, such as dynamic routing, load balancing, network resiliency, and security. They also allow the HWIC-4ESW= to be easily integrated into existing network environments, providing seamless communication between devices.
Power Options and Redundancy
The HWIC-4ESW= Cisco 2800 Series 4 Ports Ethernet Switch provides the following power options and redundancy features to ensure reliable network connectivity:
- Power: The HWIC-4ESW= can be powered either by an external power supply or by the internal power supply of the router in which it is installed.
- Redundancy: To ensure high-availability Ethernet connectivity, the HWIC-4ESW= supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which allows multiple physical links to be combined into a single logical link. This helps ensure that if one of the physical links fails, traffic can still be transmitted over the remaining links.
In addition, the Cisco 2800 Series routers support redundant power supplies, which help ensure that the network can continue operating even if one of the power supplies fails. These power options and redundancy features help ensure that the HWIC-4ESW= can provide reliable and high-availability Ethernet connectivity for critical network applications.
General Information about this Cisco HWIC-4ESW=
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# HWIC-4ESW=
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces / Ports for 4 Ports Switch
- Number of Network Ports: 4
- Interfaces/Ports 4 x 10/100Base-TX
- Application/Usage Wide Area Network
- Interfaces/Ports Details 4 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX Auto-sensing/Auto-negotiating/Auto MDI/MDI-X
Performance of Wide Area Network
- Connectivity Media Category 5 UTP 10/100Base-TX
- Connectivity Media Category 4 UTP 10Base-T
- Connectivity Media Category 3 UTP 10Base-T
- Data Transfer Rate 10 Mbps Ethernet Half/Full-duplex
- Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Half/Full-duplex
- Compatibility: Supported Platforms:
Dimensions & Weight
- Width: 3.08 inch
- Depth: 4.74 inch
- Height : 0.76 inch
- Weight: 0.5 LBS
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Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.
The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.
Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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