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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The HWIC-8A provides 8 ports of async interfaces. Each port can operate at speeds up to 230.4 kbps. The HWIC-8A uses new high density 8-port cables.

Quick Specs:
Application/Usage Wide Area Network

Supported Platforms:

  • 2801
  • 2811
  • 2821
  • 2851
  • 1841
  • 3825
  • 3845
Data Transfer Rate 230.40 Kbps Maximum Asynchronous Serial
Dimensions 0.8" Height x 3.1" Width x 5.6" Depth
Interfaces/Ports 8 x Asynchronous Serial WAN
Interfaces/Ports Details 8 x RS-232 Asynchronous Serial WAN
Limited Warranty 90

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Status Indicators:
  • CONN

Environmental Conditions  
     Humidity: 10% to 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity
     Temperature: 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating
-4°F (-20°C) to 149°F (65°C) Storage
General Information  
     Brand Name: Cisco
     Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: HWIC-8A=
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Name: 8-Port Async High-Speed WAN Interface Card
     Product Type: HWIC
     Interfaces/Ports: 8 x Asynchronous Serial WAN
     Interfaces/Ports Details: 8 x RS-232 Asynchronous Serial WAN
Management & Protocols  
     Protocols: SDLC
Media & Performance  
     Data Transfer Rate: 230.40 Kbps Maximum Asynchronous Serial
     Additional Information:
  • The HWIC-8A uses 8-port cables with a high-density 60-pin connector on the HWIC side, and 8 RJ-45 plugs on the other end
  • The RJ-45 plugs can connect directly to the console ports of Cisco routers and switches, or to other equipment by using RJ-45 to DB-25 adapters
  • DCN (Data Communications Network)
  • Dialup Remote Access
  • Lead Manipulation
  • Network Clock Synchronization
  • Systems Network Architecture (SNA)

     Certifications & Standards:

Agency Approvals:

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


  • EN300386
  • EN55024/CISPR24
  • EN50082-1


  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • ICES-003 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN 300386
  • EN61000-3-3
  • EN61000-3-2


Supported Platforms:

  • 2801
  • 2811
  • 2821
  • 2851
  • 1841
  • 3825
  • 3845

     System Requirements:

Supported Platforms & Minimum IOS Versions:

  • Cisco 2851 - 12.3(14)T
  • Cisco 2821 - 12.3(14)T
  • Cisco 2811 - 12.3(14)T
  • 3845 - 12.3(14)T
  • 3825 - 12.3(14)T

Physical Characteristics  
     Dimensions: 0.8" (20.3 mm) Height x 3.1" (78.7 mm) Width x 5.6" (142.2 mm) Depth
Technical Information  
     Application/Usage: Wide Area Network
     Limited Warranty: 90

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