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Cisco Systems 16-Port Asynchronous Serial HWIC

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Model HWIC-16A

Manufacturer Part#  HWIC-16A=

UPC Code: 746320920191

Provantage Code:  CSCE00P

  • Product Type: HWIC
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 230.40 kbit/s
  • Application/Usage: Wide Area Network

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Cisco Systems HWIC-16A= Specifications

    16-Port Asynchronous Serial HWIC


    The HWIC-16A provides 16 ports of async interfaces operating at speeds up to 230.4 Kbps. 16-Port Asynchronous High-Speed WAN Interface Card use two high-density 8-port connectors.Serial and asynchronous high-speed WAN interface card (HWIC) provides highly flexible connections for Cisco integrated services routers. This HWIC helps customers to enable applications such as WAN aggregation, legacy protocol transport, console server, and dial access server. Customers can mix and match HWIC to tailor cost-effective solutions for common networking problems such as remote network management, external dial-modem access, low-density WAN aggregation, legacy protocol transport, and high port density support.


General Information
Product Name16-Port Asynchronous Serial HWIC
Manufacturer Part NumberHWIC-16A=
Product TypeHWIC
Technical Information
Application / UsageWide Area Network
Interfaces / Ports Details16 x Asynchronous Serial WAN

16 x Asynchronous Serial RS-232 WAN

Media & Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate230.40 kbit/s
Physical Characteristics
Limited Warranty90

90 Day

Other Information
Data Transfer Rate28.80 kB/s
Additional Information
  • The HWIC-16A 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)

Cisco IOS Software is Release 12.3(14)T

Supplies/Accessories for Cisco Systems HWIC-16A=

Cisco Systems Cisco 2600 Male DB-25 Modem Connector

Mfg Part# CAB-25AS-MMOD=

Cisco Systems High Density 8 Port EIA-232 ASYNC Cable Spare

Mfg Part# CAB-HD8-ASYNC=

The Following Are Compatible With Cisco Systems HWIC-16A=

Cisco Systems 2951 with 3 Ge 4 Ehwic 3 DSP-2 SM 256MB CF512MB DRAM

Mfg Part# CISCO2951/K9

Cisco Systems 2901 Sec Bundle with Security License-Pak

Mfg Part# CISCO2901-SEC/K9

Cisco Systems 2911 with 3 Ge 4 Ehwic 2DSP1-SM 256MB CF 512MB DRAM

Mfg Part# CISCO2911/K9

Cisco Systems 2921 with 3 Ge 4 EHWIC3 DSP1-256MB CF 512MB DRAM IPB

Mfg Part# CISCO2921/K9

Cisco Systems 2901 with 2 Ge 4 Ehwic 2 DSP-256MB CF 512MB DRAM Ip

Mfg Part# CISCO2901/K9

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