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I am wondering you you installed EHWIC gig switch, in my case a 4 port, would those switch ports be able to act as interfaces for DMZ, VLAN, etc... ports for routing?

Or are they just plain old layer 2 switch ports that are nothing more than a switch? Thanks!
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IIRC between switch ports is L2 however you can facilitate L3 between other interfaces and the WIC.
At least that how it was for the ESW modules. It looks like you'd have to send everything to the router and rely on that for any L3 policies though.
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Cisco Gigabit EHWICs are 10/100/1000 BaseT Layer 2 gigabit Ethernet switches with Layer 3 routing
capability. Layer 3 routing is done on the host router.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/software/feature/guide/geshwic_cfg.pdf
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Thanks. I may need to purchase a 4 port EHWIC in the near future. I appreciate it.
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