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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Network Interface Modules (NIM)
Product Type: NIM-VAB-A
Original price $0.00 - Original price $600.00
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$0.00 - $600.00
Current price $600.00
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Product Description

The NIM-VAB-A is an internal form factor network interface module designed for use with Cisco 4300 and 4400 Series ISRs, featuring a single RJ-11 port supporting VDSL2 and ADSL2/2+ connectivity. It is equipped with a Broadcom processor and supports ADSL over POTS, along with multimode functionality for versatile connectivity options. With dimensions of 3.5 in. (W) x 1.25 in. (H) x 7.25 in. (D) and weighing 0.40 lbs, this module integrates seamlessly into the specified ISR models, providing reliable wired connectivity.

Key Feature for the NIM-VAB-A

  • What is the form factor of the networking module compatible with Cisco 4300 and 4400 Series ISRs?
    The form factor is internal.
  • How many ports does the module have?
    It has 1 port.
  • Can the module support both ADSL2 and VDSL2?
    Yes, it supports ADSL2, ADSL2+, and VDSL2 digital signaling protocols.
  • What are the dimensions of this networking module?
    The dimensions are 3.5 inches in width, 1.25 inches in height, and 7.25 inches in depth.
  • Is the module designed for multimode operation?
    Yes, it is designed for multimode operation.
  • What type of processor does the module use?
    It uses a Broadcom processor.
  • What type of connectivity technology is employed by the module?
    The module employs wired connectivity technology.
  • What is the weight of the networking module?
    The weight is 0.40 lbs.
  • Which series of ISR routers is the module intended for?
    It is intended for use with Cisco 4300 and 4400 Series ISRs.
  • What interface does the module provide for connectivity?
    It provides 1 VDSL2 - RJ-11 interface for connectivity.

Product Review

The Cisco NIM-VAB-A module, designed for Cisco 4300 and 4400 Series ISRs, supports a single VDSL2 RJ-11 interface, facilitating multimode VDSL2 and ADSL2/2+ WAN connectivity. Its internal form factor, measuring 3.5 inches in width, 1.25 inches in height, and 7.25 inches in depth, and weighing 0.40 lbs, allows for seamless integration within the compatible ISR models. However, its reliance on a single Broadcom processor and the limitation of just one port may restrict performance scalability and flexibility in diverse network environments.


The Cisco NIM-VAB-A is a versatile network interface module designed to enhance the connectivity and performance of Cisco 4300 and 4400 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs). This internal form factor module is engineered to support a wide range of digital signaling protocols including ADSL2, ADSL2+, and VDSL2, as well as ADSL over Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS), making it a flexible solution for various types of network architectures. With dimensions of 3.5 inches in width, 1.25 inches in height, and 7.25 inches in depth, and weighing only 0.40 lbs, the Cisco NIM-VAB-A is compact yet powerful. Its design is optimized for easy integration into the specified ISR models, ensuring a seamless fit and efficient use of space within the router chassis. The module is equipped with a single RJ-11 interface for VDSL2 connectivity, enabling high-speed internet access and efficient data transmission. This single port supports multimode functionality, allowing for compatibility with both VDSL2 and ADSL2/2+ WAN connections. This feature ensures that the module can adapt to various service provider requirements and network settings, providing enhanced flexibility and scalability for growing business needs. At the heart of the Cisco NIM-VAB-A is a Broadcom processor, chosen for its proven reliability and performance in handling complex data transmissions. This powerful processor ensures the module can efficiently process and route data, maintaining high-speed connectivity and minimizing latency. Key features include: - Multimode VDSL2 and ADSL2/2+ WAN connectivity: This allows for flexible and high-speed internet access, ensuring that the module can accommodate different types of broadband services. - Broadcom processor: Delivers reliable and efficient data processing capabilities, ensuring high performance and reduced latency in data transmission. - Compatibility with Cisco 4300 and 4400 Series ISRs: Designed specifically for these router series, the module integrates seamlessly, enhancing the routers' functionality and connectivity options. The Cisco NIM-VAB-A's wired connectivity technology, coupled with its support for advanced digital signaling protocols, makes it an essential component for businesses looking to optimize their network infrastructure. Its compatibility with Cisco 4300 and 4400 Series ISRs ensures that organizations can leverage their existing network equipment, reducing the need for extensive hardware upgrades. In summary, the Cisco NIM-VAB-A network interface module offers a compact, efficient, and flexible solution for enhancing network connectivity and performance. Its support for multimode VDSL2 and ADSL2/2+ WAN connections, powered by a reliable Broadcom processor, makes it a valuable addition to any Cisco 4300 or 4400 Series ISR deployment. Whether for small business networks or enterprise-level applications, this module provides the necessary tools for high-speed, reliable internet access and data transmission.


Item Number NIM-VAB-A
Produced by Cisco
Ports Quantity Single Port
Supports Multimode Yes
Compatible Devices Cisco ISR 4300 and 4400 Series
Dimensions (Width) 3.5 inches
Dimensions (Height) 1.25 inches
Dimensions (Depth) 7.25 inches
Product Weight 0.40 pounds
Installation Type Internal
Communication Standards VDSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL2, and ADSL over POTS
Type of Connection Cable
CPU Manufacturer Broadcom
Connection Ports 1 x RJ-11 for VDSL2
WAN Interface VDSL2 and ADSL2/2+ Multimode

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