Cisco RV180W Multifunction VPN Router

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Cisco RV180W Multifunction VPN Router
Reliable business-class multifunction router that evolves with your business needs
Figure 1.
Cisco RV180W Multifunction VPN Router (Front Panel)
Affordable, high-performance Gigabit Ethernet ports enable large files and multiple users
Versatile device can function either as a wireless router, wireless bridge, or wireless repeater
Wireless-N access point provides highly secure untethered connectivity
IP Security (IPsec) site-to-site VPN helps enables secure connectivity for remote employees and
multiple offices
Built-in secure policy index (SPI) firewall, robust authentication, and access control safeguard
sensitive business data
Easy to set up and use with wizard-based configuration
In a dynamic business environment, your network needs to be more powerful, flexible, and accessible
than ever. Your employees need the ability to stay connected to the people and services they need –
inside and outside the office. And your network needs the agility to meet constantly changing business
The Cisco RV180W Multifunction VPN Router delivers highly secure broadband connectivity, high-speed
wireless networking, and remote access for multiple offices and remote workers. Built for maximum
flexibility, it delivers a comprehensive combination of business-class features and ease of use in a
scalable solution that is priced for small businesses.
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The Cisco RV180W features a built-in 4-port Gigabit Ethernet managed switch that lets you connect
network devices and transfer files and data at high speed, providing the power and performance you
need to keep multiple employees productive. Intelligent quality of service (QoS) features let you prioritize
network traffic to keep critical network applications like voice and video running at their best.
To provide untethered connectivity to employees throughout the office, the Cisco RV180W also includes
support for wireless-N technology. This multifunction device can serve either as a wireless router,
wireless access point, wireless bridge, or repeater, providing investment protection and flexibility when
business needs change. You can get started using the RV180W in the way that best meets your needs,
then change modes, and repurpose the solution as your business and network grow, resulting in
maximum return on your technology investment.
For employees who need to connect from home, on the road, or from remote offices, the Cisco RV180W
features integrated enterprise-class encryption and authentication, including support for IPsec and Pointto-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN client connections and IPsec gateway-to-gateway VPN tunnels.
Advanced virtual network support lets you set up wireless guest access hotspots to provide highly secure
connectivity to clients and visitors.
Easy to set up and use right out of the box, both solutions feature simple wizard-based configuration to
get you up and running in minutes.
The Cisco RV180W VPN Router is a cost-effective way to provide business-class performance, security,
and reliability your employees need today, with the flexibility to change as your business evolves.
Figure 2.
Cisco RV180W Multifunction VPN Router (Back Panel)
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Figure 3.
Typical Configuration for Cisco RV180W Multifunction VPN Router
Built-in 4-port Gigabit managed switch delivers faster data transfer for bandwidth-intensive applications
Wireless-N (2.4 GHz) support provides enhanced wireless throughput and coverage
Client bridge mode lets you expand your network by connecting your secure wireless connection
to a second Ethernet network – without cabling and installation
IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunneling support lets you extend highly secure network
connectivity to remote offices and users using advanced encryption and authentication
Sophisticated QoS prioritizes network traffic for demanding voice, video, and data applications
Separate virtual network support helps enable secure guest access and helps safeguard sensitive data
Secure guest access helps enable safe wireless connectivity for visitors
IPv6 support lets you employ future networking applications and operating systems without costly
Browser-based setup and configuration wizards help enable fast, simple deployment
Smooth, tested interoperability with other Cisco networking products makes it easy to add
switches, phone and voice, and video surveillance
Table 1 lists the specifications of the Cisco RV180W VPN Router.
Table 1.
IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.1D, 802.1p, 802.11e, 802.11w (Rapid
Spanning Tree) 802.1X (security authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.11i (Wi-Fi Protected Access
[WPA2] security), 802.11e (wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460), Routing Information
Protocol (RIP) v1 (RFC 1058), RIP v2 (RFC 1723)
Power button (on/off)
Cabling Type
Category 5e or better
Power, WPS, WAN, wireless, LAN (ports 1–4), Additional LEDs for multifunction router, access
point, bridge on RV180W
Operating System
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Network Protocols
● Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server
● Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
● Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
● Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
● DNS proxy
● DHCP relay agent
● IGMP proxy and multicast forwarding
● Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
● Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT)
● One-to-One NAT
● Port management
● Port mirroring
● Software configurable DMZ to any LAN IP address
● Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Application Layer Gateways (ALG)
● Four (4) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit LAN ports with managed switch
● One (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit WAN port
● Built-in high-speed 802.11n wireless access point
Routing Protocols
● Static routing
● Dynamic routing
● RIP v1 and v2
● Inter-VLAN routing
Network Address Translation
Port Address Translation (PAT), Network Address Port Translation (NAPT) protocol
VLAN Support
Port-based and 802.1Q tag-based VLANs
Number of VLANs
4 active VLANs (3-4096 range)
● Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6
● 6to4 tunneling
● Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 (RFC2710)
● Stateless address auto-configuration
● DHCPv6 Server for IPv6 Clients on LAN
● DHCP v6 client for WAN connectivity
● Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) v6
● Static IPv6 Routing
● Dynamic IPv6 Routing with RIPng
Network Edge (DMZ)
Software configurable to any LAN IP address
Layer 2
802.1Q-based VLANS, 4 active VLANS
Stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, port forwarding and triggering, denial-of-service (DoS)
prevention, software-based DMZ
DoS Attacks Prevented:
SYN Flood Detect Rate (max/sec)
Echo Storm (ping pkts/sec)
ICMP Flood (ICMP pkts/sec)
Block UDP Flood
Block TCP Flood
Block Java, Cookies, Active-C, HTTP Proxy
Access Control
IP access control lists; MAC-based wireless access control
Content Filtering
Static URL blocking or keyword blocking
Secure Management
HTTPS, username/password complexity
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Certificate Management
Self-signed SSL certificate, import/export certificate using Privacy-Enhanced Mail (PEM) format
User Privileges
2 levels of access: admin and guest
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10 gateway-to-gateway IPSec tunnels
10 Quick VPN tunnels using Cisco QuickVPN client
10 PPTP tunnels for remote client access
Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
VPN Pass-through
IPsec/PPTP/Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) pass-through
Quality of Service
● 802.1p port-based priority on LAN port, application-based priority on WAN port
● 4 queues
● Differentiated Services Code Point support (DSCP)
● Class of Service (CoS)
● Bandwidth Management for service prioritization
Jumbo Frame
Supports Jumbo Frame on Gigabit ports – at least 1536B
NAT Throughput
800 Mbps
Concurrent Sessions
IPsec VPN Throughput
50 Mbps
Web User Interface
Simple, browser-based configuration (HTTP/HTTPS)
Management Protocols
Web browser, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3, Bonjour, Universal Plug and Play
Event Logging
Local, syslog, email alerts
Network Diagnostics
Ping, Traceroute, and DNS Lookup
Firmware upgradable through web browser, imported/exported configuration file
System Time
Supports NTP, Day Light Savings, Manual entry
GUI supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese
Radio and modulation type
802.11b: direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS), 802.11g: orthogonal frequency division
multiplexing (OFDM), 802.11n: OFDM
2.4GHz IEEE 802.11n standard-based access point with 802.11b/g compatibility
Operating channels
11 North America, 13 most of Europe, auto channels selection
Wireless isolation
Wireless isolation between clients
External antennas
2 fixed antennas
Antenna gain in dBi
1.8 dBi
Transmit power
802.11b: 17 dBm +/- 1.5 dBm; 802.11g: 15 dBm +/- 1.5 dBm; 802.11n: 12.5 dBm +/- 1.5 dBm
Receiver sensitivity
-87 dBm at 11 Mbps, -71 dBm at 54 Mbps, -68 dBm at mcs15, HT20, -66 dBm at mcs15, HT40
Radio Frequency
Single-band, works on 2.4GHz
Wireless Domain Service (WDS) Allows wireless signals to be repeated by up to 3 compatible devices
Operating Modes
Multifunction device-wireless router, access point mode with WDS, Point-to-Point Bridge mode with
WDS, Point-Multi Point Bridge mode with WDS, Repeater mode with WDS
Active WLAN clients
Recommended 10 concurrent client (max 16) in wireless router mode; and 20 concurrent client
(max32) in wireless Access Point mode
Multiple SSIDs
Supports multiple Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs), up to 4 separate virtual networks
Wireless VLAN map
Supports SSID to VLAN mapping with wireless client isolation
WLAN security
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-ENT, 802.11i
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Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
WMM with QoS (802.1e), WMM power save (WMM-PS)
12V 1A
FCC class B, CE, IC, Wi-Fi
Operating temperature
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20° to 70°C (–4° to 158°F)
Operating humidity
10 to 85 percent noncondensing
Storage humidity
5 to 90 percent noncondensing
Table 2.
Ordering Information
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