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Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router
Cisco Small Business Routers
Secure Remote Access at the Heart of the Small Business Network
Dual WAN connections for load balancing and connection redundancy
Built-in 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch
Full IPsec VPN capabilities for up to 50 remote connections
Advanced stateful packet inspection firewall helps keep your network safe
Figure 1.
Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router
Product Overview
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router (Figure 1) is an advanced connection-sharing network
solution for your small business needs. Like any router, it lets multiple computers in your office
share a connection to a public or private network. However, with dual WAN ports, the Cisco RV042
lets you use a second connection as a backup to help you stay connected, or it can be used to
access a second provider to increase available bandwidth and balance traffic.
The Cisco RV042 also features a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Ethernet switch to connect four
PCs directly, or you can connect more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need.
The VPN capability creates encrypted “tunnels” through the Internet, based on IP Security (IPsec)
or Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), allowing up to 50 remote offices or traveling users to
securely connect into your office network from offsite. Users connecting through a VPN tunnel are
attached to your company’s network -- with secure access to files, email, and your intranet -- just
as if they were in the building. You can also use the VPN capability to allow users on your small
office network to securely connect to a corporate network.
The Cisco RV042 can serve as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server and has a
powerful stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most
known Internet attacks. It also supports the Trend Micro ProtectLink Gateway Security Service,
which enables you to dynamically block unwanted or unsafe URLs and emails. Configuration is a
snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.
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As the heart of your small office network, the connection-redundant Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN
Router gives you the connection reliability your business needs.
SPI firewall for maximum security
Two WAN ports for load-balanced connectivity to the Internet
4-port 10/100 switch supports automatic medium dependent interface (MDI) and MDI
crossover (MDI-X) and up to 200 Mbps of throughput per port
Dynamic URL and email scanning through the Trend Micro ProtectLink Gateway Security
Service (optional)
Full IPsec VPN capability using Data Encryption Standard (DES), Triple DES (3DES), and
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption algorithms
Support for MD5 and SHA authentication algorithms
Allows up to 50 simultaneous IPsec and 5 PPTP VPN tunnels
Management via web, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and setup wizards
for easy setup by administrators
Bandwidth management capabilities for improved quality of service (QoS)
Supports up to 50 QuickVPN users
Table 1 contains the specifications, package contents, and minimum requirements for the Cisco
RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router. The table also lists other Cisco devices the router works with.
Table 1.
Specifications for the Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router
IEEE 802.3, 802.3u
Four 10/100 RJ-45 ports, one 10/100 RJ-45 Internet port, one 10/100 RJ-45 DMZ/Internet
Cabling type
Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Category 5
System, DIAG, DMZ/Internet, DMZ Mode, 1 through 4
Network Address Translation
(NAT) throughput
100 Mbps
IPsec throughput
59 Mbps
SPI firewall
Access rules
Up to 50 entries
Port forwarding
Up to 30 entries
Port triggering
Up to 30 entries
URL filtering
Static list by domain or keywords (included), dynamic filtering through the ProtectLink
Gateway Security Service (optional)
Dual WANs
Can be configured for Smartlink backup or load balance
Protocol binding
Protocols can be bound to particular WAN port under load balancing
DHCP server, DHCP client
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DNS proxy, Dynamic DNS (DynDNS, 3322, PeanutHull)
Many-to-one, one-to-one
Network edge (DMZ)
DMZ port, DMZ host
Static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) versions 1 and 2
Supports SNMP versions 1 and 2c
Syslog, email alert
Port-based QoS
Configurable per LAN port
Service-based QoS
Supports rate control or priority
Rate control
Upstream/downstream bandwidth can be configured per service
Each service can be mapped to one of the 3 priority levels
50 IPsec tunnels for branch office connectivity
50 QuickVPN users for remote client access
Built-in PPTP server supporting 5 PPTP clients
DES, 3DES, AES-128, AES-192, AES-256
IPsec NAT Traversal (NAT-T)
Supported for gateway-to-gateway and client-to-gateway tunnels
VPN pass-through
PPTP, Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP), IPsec
5.12 x 1.52 x 7.87 in (130 x 38.5 x 200 mm)
1.27lb (0.5755 kg)
12V 1A
FCC Class B, CE Class B, cUL
Operating temperature
0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
Storage temperature
0ºC to 70ºC (32ºF to 158ºF)
Operating humidity
10% to 85% noncondensing
Storage humidity
5% to 90%, noncondensing
Package Contents
● Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router
● Wall-mount AC power adapter
● Setup CD with user guide in PDF format
● Ethernet cable
● Quick installation guide
Minimum Requirements
● Broadband connection for Internet connection sharing
● Network adapter with Ethernet network cable and TCP/IP installed per PC
● Web-based configuration: Java/cookies/SSL-enabled web browser
Also Works With:
Cisco SLM224G 24-Port 10/100
+ 2-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
24-port 10/100 + 2-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit smart switch with 2 combo Small Form Factor
Pluggable (SFPs)
Cisco WAP200 Wireless-G
Access Point
Wireless-G access point with Power over Ethernet and RangeBooster
Trend Micro ProtectLink
Gateway Security Service
5-seat license
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Product Warranty
3-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and 90-day limited software warranty.
Cisco Limited Warranty for Cisco Small Business Series Products
This Cisco Small Business product comes with a 3-year limited hardware warranty with return to
factory replacement and a 90-day limited software warranty. In addition, Cisco offers software
application updates for bug fixes and telephone technical support at no charge for the first 12
months following the date of purchase. To download software updates, go to:
Product warranty terms and other information applicable to Cisco products are available at
For More Information
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