Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router - RV180W-A-K9-NA

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by Daniel on 12/17/2013

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Product Overview

The Cisco RV180W is an affordable, high-performance, multi-function device designed for small businesses that can be used as a wireless router, access point, and bridge, offering flexible deployment options and long-term investment protection as your needs change. It delivers high-speed wired and wireless connectivity to multiple offices and remote employees. This router has support for IPv6 to future-proof your network. It is easy to configure and manage with intuitive browser-based tools and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The Cisco RV180W provides the ideal combination of affordability, reliability, and performance in a router designed specifically for small businesses.


Manufacturer Cisco Small Business
Mfg Part# RV180W-A-K9-NA
SKU 229409973
UPC 882658420436
UPC 14 00882658420436
Product Guide Click Here for the Cisco Small Business Store
Simplicity and ease of use: The Cisco RV180W router is easy to use and works right of the box; its intuitive web-based configuration tool (GUI) reduces setup time to minutes.
High-performance connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet on all ports for faster data transfer for bandwidth intensive applications. Wireless-N for greater throughout and coverage to those Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Secure remote access: Support for IP Security (IPsec) and Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN helps enable small businesses to extend secure connectivity of their network to remote offices and users, using encryption and authentication technologies
Investment protection: This multifunction device can function as a firewall, access point, and bridge to provide flexible deployment options and investment protection as your needs change
Expand your network: In client bridge mode, small businesses can easily expand their networks by connecting their secure wireless connection to a second Ethernet network (at Gigabit Ethernet speed) without cabling or installation costs
IPv6-enabled: Native support for IPv6 allows customers to take advantage of future networking applications and operating systems, without an equipment upgrade
Quality of service (QoS): QoS prioritizes network traffic to keep critical network applications running at top performance for voice, video, and data applications
Secure guest access: Support for separate "virtual" networks allows you to set up highly secure wireless and wired guest access through captive portal or “Wi-Fi hotspots”
Interoperability: Tested to work with other Cisco networking products on the network such as a switch, camera, or a network-attached storage (NAS) device. You can also run the device in firewall mode, access point mode, or bridge mode
Peace of mind: The Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty protects all Cisco RV Series products for the life of the product
Tech Specs
Standards 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)
Ports LAN, WAN
Switch Power button (on/off)
Buttons Reset
Cabling Type Category 5e or better
LEDs Power, WPS, WAN, wireless, LAN (ports 1–4), Additional LEDs for multifunction router, access point, bridge on RV180W
Operating System Linux
Network Protocols Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server
LAN Four (4) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit LAN ports with managed switch
WAN One (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit WAN port
WLAN Built-in high-speed 802.11n wireless access point / 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11n standard-based access point with 802.11b/g compatibility
Routing Protocols Static routing
Network Address Translation (NAT) 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)
IPv6 Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6
Network Edge (DMZ) Software configurable to any LAN IP address
Layer 2 802.1Q-based VLANS, 4 active VLANS
Firewall Stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, port forwarding and triggering, denial-of-service (DoS) prevention, software-based DMZ
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
WPS 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
IPsec VPN 10 gateway-to-gateway IPSec tunnels
QuickVPN 10 Quick VPN tunnels using Cisco QuickVPN client
PPTP VPN 10 PPTP tunnels for remote client access
Encryption Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
Authentication MD5/SHA1
VPN Pass-through IPsec/PPTP/Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) pass-through
QoS 802.1p port-based priority on LAN port, application-based priority on WAN port
Jumbo Frame Supports Jumbo Frame on Gigabit ports – at least 1536B
NAT Throughput 800 Mbps
Concurrent Sessions 12,000
IPsec VPN Throughput (3DES/AES) 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 (UPnP)
Event Logging Local, syslog, email alerts
Network Diagnostics Ping, Traceroute, and DNS Lookup
Upgradability Firmware upgradable through web browser, imported/exported configuration file
System Time Supports NTP, Day Light Savings, Manual entry
Languages GUI supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese
Radio and modulation type 802.11b: direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS), 802.11g: orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), 802.11n: OFDM
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
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) WMM with QoS (802.1e), WMM power save (WMM-PS)
Power 12V 1A
Certifications 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
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