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Reliable business-class multifunction router that evolves with your business needs

Manufacturer: Cisco
Model: RV180W
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  • 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 needs.

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.

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 Point-to-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.


  • 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 upgrades
  • 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


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

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
        ● GMP proxy and multicast forwarding
        ● Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
        ● Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT)
        ● One-to-One NAT
        ● Port management
        ● Software configurable DMZ to any LAN IP address
        ● Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Application Layer Gateways (ALG)

LAN:  Four (4) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit LAN ports with managed switch
WAN:  One (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit WAN port
Routing Protocols:  ● Static routing
        ● Dynamic routing
        ● RIP v1 and v2
        ● Inter-VLAN 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
           ●   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


Firewall: 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

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

Quality of Service
QoS:  ●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: 12,000
IPsec VPN Throughput
(3DES/AES): 50 Mbps

Radio and modulation type: 802.11b: direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS), 802.11g: orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), 802.11n: OFDM
WLAN: 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
Radio Frequency: Single-band, works on 2.4GHz
Wireless Domain Service (WDS): Allows wireless signals to be repeated by up to 3 compatible devices
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM): WMM with QoS (802.1e), WMM power save (WMM-PS)