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Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

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Take Basic Connectivity to a New Level

The Cisco ® RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines highly secure connectivity - to the Internet as well as from other locations and remote workers - with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port switch, an intuitive, browser-based device manager, and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, all at a very affordable price. Its combination of high performance, business-class features and top-quality user experience takes basic connectivity to a new level (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

Product Overview

The Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall features:

• High-speed, standards-based 802.11n wireless connectivity to help employees stay productive while away from their desks

• Integrated 4-port 10/100 switch with quality of service (QoS) support for enhanced voice, video and data traffic

• Support for separate "virtual" networks enables you to control access to sensitive information and to set up highly secure wireless guest access

• IP Security (IPsec) VPN support with hardware acceleration to deliver highly secure, high-performance connections to multiple locations and traveling employees

• Support for static routing, Routing Information Protocol (RIP) versions 1 and 2, and inter-VLAN routing to enable flexible connection sharing

• Proven stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, plus advanced wireless security to help keep business assets safe

• Simplified configuration through an intuitive, browser-based device manager

• Support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility

Figure 2 shows back panel of the Cisco RV120W. Figure 3 shows a typical configuration using the firewall.

Figure 2. Back Panel of the Cisco RV120W

Figure 3. Typical Configuration

Product Specifications

Table 1 gives the product specifications for the Cisco RV120W.

Table 1. Product Specifications




• Static routing
• RIP v1 and v2
• Inter-VLAN routing

Layer 2

• 802.1q -based VLANs
• 4 active VLANs (1 to 4094 range)


• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, DHCP relay agent
• Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
• DNS Proxy
• IGMP Proxy and multicast forwarding
• Dynamic Domain Name System (DynDNS, TZO)
• Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), Network Address Port Translation (NAPT), Session Initiation Protocol Application Layer Gateway (SIP ALG), NAT traversal, one-to-one NAT
• Multiple DHCP pools
• Port Management


• Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6
• Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 (RFC2710)
• Stateless address auto-configuration
• DHCP v6
• Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) v6


Access control:

• IP access control lists (ACLs)
• MAC-based wireless access control


• SPI firewall
• Port forwarding and triggering
• DoS prevention
• Software based DMZ

Content filtering:

• Static URL blocking or keyword blocking

Secure management:

• Username/password


• Port-based RADIUS authentication (Extensible Authentication Protocol [EAP], Protected EAP [PEAP])

Certificate management

• X.509 v3 certificates
• Certificate upload using PEM format


• 10 QuickVPN tunnels for remote client access
• 10 IPsec site-to-site tunnels for branch office connectivity
• Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption
• Message Digest Algorithm 5 (MD5)/Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA1) authentication
• Dead Peer Detection (DPD)
• IPsec NAT traversal
• VPN pass-through of PPTP, L2TP, IPsec

Quality of Service

• 802.1p port-based priority on LAN port, application-based priority on WAN port
• 4 queues
• DiffServ support
• Traffic Metering


• Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) versions 1, 2c and v3
• Event logging: local, syslog, email alerts
• Firmware upgradable through web browser; imported/exported configuration in text format
• Simple browser-based configuration (HTTP/HTTPS)
• UPnP, Bonjour
• Network diagnostics with packet captures


• NAT throughput: 95 Mbps
• 1000 concurrent sessions
• VPN throughput: 25 Mbps

Wireless LAN Specifications

Table 2 gives the wireless specifications for the Cisco RV120W.

Table 2. Wireless LAN Specifications



WLAN hardware

IEEE 802.11n standard-based access point with 802.11b/g compatibility

Radio and modulation type:

• 802.11b: direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS)
• 802.11g/n: orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
• 2 omnidirectional 1.8 dBi gain external antennas

Operating channels:

• 11 in North America
• 13 in most of Europe
• Automatic channel selection

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:

• 802.11b: 11 Mbps@ -90 dBm
• 802.11g: 54 Mbps @ -74 dBm
• 802.11n: 270 Mbps @ -71 dBm

Wireless Domain Services (WDS):

• Allows wireless signals to be repeated by up to 2 compatible receivers

Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM):

• WMM with QoS (802.11e)
• WMM Power Save (WMM-PS)

Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)

• Up to 4 separate virtual networks

Wireless VLAN

• Support for SSID to VLAN mapping with wireless client isolation

WLAN security

• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2, 802.11i)

System Specifications

Table 3 gives the system specifications for the Cisco RV120W.

Table 3. System Specifications




10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet WAN port


4-port 10/100 Mbps switch with support for VLAN and QoS


Built-in high-speed 802.11n wireless access point

Physical dimensions and weight

• W x D x H = 5.91 in. x 5.91 in. x 1.34 in. (150 mm x 150 mm x 34 mm)
• Weight: 1.10 lb (0.5 kg)


12V 1A


• FCC Class B
• CE
• IC
• Wi-Fi

Environmental operating range

• 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% noncondensing
• Storage humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing

Configuration Requirements

Table 4 lists the configuration requirements for the Cisco RV120W.

Table 4. Configuration Requirements



Network adapter

PC with network adapter and Ethernet cable

Web-based configuration

Web browser

Ordering Information

Table 5 gives ordering information for the Cisco RV120W.

Table 5. Ordering Information

Part Number

Product Name


Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (USA)


Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Europe)


Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Australia)


Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (China)


Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Canadian French)


Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Argentina)

Warranty Information

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