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Cisco RV180 VPN Router Data Sheet

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Secure, high-performance connectivity at a price you can afford.

Figure 1. Cisco RV180 VPN Router (Front Panel)


• Affordable, high-performance Gigabit Ethernet ports allow large file transfers and accommodates media rich applications

• IP Security (IPsec) site-to-site VPN provides highly secure connectivity for remote employees and multiple offices

• Integrated firewall, robust authentication, and access control safeguard sensitive business data

• Easy to set up and use with wizard-based configuration

As business applications become more powerful and complex, they are also increasing demands on your network. To stay productive and keep in touch with customers, business partners, and colleagues, your employees need reliable, high-performance connectivity - inside and outside the office.
The Cisco RV180 VPN Router delivers highly secure broadband connectivity and remote access for multiple offices and remote workers. Designed specifically for small businesses, it delivers a comprehensive combination of business-class features and ease of use in one affordable solution.
The Cisco RV180 features a built-in 4-port Gigabit Ethernet managed switch that lets you connect network devices and transfer files and data at high speed. 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 help you connect remote users or additional offices, the Cisco RV180offers 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.
Easy to set up and use right out of the box, the router features a simple wizard-based configuration to get you up and running in minutes.
With the Cisco RV180 VPN Router, you can take advantage of enterprise-class performance, security, and reliability - at a price your small business can afford.


• Built-in 4-port Gigabit managed switch delivers faster data transfer for bandwidth-intensive applications

• Sophisticated QoS prioritizes network traffic for demanding voice, video, and data applications

• IPSec VPN tunneling support lets you extend secure network connectivity to remote offices and users with advanced encryption and authentication

• Separate virtual network support helps enable secure guest access and helps safeguard sensitive data

• 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

Figure 2. Cisco RV180 VPN Router (Back Panel)


Figure 3. Typical Configuration for Cisco RV180 VPN Router

Table 1 lists the specifications of the Cisco RV180 VPN Router.

Table 1. Specifications




IEEE, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.1D, 802.1p, 802.11e, 802.11w (Rapid Spanning Tree) 802.1X (security authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN),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, WAN, LAN (ports 1-4)

Operating system



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)
• Dynamic Domain Name System (TZO, DynDNS,
• 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

Routing Protocols

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

Network Address Translation (NAT) Protocol

Port Address Translation (PAT), Network Address Port Translation (NAPT)

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

Certificate Management

Self-signed SSL certificate, import/export certificate using Privacy-Enhanced Mail (PEM) format

User Privileges

2 levels of access: admin and guest



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), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)



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 Support

• 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 (UPnP)

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, daylight savings, manual entry


GUI supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese



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

Part Number

Product Name


Cisco RV180 VPN Router (Australia & New Zealand)


Cisco RV180 VPN Router (Japan)


Cisco RV180 VPN Router (China)


Cisco RV180 VPN Router (Europe, Emerging, Asia)


Cisco RV180 VPN Router (U.S, Canada and LATAM)

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