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Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router Data Sheet

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Simple, Secure Connectivity for the Small Office and Home Office

Figure 1. Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router

The Cisco ® RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router provides simple, affordable, highly secure, business-class connectivity to the Internet from small and home offices and remote locations.
The Cisco RV215W has a USB port to enable 3G and 4G WAN connectivity that is perfect for remote regions or temporary connectivity. The RV215W delivers connectivity for small offices and remote workers with a high-speed 802.11n wireless access point; a 4-port 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet 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 business-class features, support for virtual networks that enable highly secure guest access, simple installation, and top-quality user experience takes basic connectivity for small businesses with five or fewer employees to a new level, delivering support for the latest technologies. See Figure 1.

Product Overview

The Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router features:

• High-speed, standards-based 802.11n wireless connectivity with fast throughput and broad coverage allows people to remain productive while away from their desks

• Integrated 4-port 10/100 switch easily connects computers, printers, IP phones, cameras, and other devices to your network

• Proven firewall with access rules and advanced wireless security keeps your business assets safe from predators

• Quality of service (QoS) support prioritizes voice, video, and data traffic to keep your business moving

• Separate "virtual" networks limit access to sensitive information and deliver highly secure wireless access to guests

• IP Security (IPsec) and Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN provides highly secure remote connectivity for Windows and Mac OS computers

• USB port allows 3G and 4G wireless Internet connectivity anywhere (USB data card required)

• IPv6, the latest version of the Internet Protocol, lets you take advantage of the newest technologies

• An intuitive, browser-based device manager gets you up and running quickly, so you can get back to your business

• Support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility

Figure 2. Back Panel of the Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router

 

Figure 3. Typical Configuration for Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router

Product Specifications

Table 1. Product Specifications for the Cisco RV215W

Feature

Description

Routing

• Static routing
• Dynamic routing
• Routing Information Protocol (RIP) v1 and v2
• Inter-VLAN routing

Layer 2

• 802.1Q-based VLANs
• 4 active VLANs (3 to 4094 range)

Network

• 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 DNS (DynDNS, TZO, no-ip.com, 3322.org)
• Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT)
• Port management
• Port mirroring
• Software-configurable network edge (DMZ) to any LAN IP address

IPv6

• Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6
• 6-to-4 tunneling
• Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 (RFC 2710)
• Stateless address auto-configuration
• DHCP v6 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 RIP for IPv6 (RIPng)
• IPv6 Rapid Deployment

Security

• Stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall
• Port forwarding and triggering
• Firewall access control lists and content filtering
• Denial-of-service (DoS) prevention
• MAC-based wireless access control
• Static URL blocking or keyword blocking
• Schedule-based Internet access policy
• HTTPS web access to the device manager
• Username/password complexity enforcement
• Self-signed SSL certificate
• Import and export certificate using Privacy-Enhanced Mail (PEM) format

VPN

• 5 IPsec client sessions using Cisco QuickVPN client
• 5 PPTP client sessions for remote client access
• Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
• Support for VPN pass-through of PPTP, L2TP, and IPsec
• 1 IPsec site-to-site tunnel for branch office VPN support

Quality of service (QoS)

• 802.1p port-based priority on LAN port, application-based priority on WAN port
• 4 priority queues
• Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) support
• Class of Service (CoS)
• Bandwidth management for service prioritization

Management

• Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3
• Event logging: local, syslog, email alerts
• Firmware updates through a web browser
• Imported/exported configuration files in simple text format
• Simple browser-based configuration (HTTP/HTTPS)
• Bonjour and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
• Network diagnostics: Ping, traceroute, and DNS lookup

Performance

• NAT throughput: 90 Mbps
• Concurrent sessions: 5000
• VPN throughput: 5 Mbps

Wireless LAN Specifications

Table 2. Wireless LAN Specifications for the Cisco RV215W

Feature

Description

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 fixed 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:

• -87 dBm at 11 Mbps
• -71 dBm at 54 Mbps
• -68 dBm at msc15, HT20 / -66dBm at mcs15, HT40°

Wireless Domain Services (WDS)

• Wireless signals can be repeated by up to 3 compatible devices

Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)

• WMM with QoS (802.11e), WMM power save (WMM-PS)

Active WLAN clients

• Up to 32 clients

Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)

• Up to 4 separate wireless networks

Wireless isolation

• Wireless isolation between clients

WLAN security

• WPS ( Wi-Fi Protected Setup), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) personal and enterprise, WPA2 personal and enterprise

System Specifications

Table 3. System Specifications for the Cisco RV215W

Feature

Description

WAN

One 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet WAN port

LAN

Four 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN ports

WLAN

Built-in 802.11n wireless access point

LEDs

Power, WPS, WAN, Wireless, LAN (ports 1-4)

Switch

Power button (on/off)

Physical dimensions (W x D x H) and weight

• 5.91 in. x 5.91 in. x 1.18 in. (150 mm x 150 mm x 30 mm)
• 0.61 lb (0.3 kg)

Power

12V 1.67A

Certifications

• FCC Class B
• CE
• IC
• UL
• cUL
• Wi-Fi
• C-Tick

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. Configuration Requirements for the Cisco RV215W

Feature

Description

Network adapter

PC with network adapter and Ethernet cable

Web-based configuration

Web browser

Ordering Information

Table 5. Ordering Information for the Cisco RV215W

Part Number

Product Name

RV215W-A-NA-K9

Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router (USA)

RV215W-E-G5-K9

Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router (Europe)

RV215W-A-AU-K9

Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router (Australia)

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