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Cisco RV220W Network Security Firewall Data Sheet

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High-Performance, Highly Secure Connectivity for the Small Office

The Cisco ® RV220W Network Security Firewall lets small offices enjoy secure, reliable, wired and wireless, broadband connectivity - to the Internet, other offices, and employees working remotely. This high-performance wireless router helps improve productivity by providing fast access to the large files and rich media applications your employees use every day.
Designed to provide greater flexibility for highly secure, remote connections, the RV220W supports both IP Security (IPsec) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, often referred to as hybrid VPN. IPsec VPN enables other offices to connect just as if they were physically connected to the primary business network. SSL VPN, which allows secure connections through any web browser, is application-specific, offering a means of extending controlled access to business partners and others, without compromising critical data.
To help further safeguard your network and data, the Cisco RV220W includes business-class security features and optional cloud-based Web filtering. Setup is simple, using a browser-based configuration utility and wizards.

Figure 1. Cisco RV220W Network Security Firewall


• High-performance Gigabit Ethernet connections, internally and externally, plus a built-in wireless-N access point, speeds file transfers to improve productivity

• 4-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet switch

• Selectable, dual-band wireless radio helps reduce interference to improve wireless performance

• Hybrid VPN (IPsec and SSL VPN) features enable secure access for other offices, employees working remotely, and business partners

• Proven firewall, support for separate virtual networks, and strong wireless security help protect the network and business assets

• Intuitive, browser-based device manager with setup wizards makes installation and use easy

Figure 2 shows the back panel of the Cisco RV220W. Figure 3 shows a typical configuration.

Figure 2. Back Panel of the Cisco RV220W

Figure 3. Typical Configuration

Product Specifications

Table 1 lists the product specifications for the Cisco RV220W.

Table 1. Product Specifications




• IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b,
• 802.3, 802.3u
• 802.1X (security authentication)
• 802.1Q (VLAN)
• 802.11i (Wi-Fi Protected Access [WPA2] security)
• 802.11e (wireless quality of service [QoS])
• IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460)
• Routing Information Protocol (RIP) v1 (RFC 1058), RIP v2 (RFC 1723)

Network protocols

• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, DHCP relay agent
• Static IP
• Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
• Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
• Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
• Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
• Dynamic DNS (DDNS) (DynDNS, TZO)

Routing protocols

• Static
• RIP v1, v2

NAT protocol

• Port Address Translation (PAT)
• Network Address Port Translation (NAPT), NAT traversal, one-to-one NAT
• Session Initiation Protocol Application Layer Gateway (SIP ALG)


• Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6
• 6-to-4
• Stateless address auto-configuration
• DHCP v6
• Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) v6

Network edge (DMZ)

Software configurable on any IP address

VLAN support

Port-based and 802.1q tag-based VLANs, inter-VLAN routing

Number of VLANs

16 active VLANs (1-4096 range)



Stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, firewall rules

Access control

MAC-based access control, IP/MAC binding, wireless profiles

Content filtering

Static URL blocking, keyword blocking, approved URL

Secure management

HTTPS, username/password, X.509 v3 certificates

802.1x supplicant

Port-based RADIUS authentication (Extensible Authentication Protocol [EAP] MD5, Protected EAP [PEAP])


X.509 v3 certificates, certificate upload using PEM format



25 IPsec site-to-site tunnels


25 QuickVPN tunnels for remote client access


5 SSL VPN tunnels

SSL VPN platforms

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista 32 and 64-bit/Windows 7; Mac OSX 10.4+


10 PPTP tunnels for remote access


Data Encryption Standard (DES), Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption (128, 192, 256-bit)


MD5/SHA1 authentication

VPN pass-through


Advanced VPN

Dead Peer Detection (DPD), IPsec NAT traversal, Group VPN

Quality of Service

Prioritization types

802.1p port-based priority on LAN port, application-based priority on WAN port


4 queues


NAT throughput

800 Mbps

Concurrent sessions


IPsec VPN throughput
(3DES / AES)

90 Mbps

SSL VPN throughput

25 Mbps


Web user interface

Simple browser-based device manager (HTTP/HTTPS)


Management protocols

Web browser, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 1, 2c, 3, Bonjour, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)

Event logging

Local, syslog, email alerts, packet captures


Firmware upgradable through web browser, imported/exported configuration in text format

Wireless LAN Specification

Table 2 lists the wireless specifications for the Cisco RV220W.

Table 2. Wireless Specifications



Product Dimensions (W x H x D)

8.66" x 1.54" x 6.69"

220 mm x 39 mm x 170 mm


1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet WAN

4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN



• 802.11 b/g/a/n
• Binary phase-shift keying (BPSK)
• Quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK),
• Quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM): 16-QAM, 64-QAM



• 2.4 GHz: channels 1-11
• 5.15 - 5.25 GHz: channels 36, 40, 44, 48
• 5.725 - 5.825 GHz: channels 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

Channel selection

Auto channel selection

External antennas

Two detachable antennae with reverse SMA connectors

Internal antenna

One fixed internal antenna

Antenna gain in dBi

Two omni-directional antennae with maximum 2 dBi gain

One directional internal antenna with maximum 6.6 dBi gain

Transmit power

• 802.11b: 17.5 dBm +/- 1.5 dBm
• 802.11g: 17.5 dBm +/- 1.5 dBm
• 802.11a: 13.5 dBm +/- 1.5 dBm
• 802.11n: 13.5 dBm +/- 1.5 dBm

Receiver sensitivity

• 802.11b: -90 dBm @11 Mbps
• 802.11g: -74 dBm @54 Mbps
• 802.11a: -71 dBm @54 Mbps
• 802.11n: -66 dBm @270 Mbps (2.4 GHz)
• 802.11n: -63 dBm @270 Mbps (5 GHz)  

Multiple SSIDs

Supports multiple SSIDs, up to 4 separate virtual networks with separate wireless profiles

Wireless VLAN map

Supports SSID to VLAN mapping with wireless client isolation


Wireless multimedia with QoS (802.1e)


Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) power save

Wireless Distribution System (WDS)

Allows wireless signals to be repeated by up to 4 compatible repeaters

System Specifications

Table 3 lists the system specifications for the Cisco RV220W.

Table 3. System Specifications




12V 1A


FCC class B, IC

Operating temperature

0º to 40ºC (32º to 104ºF)

Storage temperature

-20º to 70ºC (-4º to 158ºF)

Operating humidity

10% to 85% noncondensing

Storage humidity

5% to 90% noncondensing

Ordering Information

Table 4 lists ordering information for the Cisco RV220W.

Table 4. Ordering Information

Part Number

Product Name


Cisco RV220W Network Security Firewall ( USA)

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