Linksys RV082: At a Glance
Linksys RV082, now part of Cisco Small Business Routers product line, is an advanced network router for small businesses with a growing mobile workforce. The Linksys RV082 securely extends your network to up to 100 simultaneous offsite users and helps your company stay connected to the Internet, even if your primary Internet provider's service is disrupted.
The following is an at-a-glance guide to the Linksys RV082.
Linksys RV082: Features & Benefits
- Connects up to eight computers via Ethernet (using the router's built-in, 8-port, full-duplex 10/100 Ethernet switch). Direct connections give computers maximum network performance and security. Or you can connect additional network hubs and switches to the RV082's ports, expanding your network as needed.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) capability securely connects up to 50 QuickVPN users and up to 100 users via IPSec tunnels. You can also connect multiple Linksys RV082-based networks via VPN, and simultaneously link up to five remote users via a point-to-point tunneling protocol.
- Ensures your Internet service never goes down. Dual Internet ports on the Linksys RV082 keep your business connected to two Internet sources. If one Internet source goes down, your workers can use the second as a backup. Alternatively, you can connect the two Linksys RV082 Internet ports to the same Internet service, to help balance traffic loads and reduce bottlenecks.
- Enhanced performance. The Linksys RV082 offers up to 200 Mbps of throughput per full-duplex local area network (LAN) port and up to 97 Mbps throughput for IPSec connections. Manage bandwidth for optimal performance by configuring separate Quality of Service (QoS) configurations for each LAN port.
- Protects computers against intruders and most known Internet attacks via the router's advanced (SPI) firewall. The RV082 also blocks many Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.
- Easily configurable security settings. Using a web browser-based interface, you can configure the router for Internet Protocol (IP) filtering for restricted Internet access; block Java, cookies, ActiveX, and HTTP proxy; and more.
Cisco Small Business Routers
As part of the Cisco Small Business Routers product line, the Linksys RV082 is now called the Cisco RV082 VPN Router.