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This article aims to provide answers to the frequently asked questions about the Cisco
RV34x Series Dual WAN Gigabit VPN Routers.
The Cisco RV34x Series Dual Wide Area Network (WAN) Gigabit Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Security Routers are next generation high performance routers with Web Security and Cisco Anyconnect VPN. These
routers are available in models with four to 16 Local Area Network (LAN) ports and Power over Ethernet (PoE), making
it ideal for small networks with increased security needs.The Cisco RV34x Series Dual WAN Gigabit VPN Routers come
with powerful dynamic web
filters assigned to classes of devices and endpoints increase productivity and enforce network and computer
1. What are the differences between the Cisco RV34x Series and the RV32x Series Routers?
The differences between the RV34x Series and the RV32x Series Routers are the following:
Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) support for Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac OS X
Application visibility and control
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN client support
Models with Wireless, PoE and more LAN ports
Automatic software updates
2. What models are available in the RV34X series?
The following models are available:
RV340 — Dual WAN with four LAN ports
RV340W — Dual WAN with four LAN ports and an integrated 802.11ac wireless access point
RV345 — Dual WAN with 16 LAN ports
RV345P - Dual WAN with 16 LAN ports, 8 being PSE (PoE) ports
3. What is Application Visibility and Control (AVC)?
Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC) monitors application performance and
troubleshoots issues that arise on the network. The RV34x Series Routers feature AVC and can identify traffic
passing from LAN to WAN and WAN to LAN by application such as Skype, Office 365, and WhatsApp. It can identify
approximately 500 applications. The applications can be blocked by local IP groups or client ID. Click here to learn more.
In addition, unique WAN policies (priority and shaping) can be defined for most
applications. The router comes with a 90-day trial to the service. After the trial expires, the
LS-RV34X-SEC-1YR=license has to be purchased to maintain the service.
4. What is client
The RV34x series can classify LAN clients by the OS type (Windows, Mac OS X, iOS,
Android, and so on). The router comes with a 90-day trial to the service. After the trial expires, the
LS-RV34x-SEC-1YR=license has to be purchased to maintain the service.
5. What are the optional license part numbers?
There are two optional licenses for the RV34x Series Routers.
LS-RV34X-SEC-1YR= Provides one year of web filtering, application visibility and client visibility.
LS-RV-ACS-25-1YR= Provides one year of 25 simultaneous AnyConnect connections.
6. How many VPN tunnels are supported?
The RV34x series routers support multiple VPN methods. A summary of these methods and the number of supported
IPSec — up to 50 simultaneous connections
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) — up to 25 simultaneous connections
Cisco AnyConnect SSL— two simultaneous connections are included for free. The number of tunnels can be increased
to 25 with an optional LS-RV-ACS-25-1YR= license and further increased up to 50 tunnels with a second
LS-RV-ACS=25-1YR=license. Cisco AnyConnect SSL on the RV34x series will work with the Cisco AnyConnect Secure
Mobility Client. The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is not included with the device and available
7. How do I get a Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Software for my mobile devices?
To use the AnyConnect VPN from a smartphone, you will need to download the Cisco
AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from the app store. Cisco requires you to obtain a Cisco
Secure AnyConnect Mobility Client user license to install and use the client software on a laptop, desktop computer,
smartphone, or phone. The recommended license is L-AC-PLS-LIC=Oty=25 Duration=12. This gives you 25 user licenses
and a user can install the client on any device he chooses.
For further information and community discussion on AnyConnect licensing updates, click
8. Do I need an AnyConnect license on my RV34x router?
Licensing Structure - Firmware versions 126.96.36.199 and later
Moving forward, AnyConnect will incur a charge for client licenses only.
Licensing Structure - Firmware versions 188.8.131.52 or lower
If you have not yet updated your firmware, please do so now. Click here to
visit the downloads page for the RV34X series. For a functional AnyConnect environment, two separate licenses
are required. The first are AnyConnect server licenses, which license the server component of AnyConnect. These
licenses allow a connection to a device from the AnyConnect client. The second license which is required are
AnyConnect client licenses, which allow use of the AnyConnect desktop clients as well as any of the AnyConnect
mobile clients that are available.
The RV340 series routers come with 2 AnyConnect server licenses by default, meaning that
customers who have AnyConnect client licenses already can establish 2 VPN tunnels simultaneously with any RV340
For those that do not have AnyConnect client licenses already, the licenses must be
purchased. Please refer to the Cisco AnyConnect Ordering Guide located here.
Demo AnyConnect client licenses are not available for Small Business routers at the time of this writing.