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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




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)


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


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


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


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


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


NAT throughput: 90 Mbps
Concurrent sessions: 5000
VPN throughput: 5 Mbps
Wireless LAN Specifications
Table 2. Wireless LAN Specifications for the Cisco RV215W



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




One 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet WAN port


Four 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN ports


Built-in 802.11n wireless access point


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


Power button (on/off)

Physical dimensions (W x D x H) andweight

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)


12V 1.67A


FCC Class B

Environmental operating range

Operating temperature: 0 to 40C (32 to 104F)
Storage temperature: -20 to 70C (-4 to 158F)
Operating humidity: 10% to 85% noncondensing
Storage humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing

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Warranty: 3 Year

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