Cisco introduces the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

Take Basic Connectivity to a New Level

The Cisco® RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines highly secure connectivity – to the Internet as well as from other locations and remote workers – with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port 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 high performance, business-class features and top-quality user experience takes basic connectivity to a new level.

 Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

Product Overview

The Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall features:

• High-speed, standards-based 802.11n wireless connectivity to help employees stay productive while away from their desks

• Integrated 4-port 10/100 switch with quality of service (QoS) support for enhanced voice, video and data traffic

• Support for separate “virtual” networks enables you to control access to sensitive information and to set up highly secure wireless guest access

• IP Security (IPsec) VPN support with hardware acceleration to deliver highly secure, high-performance connections to multiple locations and traveling employees

• Support for static routing, Routing Information Protocol (RIP) versions 1 and 2, and inter-VLAN routing to enable flexible connection sharing

• Proven stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, plus advanced wireless security to help keep business assets safe

• Simplified configuration through an intuitive, browser-based device manager

• Support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility

Figure 2 shows back panel of the Cisco RV 120W. Figure 3 shows a typical configuration using the firewall.

Figure 2. Back Panel of the Cisco RV 120W

Figure 3. Typical Configuration

Product Specifications

Table 1 gives the product specifications for the Cisco RV 120W.

Table 1. Product Specifications

Feature Description

• Static routing

• RIP v1 and v2

• Inter-VLAN routing
Layer 2  

• 802.1q -based VLANs

• 4 active VLANs (1 to 4094 range)

• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, DHCP relay agent

• Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

• DNS Proxy

• IGMP Proxy and multicast forwarding

• Dynamic Domain Name System (DynDNS, TZO)

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

• Multiple DHCP pools

• Port Management

• Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6

• Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 (RFC2710)

• Stateless address auto-configuration

• DHCP v6

• Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) v6
Security Access control: 

• IP access control lists (ACLs)

• MAC-based wireless access control


• SPI firewall

• Port forwarding and triggering

• DoS prevention

• Software based DMZ

Content filtering:

• Static URL blocking or keyword blocking

Secure management:


• Username/password


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

Certificate management

• X.509 v3 certificates

• Certificate upload using PEM format

• 10 QuickVPN tunnels for remote client access

• 10 IPsec site-to-site tunnels for branch office connectivity

• Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption

• Message Digest Algorithm 5 (MD5)/Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA1) authentication

• Dead Peer Detection (DPD)

• IPsec NAT traversal

• VPN pass-through of PPTP, L2TP, IPsec
Quality of Service  

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

• 4 queues

• DiffServ support

• Traffic Metering

• Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) versions 1, 2c and v3

• Event logging: local, syslog, email alerts

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

• Simple browser-based configuration (HTTP/HTTPS)

• UPnP, Bonjour

• Network diagnostics with packet captures

• NAT throughput: 95 Mbps

• 1000 concurrent sessions

• VPN throughput: 25 Mbps

Wireless LAN Specifications

Table 2 gives the wireless specifications for the Cisco RV120W.

Table 2. Wireless LAN Specifications

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 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:

• 802.11b: 11 Mbps@ -90 dBm

• 802.11g: 54 Mbps @ -74 dBm

• 802.11n: 270 Mbps @ -71 dBm

Wireless Domain Services (WDS):

• Allows wireless signals to be repeated by up to 2 compatible receivers

Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM):

• WMM with QoS (802.11e)

• WMM Power Save (WMM-PS)
Active WLAN clients  

• Up to 64 clients
Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)  

• Up to 4 separate virtual networks
Wireless VLAN  

• Support for SSID to VLAN mapping with wireless client isolation
WLAN security  

• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2, 802.11i)


System Specifications

Table 3 gives the system specifications for the Cisco RV 120W.

Table 3. Table 3 System Specifications

Feature Description
WAN 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet WAN port
LAN 4-port 10/100 Mbps switch with support for VLAN and QoS
WLAN Built-in high-speed 802.11n wireless access point
Physical dimensions and weight  

• W x D x H = 5.91 in. x 5.91 in. x 1.34 in. (150 mm x 150 mm x 34 mm)

• Weight: 1.10 lb (0.5 kg)
Power 12V 1A

• FCC Class B

• CE

• IC

• Wi-Fi
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 lists the configuration requirements for the Cisco RV 120W.

Table 4. Configuration Requirements

Feature Description
Network adapter PC with network adapter and Ethernet cable
Web-based configuration Web browser


Ordering Information

Table 5 gives ordering information for the Cisco RV 120W.

Table 5. Ordering Information

Part Number Product Name
RV120W-A-NA Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (USA)
RV120W-E-G5 Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Europe)
RV120W-N-AU Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Australia)
RV120W-A-CN Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (China)
RV120W-A-CA Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Canadian French)
RV120W-A-AR Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall (Argentina)
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Comments 2

  1. You do realize that you are talking about 2 completely different models here, the rv110w and the rv120w?

    1. You are 100% correct. But as I messed up the title and tag info, it was entirely too late to correct it easily.

      Thanks for taking the time to let me know though!


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