Simple, Secure Connectivity for the Small Office and Home Office

Figure 1. 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,,

• 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) and weight

• 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

• CE

• IC

• UL

• cUL

• Wi-Fi

• C-Tick

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. Configuration Requirements for the


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