RV042, Cisco Dual WAN 10/100 Router, 4-Port, Bandwidth Control

Manufacturer: Cisco
Part #
RV042
MFG Part # RV042
Availability In Stock
Price $219.00
Cisco Dual WAN 10/100 Router, 4-Port, Bandwidth Control
Product Info

A secure network connection tying your company to the world is the backbone of your business. You need a combination of performance and security to help keep your employees connected to the assets they need to keep your business productive. The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router is a proven solution that delivers highly secure, high performance connectivity at the heart of your small business network. Two connections to a service provider help support business continuity, while high capacity VPN capabilities enable other offices and employees working remotely to connect to your network.

Provide Remote Access to Employees
Increase remote employee productivity through secure connections to your business network via Virtual Private Networks (VPN). The RV042 delivers high capacity and high performance IPsec VPN capabilities, including support for up to 50 QuickVPN tunnels for remote client access.

Simple Setup and Administration
Intuitive, browser-based device manager and setup wizards get you up and running quickly. The easy-to-understand interface lets you monitor and adjust settings easily, from setting up remote access to content filtering and extensive activity logging.

Strong Security
The RV042 provides strong security with proven stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall and hardware encryption. The built-in firewall also features protection against Denial of Service (DoS), Ping of Death, SYN Flood, Land Attack, and IP spoofing, and sends email alerts for outside hacking attempts.

Create up to 50 access rules, and employ powerful content filtering including static URL blocking and keyword blocking. Control filtering of Java, cookes, ActiveX plugins, and HTTP proxies.

Performance to Support High-Bandwidth Applications
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router delivers proven, highly secure, high-performance connectivity to the Internet at the heart of the small business network to help employees stay productive. Redundant connections support load balancing for higher performance and contribute to business continuity, while a built-in Fast Ethernet switch connects devices in the office. High capacity IP Security (IPsec) VPN capabilities connect other offices and employees working remotely to files and data just as securely as if they were physically connected to the network. Other business-class security features, including available cloud-based web threat protection, help keep the network and business assets safe.

Dual WAN Ports
The RV042 features dual fast Ethernet WAN ports, configurable for Smartlink backup or load balancing. A built-in 4-port fast Ethernet switch provides additional flexibility for connecting devices in your office.

What's in the Box
Cisco RV042 Dual-WAN VPN Router, CD with Administration Guide and QuickVPN client software, Quick Install guide, AC power cable, Ethernet cable.

 

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Add'l Info
Typical home based routers and wireless routers are quite slow when more then 20-30 users are online at the same time.  For an application such as a Campground, Marina or RV Park, where a client has more then 50 users online at any given time, a more commercial grade wireless router, such as the Cisco RV042 should be installed.  Although this is not a wireless router, this cisco router can be connected to high power wireless access points for long range wireless, or connected to a range extender.   More commercial grade routers can actually set an upload/download speed so that no single user can "hog" all available bandwidth.  Such a router would be the RV042, as shown above or ER5120.   These higher end routers also have faster processors to handle more users.  To see how many users are accessing your network at any given time, log into the web based configuration of the router, and navigate to the DHCP list page.  This will give you a real time estimate of how many users are on the network.  If you see a certain time of day that the network bogs down, log in to the router again, and see how many users.  Most likely you will see a large number of people using the wireless or wired network, which would be a reason to upgrade the router.

The best wireless router to use, in our recommendation is one in which you are familiar with.  Depending on the application, GNS Wireless might recommend a RV042 for one application, and may recommend a cheaper wireless n router for another application.  It really depends on how many users, what type of usage, and what type of features you would like available for your wireless network.  With these types of wireless routers, you will not be able to configure a "router repeater".  The wireless access point will control the long range wireless functionality, not the router.  Routers alone will control the connection to your cable/dsl modem, control the DHCP table, security features such as VPN and remote access, and bandwidth control.  All other features such as wifi boosters, wireless boosters, and wifi signal boosters will be the responsibility of the wireless access point.  Other quality indoor routers would be the linksys e3000, linksys e4200 and the TP-Link WR1043ND.  These would be some of the best wireless routers to use for small office, or home office use.

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