Cisco Routers :: Is RV180 A Good Choice For Home Personal / Business Use
Apr 26, 2012
I am considering the RV180 as a wired router replacement to my current wireless and I can not find any user reviews, comments or ratings. I live in an area with a very poor wireless reception for our Sprint Cell phones (Still under contract) and I have a Sprint Airave which boosts the wireless signal for the cell phones. The Airave transmits on a 2.4Ghz band and it is stepping on my Internet wireless signal causing poor reception thought my 2-story house.
Due to this problem, I am considering installing a business class network with a router, PoE switch, and a strong Access Point. My house is pre-wired for with CAT5 wiring. I have looked at the EnGenuis EAP-350 Access Point (800Mw and 29dBm gain and PoE), The RV180 Gigabit Router, and the Cisco SD208P 8-port gigabit switch with 4 port PoE support for the Access Point. The switch will be located in a wall junction box so I need a switch with minimal ventilation requirements. Is the RV180 and SD208P the right choice to integrate in my network?
My experience with Linksys and Cisco products have been Great so I would like to stay with Cisco. I have looked at a competitors router (Netgear FVS318G-100) but the user reviews were very poor. I am not sure if I need a managed switch or not, as I will have one primary laptop running during the day and up to 3 other computes(2 laptops & 1 desktop), a wireless tablet (android), and a Xbox (wired connection) for the family (of course not all running at the same time).
It seems it's time to let my trusty but ancient CAT: Networking(Tomato Firmware)because it has problems downloading downloading torrent of 1.0 MB/S and plus.My friend recommended me the Asus RT-16 but it's too expensive for my taste. So I'm looking at the WL-520GU with the TomatoUSB firmware. Can it handle bittorrents with no problem with QoS enabled? Is the 16 MB ram enough to run services such SNMPd?
i have two routers in my home one is my main router which is Netgear N600 and another Airlive router that is acting as a access point in the second floor attached by an ethernet cable from my firs router (Netgear n300). I bought WD 3TB network storage and plugged it to my Netgear router, i am able to access my files wirelessly from WD without any problems. However, i can't access WD if i am connected to Airlive.... well i can but it takes time to appear in my finder and when i tried to install quick view for WD it can't find WD in the network if i am connected to Airlive but it dose appear as soon as i am connected to Netgear.
I want to create an ad hoc network on my lap and when other users connect to my ad hoc network and open your browser for the first time ... I take a personal website, not to have set in your browser ..
Here a have a quest that can't find the perfect solution for a half year now.I have one machine at office and one at home, both Windows XP SP3, ADSL connection with static IP.On the office machine a have an archive of about 250 GB of files.When i am at home sometimes i need to connect to my office machine, search through those files, maybe preview some, and then download some needed files to my home machine, using a download queue feature is possible.The task doesn't seem so complicated, yet, i did not find a perfect simple solution so far.
I am attempting to set up a proxy on a home network that is used for business purposes. I am not at all a networking person, I know enough to be dangerous. If I follow the steps listed here: URL Will this encrypt the data that is sent to the internet from any computer that connects to my network or just the one I follow the steps on?
"disconnect" home network from VPN tunnel to business location due to close of business. We had a business network that we could access from home. We've lost access to the business network, and it seems logical that we should be able to use the home network that is existing, but was fed internet from the office, and "re-direct " it to read just the home network.Currently at home we have a windows XP cmptr with a Netgear router, wireless access box, and Bell South Westell DSL box. How to we basically cut off the VPN link and just get what we have to read the home network?
I was looking for a small business router that has VPN support and dual WAN support for load balancing. Upon reading reviews, I think RV042/RV042G is a good choice. Now am thinking if it supports intervlan/ router-on-a-stick configuration?
I plan on starting a high speed LAN for my Gaming LAN party's. We send 100's of GB of data over our LAN networking when we do this, so i need a good switch that can handle the stress of the massive data transfers. It needs to be a gigabit switch and at least 8 RJ45 ports.or is there a different one i should get all together? i cant spend a butt load. url...
I'm trying to configure the newly install Cisco Small Business router SRP527W. This router is provide by one of Malaysia ISP
Problem I found is that, when a user (me) login to the router via web access, than I request my colleague (B), to test the feature I set to the router and try to login to the router via web access at his laptop.
Suprise, suprise, user B redirect to the basic setup page with Admin privilege without enter username and password. By upgrade latest firmware still unable to solve it.
The router keeps loosing connection to the internet. I can still log into the router locally but cant connect out or in from the internet. Which is a big problem as i use this device remotely. I have tried different firmware (.9, .19, .27) the .19 seems to be the most stable but i am still having problems. The only way to rectify it is to reboot the router. Is there a fix for this or a way to schedule a reboot on the router.
I am having difficulty with gateway to gateway vpn on RV042.I have site A and site B, both have static IP address,local IP at site A is 192.168.1.0 local IP at site B is 192.168.5.0I have configured each site as directed in the documentation, the sites connect ok within the admin consoles, I cannot browse any resources from either site. Site A is a domain.local and I am part of that domain at site B. I can ping site B local address from site A and vice versa however I can not ping any of the servers or NAS devices on either network. the only device I can ping successfully inside the network is a phone server (splicecom unit).
I have read various posts in the discussion boards but have found no resolve. Internet access is fine from either site. I think that it could possibly be a DNS issue but am unsure, should I add DNS entries in the advanced section, if so what DNS would I enter?
I saw older discussions over WOL and RV082/RV042. As router blocks broadcast packets from internet to lan, to make WOL work, i should change router's ARP table using telnet, probably with V1 and V2 versions this action was possible, but trying telnet connection (http://<Router IP Address>/ sysinfo123.htm?ConsoleSimulation=1 with RV082 V3 nothing appears, and telnet connection on standard port (23) fails.
How to make pass WOL magic packets through a RV082 V3 from internet to LAN ? Using simply port forwarding don't work, as router discard broadcast packets incoming from internet.
i'm looking to change my pix 506e for an rv042,is it a bad move or a good move ? is the rv042 much better than the 506e? i want to change to an rv042 because it's easier to manage! 506e is currently doing this :
-firewall for a web hosting company (7 servers) -2 vpn tunnel -one-to-one nat.
performance side : is the rv042 much better than the 506e? should i pick up an rv082 or an rv016 ? are they much better than the rv042 ?
I have been trying to configure a local DMZ on our network with the Cisco Small Business RV220W router, running the latest 184.108.40.206 firmware but it doesn't seem to be fully functional? Does the DMZ feature actually do anything at the current state of this router? Because when I tried to DMZ host a computer on our local network I still had to manually port forward different applications in order for people to reach it from WAN.
For instance when trying to host a game session, utilizing TCP port 7777 it didn't matter whether I had enabled DMZ or not, I was still required to manually port forward the port to the DMZ IP-address.
Doesn't this defeat and eliminate the whole purpose of the DMZ feature in the first place?
I currrently have the RVS4000 and am looking at the RV180, but I'm having an issue with the RV180 supporting the Dynamic DNS service I need (see here). In that discussion, it seems what would be ideal for me is a router running IOS so I could customize the Dyanmic DNS client on there to fit my needs. However, is there any "affordable" router running IOS that's similar to the RV180 tailored to a small business without getting an overkill router?
Here's my basic needs:Router either compatible with DNS Made Easy's Dynamic DNS service OR has the ability to customize the Dynamic DNS client on there so I can adapt it for DNS Made Easy.I DO NOT need wireless. We only need Ethernet/wired.I prefer Gigabit Ethernet.We're not currently using ProtectLink, so if it offers the ability for it, great, if not, fine.We have our own VPN service and don't need to access the network remotely (just remote into one device using Dynamic DNS), so if it has built-in VPN, great, if not, fine.I'd like IPS included. Our RVS4000 has it and I like this feature.We're switching to cable broadband and VOIP through our cable company, so QoS should probably be included.
Cisco RV016 Small Business Router (firmware version 4.0.4.02-tm) . We have several old RV series Linksys, and the interface seem identical to this new Cisco version so it isnt difficult to have it configured. However, I am facing issues. I cannot ping from untrust to WAN IP of the router. However pinging from trust to any IP is just fine.
I tried disabling firewall, I also created a firewall rule that allows all ICMP from ANY to ANY. I also tried All traffic from Any to Any. But still the WAN1 and WAN2 IP addresses (Multiple ISP) still does not reply to ICMP.
We use RVL 200 to establish VPN connections. Now we have the problem that no VPN connection is established.
The same problem with Windows 7, but also with Vista Buiness, using administrator account, IE8, trusted sites, ActiveX enabled ...Message: Virtual Passage Setup:Error: Virtual Passage not installed. Please install as administrator.
I have an RV180 VPN router.I try to enable the VPN users with PPTP or QuickVPN but is not working.For PPTP sometimes my windows 7 connects to the router, sometimes doesn't connect with a random error message.When it connects, the windows 7 from outside the lan can see the computers from inside the lan but the computers from inside the lan cannot see the windows7 one. This is random also. When i succed to connect, from that computer, the internet is not working anymore.I tried to set the VPN in the same subnet as lan, i tried with different subnet. Is not working.I updated the last firmware. The same.Restore factory settings couple of times, the same.
I noticed if you add more than 10 access rules to the Access Rule table, you are unable to reorder past the first 10.Steps to reproduce:Create 11 rules of the same stream direction, outbound or inbound (...I found the bug with outbound, did not test inbound).try to reorder one of the first 10 rules to the end of the list, either by entering "11" manually, or by pressing the down arrow.System responds that "11" is an invalid number, or that the rule cannot be moved.This issue is not reported in the "Known Issues" section of the release notes for 220.127.116.11.
In both cases above, after I started to suspect QOS, I entered a narrow IP range to test and then a MAC to test. Using a VLAN seems to work fine and generate no errors - even a VLAN for the same associated host(s).
I have a support case open about this - didn't get too far yet, but now with a better repro, maybe they will.
I currently have an RV180 in a small business set-up and curently being accessed remotely by laptops (Quick VPN) and Ipads/Android ICS tablets (PPTP). All is working well but I've become concerned about the security risks of PPTP and would like to shift the tablets to IPSec.
1) For a small business are the PPTP risks real?
2) What are the alternatives for Android ICS? I can't find a Quick VPN client for Android.
3) I can't get the core IPSec VPN in Android to connect to the RV180? Is this possible?
I have RV180 configured with two VLANs. First VLAN is untagged and second VLAN is tagged. The purpose is two have two subnets, with the second subnet used for guest access. Both VLANs have DHCP server enabled. First VLAN is 192.168.1.0/24 and the second VLAN is 192.168.2.0/24, When I connect a computer with untagged Ethernet interface, it gets an IP address from DHCP server on the first subnet i.e. 192.168.1.100 and it can successfully access Internet. When I connect a computer with tagged Ethernet interface (I am using VLAN ID 10), it gets an IP address from DHCP server on the second VLAN i.e. 192.168.2.100. So far so good. I can successfully ping hosts on the Internet i.e. ping www.google.com. But I cannot access Internet from the web browser. I captured Wireshark trace and here is what I see...
1. TCP SYN. Source IP 192.168.2.100, destination IP A.B.C.D. Ethernet frame has VLAN tag (VLAN ID 10) 2. TCP SYN ACK. Source IP A.B.C.D, destination IP 192.168.2.100. Ethernet frame has VLAN tag (VLAN ID 10) 3. TCP ACK. Source IP 192.168.2.100, destination IP A.B.C.D. Ethernet frame has VLAN tag (VLAN ID 10) 4. TCP Data. Source IP 192.168.2.100, destination IP A.B.C.D. Ethernet frame has VLAN tag (VLAN ID 10) 5. TCP Data. Source IP A.B.C.D, destination IP 192.168.2.100. Frame is untagged
The problem is at #5. Packet came back from the Web Server. RV180 properly NATed it to the local IP address. But it did not add VLAN tag.
I just recieved a new RV180 yesterday and it will not connect to my switch. Router was updated to the newest firmware, reset to factory settings. I did change the ip and ip range. Router works fine with one computer attached direct. As soon as I connect my sf300-24P to it, the WAN and LAN lights all light up and then go out. Only the WAN will light back up. I have no connectivity to the router. I plug the laptop to the router directly and no LAN lights come on and can not see the router with arp -a.
I'm considering upgrading a small business to the newly released RV180 or RV180W.Does the RV180 series support 6rd (IPv6 rapid deployment?).I see 6rd documented in the other small business routers (e.g. RV110), but I can't find it in the RV180 documentation.
I'm having issues getting QuickVPN to connect. I think it's an issue pinging the gateway but I'm not 100% sure. We are using Comcast Business, I have placed the RV180 in the DMZ. The setup looks like this: Internet -> Comcast router -> RV180 (DHCP) -> rest of network.
Is there a guide to setup a VPN connection using this router? I've follow the setup guide provided by cisco but I'm having issues. When attempting to connect using the quick vpn client, I get error messages.
Any news on a new firmware for the RV180? I have the most recent version but it still has lots of bugs. IPSec needs polishing. In addition the Logging functions don't work well. I can't send to a syslog and when I try to email the logs I get a email saying there is no data even though several pages of enteries are visible in the web GUI. I've checked the profiles and they are correct. I even tried using just the 'default' profile but no luck.