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Features

Considering the hardware it's running on, the 110W's feature set is pretty impressive. Here's the summary; I'll follow up with more details on some of the key features in a bit. You can also use Cisco's feature comparison tool to compare the RV110W against Cisco's other small-business routers and there is also an online emulator for an admin test drive.

Routing features

  • DHCP, Static, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP WAN types, all with MTU adjust
  • WAN port MAC address cloning
  • DHCP server with max users, client lease time, DNS controls and DHCP reservation
  • Built-in Dynamic DNS clients for TZO, DynDNS, 3322.org
  • Static and dynamic routing (RIPv1, RIPv2)
  • RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol) support
  • Four Port-based VLANs with 802.1q tagging enable
  • Inter VLAN routing with separate DHCP for each subnet
  • Port speed, mode and flow control adjust (no port disable)
  • Port mirroring
  • Dual-stack IPv6 support (four modes for mixes of WAN and LAN IP mode)
  • IPv6 WAN support: Auto and static configuration
  • IPv6 DHCP LAN server
  • IPv6 static and RIPng routes
  • IPv6 6to4 automatic tunneling and static DNS entry
  • Up and downlink four level service priority QoS
  • 802.1p tagging with CoS and DSCP settings

Firewall Features

  • DMZ host
  • SPI+NAT firewall w/ enables for DoS protection, Multicast passthrough (IGMP proxy), Block WAN request, Java, Cookings, ActiveX, Proxy
  • UPnP support
  • Schedulable Allow / Deny outbound service access rules
  • Schedulable Internet Access Policy and URL / Keyword blocking
  • Single port forwarding with separate Internal and External port setting
  • Port range forwarding
  • Triggered port range forwarding

Administration Features

  • HTTPS admin access (including remote)
  • Password complexity enforcement (can be disabled)
  • Read only guest admin account
  • Admin session timeout adjust
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 1, 2c, 3,
  • Available service advertisement via Bonjour
  • Ping, Tracert and DNS lookup tools
  • Syslog support
  • Browser based log, emailed logs
  • VPN status
  • Wired and wireless statistics

VPN Features

  • 5 QuickVPN tunnels (3DES encryption, MD5 authentication)
  • 5 PPTP tunnels
  • IPsec, PPTP, L2TP pass-through
  • Self Generated Certificate and Certificate Import

Wireless Features

  • 2.4 GHz Wireless 802.11 b/g/n radio
  • Up to 32 clients
  • 4 SSIDs with separate virtual networks with separate wireless profiles, supports SSID to VLAN mapping with wireless client isolation
  • WEP, WPA Personal / Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Enterprise security
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), pushbutton and pin methods, assignable to SSID
  • MAC address filtering
  • Scheduled wireless enable / disable
  • WMM support
  • Wireless Distribution System (WDS) bridging and repeating with up to three partners
  • Basic rate, Transmission rate, N transmission rate, CTS Protection enables
  • Beacon and DTIM inverval, Fragmentation and RTS Threshold adjusts

Missing Features

  • One-to-one NAT
  • Cisco ProtectLink Web cloud-based security service
  • Wireless Transmit power adjust

The two biggies in the missing features above are the first two. If you have multiple IP addresses from your ISP, the 110W can't use any more than one of them. You also don't get to try out Cisco's optional ($) cloud-based security service that's available on the RV0XX series (details here). But you can always point your DNS entries to OpenDNS and sign up for a free account and get free web filtering there.

For those of you who hunger for IPv6, the 110W supports it out of the box, but with a unique modal approach. Figure 4 shows your options, which include mixes of support for IPv6 on the LAN and WAN sides of the router.

IP mode settings
Figure 4: IP mode settings

Doug put the RV 120W through some IPv6 testing, which you might want to glance at. I haven't made the leap yet, so I left IPv6 alone. Cisco's RV110W online emulator is set up in IPv6 mode for both WAN and LAN, so you can explore the settings more there.

Doug provided details on VLAN, Wireless configuration and QoS features in his RV 120W review. The 110W's counterparts have a few differences that you should be aware of:

  • VLAN ports can't be configured as access, general, or trunk
  • QoS profiles are priority-based only. You can't set a bandwidth limit
  • There is no traffic metering

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