new Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

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Apr 25th, 2010
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I am looking to replace my current small business wireless router/firewall with an 802.11N supporting model.


Toward that end, I am reviewing the Cisco RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall as a candidate.


1). I want more flexibility than I had with my current 802.11G model in establishing configurable firewall rules. In reading about, for instance the Netgear DGN2000 (although I don't believe it mey be a suitable candidate for other reasons in my use), I read about its capability for firewall rules configuration:


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>> Further control over incoming and outgoing traffic is available through Firewall Rules, which allow you to restrict access to specific IP address ranges and a selection of ports used by common services. You can add port ranges of your own, making it easy to block those commonly used for things such as peer-to-peer clients, and rules can be applied to all local machines or only those in a designated address range.


How extensive is the comparable ability to configure firewall rules on the new Cisco RV 120W model?


2). I have some equipment which I cannot yet phase out still only capable of 802.11G protocol. Will the Cisco RV 120W model 'fallback' (be compatible
with) these as wireless clients?


3). Does CSCO (or anyone?) have a dual WAN (load balanced 2 inputs) router firewall in this approximate market niche?


THx....

Correct Answer by Ramkumar Jayase... about 6 years 11 months ago

This firewall is backward compatible with 802.11 a/g clients. But dual WAN port is not supported , only the wired model supports dual WAN port.

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Ramkumar Jayase... Tue, 04/27/2010 - 04:46
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This firewall is backward compatible with 802.11 a/g clients. But dual WAN port is not supported , only the wired model supports dual WAN port.

velociraptor01 Tue, 04/27/2010 - 06:03
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Thank you. Good to know that B and G protocol will be supported. Wish all my clients were N.


I see you are a CSCO employee. Can you tell me a little bit about how extensive the ability is to configure firewall rules on this? On my current G router/firewall, I was limited in the number of rules that I could construct, and actually ran out of them.


THx....


_mc

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