Port Management Settings on the RV132W or RV134W VPN Router

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Objective

Port management allows you to configure specific port settings like speed and duplex, and flow control. This is particularly useful in situations where controlling the speed of the connection between two nodes so as not to overwhelm the connected node with data from the transmitting node.

This article aims to show you how to change port management settings on the RV132W or RV134W.

Applicable Devices

  • RV132W
  • RV134W

Software Version

  • 1.0.0.17 — RV132W
  • 1.0.0.21 — RV134W

Port Management Settings

Step 1. Log in to the web-based utility of your router and choose Networking > LAN > Port Management.

Step 2. Choose the port that you need to configure.

Note: In this example, port 1 is used.

Step 3. Choose the port negotiation mode from the drop-down menu. The options are:

  • Auto Negotiation — This option automatically finds the best settings and adjusts to match the settings of the port it is connected to. This is the default setting for all ports.
  • 10Mbps Half — This option lets the port wait for an acknowledgment from the connected node before it transmits another set of data at 10 Mbps.
  • 10Mbps Full — This option lets the port transmit and receive data at 10 Mbps at the same time.
  • 100Mbps Half — This option lets the port wait for an acknowledgment from the connected node before it transmits another set of data at 100 Mbps.
  • 100Mbps Full — This option lets the port transmit and receive data at 100 Mbps at the same time.

Note: In this example, the port setting is left at Auto Negotiation.

Step 4. (Optional) Check the check box next to the port to enable flow control.

Step 5. (Optional) Check the Enable check box to enable Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE). This reduces the power consumption of the router during Low Power Idle (LPI) mode.

Note: This feature is available only on the RV134W.

Step 6. Click Save.

You should now have successfully configured the port management settings on your RV132W or RV134W Router.

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