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Advice on VLAN network using RV180W

Hello!

I want to create a network that can separate the traffic between two or three VLANs. I want to be able to connect wireless using two SSIDs assigned to particular VLAN. Also I would like to be able to extend the wireless area using another Access Point. So far I searched for the best equipment solution and I am planning to buy RV180W Wireless router and WAP121 as an extension Access Point. Is this configuration possible on such devices?

The network structure should look like this:

Network3.png

The second Access Point on PORT 4 is just a future extension. It is not necessary at the beginning. I just want to know if it will be possible.

I would also bind PORT 2 to VLAN2 and connect it to the switch for computers using Ethernet.

Should I make both VLAN2 and VLAN3 tagged on PORT3 and PORT4?

Thanks in advance!

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Advice on VLAN network using RV180W

Hi Michal,

In theory what you are attempting should work perfectly, and yes you should make VLAN 2 and 3 tagged on ports 3 and 4. Unfortunately there is some issue with the RV180W that prevents it from working properly with access points attached. Hopefully this issue will be resolved in a future firmware release but at this time I cannot recommend the router for your particular scenario. Other than this issue I like and recommend the RV180W for a general purpose Small Business firwewall/router. There are a few threads on this forum that describe the AP issue in more detail:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3770136#3770136

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3980504#3980504

The above is not an issue with any other SMB wireless routers as far as I know. I recommend that you consider the RV220W which has a better built-in wireless AP than the RV180W. It also has a more powerful processor and is very stable with the latest firmware installed. I tested an RV180W at my home and ended up purchasing the RV220W. I found that the range in my environment was much better with the RV220W.

Please reply if you have any questions.

- Marty

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Gold

Advice on VLAN network using RV180W

Hi Michal,

In theory what you are attempting should work perfectly, and yes you should make VLAN 2 and 3 tagged on ports 3 and 4. Unfortunately there is some issue with the RV180W that prevents it from working properly with access points attached. Hopefully this issue will be resolved in a future firmware release but at this time I cannot recommend the router for your particular scenario. Other than this issue I like and recommend the RV180W for a general purpose Small Business firwewall/router. There are a few threads on this forum that describe the AP issue in more detail:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3770136#3770136

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3980504#3980504

The above is not an issue with any other SMB wireless routers as far as I know. I recommend that you consider the RV220W which has a better built-in wireless AP than the RV180W. It also has a more powerful processor and is very stable with the latest firmware installed. I tested an RV180W at my home and ended up purchasing the RV220W. I found that the range in my environment was much better with the RV220W.

Please reply if you have any questions.

- Marty

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Advice on VLAN network using RV180W

Thank you for your answer!

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