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Cisco RV180W

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Reviews and Problems with Cisco RV180W

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Overall 2
2.0

Cisco RV180W

Allen C., Newegg
15 September 2014
  • Summary: Dont buy from Cisco.
  • Pros: Looks nice.
  • Cons: No Support. Cisco will not support this router except to replace unless you buy a support contract. You are completely on your own. No help what so ever.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fed up after two years

Sean H., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Summary: I would love to get a better quality router from Cisco, but I think I am stuck with this piece of junk. Doesn't anyone make a good small business router for under $600?
  • Pros: Good if you get one that works. Tech support is very good.
  • Cons: Unreliable. My first unit worked great for about a year and a half before the radio became unstable. I ended up turning it off and buying the excellent Engenius ECB300 to use as a high-power access point. About six months after that, I noticed Internet speeds dropping significantly. One of the LAN ports also quit working, so I got a warranty replacement. The replacement unit (a new RV180W) was bad out of the box. I was only able to get 9Mbps throughput when connected ...
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

drummerboy`, NCIX.com
13 April 2014
  • Summary: Picked up this router, speeds and range seem ok. Noticed that CPU utilization is pretty much consistently at 100%. The interface is as slow as molasses in January. This is one of the few routers that I've seen that will do VLAN routing on the LAN side (not sure about the WAN side) which is useful for distributed wireless setups where you have multiple SSID's going on with access points.
  • Pros: Rich featureset, supports VLAN routing, multiple SSID, awesome box on paper for the pricepoint, but not in practice... yet.
  • Cons: Not ready for the market
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Overall 2
2.0

terrible wireless throughput

Sean L., Newegg
16 February 2014
  • Pros: Excellent set of features, can setup multiple wireless networks, client isolation between SSIDs, alllows multiple VLANS.
  • Cons: slow admin interface, can only achieve 10Mbps of 802.11n wireless throughput
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

CoMag, Walmart
3 November 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Fills a niche

VICTOR H., Newegg
11 October 2013
  • Summary: Fills the niche between cheap poor quality home routers bought in retail stores and expensive commercial routers that are overkill for most small businesses.
  • Pros: This work as advertised. Ignore the people complaining they can't get wireless to work properly or whatever. Not true. I have used DDWRT on Linksys WRT54G for years and this is a worthy upgrade from that. There have been a couple firmware upgrades since I first bought this and they seem to have improved the sluggishness of the GUI somewhat.
  • Cons: I never had problems with what I do but had one customer who bought one of these who had problems when using multiple VPN's. If you read the release notes for firmware updates since then they appear to have corrected that. GUI is complicated. Partly because of the amount of high end features they tried to pack in. It is no more complicated then Cisco commercial grade router GUI's but might seem complicated at first for people used to comsumer router GUI's.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality for Cisco

Anthony L., Newegg
30 September 2013
  • Summary: Extremely disappointed in a SMB product that carries the Cisco name. Cisco should be ashamed to brand this product with their name.
  • Pros: I bought this product due to the Cisco name, and the spec list had everything I ever wanted in a simple SOHO router. Gigabit switch, Wireless-N, Mutli WAN IP
  • Cons: However, the GUI is sluggish and not very innovative. The wireless connectivity is HORRIBLE. No matter the configuration of the wireless settings I could not get an iPhone, Android phone and laptops to connect or stay connected. - If you didn't read the admin manual, you will be confused by some of the terminology in the GUI.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Kipp K., Newegg
27 September 2013
  • Summary: Cisco used to rock, but now its all netgear. Picked up a netgear prosafe vpn router and it works flawlessly.
  • Pros: Somewhat easy setup
  • Cons: Bad Wan port caused intermittent connectivity problems. VPN and internet drop constantly.
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Overall 10
10

very satisfied

brassiedog, Ebay
12 June 2013
Overall 10
10

Great unit!

Matthew S., Newegg
9 June 2013
  • Summary: If you do the firmware update(as you always should) before using the product you will not see the problems people report. I have sold three of these to clients and if setup properly they work flawlessly.
  • Pros: Unit has a lot of great features. Easy to setup and get going. VLANs, 4 WAPs, content filtering, VPN, etc.
  • Cons: I wish it had SSL VPN.
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