Cisco Small Business RV042 - router - desktop

Mfg.Part: RV042 | CDW Part: 4254751 | UNSPSC: 43222609
  • Router
  • 4-port switch
  • WAN ports: 2
View Full

This item was discontinued on October 17, 2018

Contact Sales Assistance
(800) 800-4239, Monday-Friday 7am-7:30pm CT

Email our Sales Assistance Team , Response within 24 Hours

Better Together
Cisco Small Business RV042 - router - desktop
Quick View
Total Price:

Product Overview

Main Features
  • Router
  • 4-port switch
  • WAN ports: 2
Network connections are the backbone of business connections. Cisco Small Business RV042 Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Router supports up to four wired and 50 off-site connections. The latter allows users to connect into your network with secure access to your files and intranet.

The RV042 comes with dual Internet ports that can serve as a failsafe system for 24/7 network uptime, or as a secondary connection to a separate Internet provider. Whether they're used for backup or speed boosting, the router's networking hardware will keep bottlenecks away from your network, period.

Cisco Small Business RV042 - router - desktop is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use these to create inexpensive IPSec VPN tunnels between sites. Love them. THey have never let me down. Been using them since Linksys RV.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Served us well for quite some time, but this old horse was ready to go out to pasture. Goodbye old friend.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had this VPN router setup for one of my locations. It was a great 10/100 VPN router.Liked:Easy configurationWeb interfaceVPN software/managementRan for over 5+ years without an issue.Disliked:No power switchVPN software doesn't support anything past Win7This router worked real well for me. However, if you need a gig speed and want to utilize the VPN software with Win 8 and greater, you will need to purchase a newer VPN router.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When replacing some old, custom Linux firewall/routers, we used the RV042 at the recommendation of a MSP. These little guys are awesome! They are priced right, easy to configure, and are rock solid. The only downside is they are slightly light on features, but that's definitely offset by their price.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have setup this for Multi sites, Site to Site IPSec VPN (Supports upto 50 tunnels) connected through Dyn DNS. It has been 4 years and I remember them only when I need to upgrade firmware or setup change like port forwarding or maybe when there is an issue with DSL. Its very easy to setup and simple. This is my first choice for a SMB setup. Best Fits in IT Budget
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for secondary gateways and remote offices. Note that VLANs aren't 802.1q, they are just a separation of the same network. DHCP will only work on the primary subnet which only supports /24 or up. Adding static entries into any table is a nightmare.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Out and outdated. Not worthy of consideration in present times. Even for it's day it wasn't the best.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I think this might be a consumer grade Cisco unit. Surprising that it would show up here. Don't use in an office.
Date published: 2014-03-23
  • y_2019, m_1, d_20, h_19
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_13
  • loc_en_US, sid_4254751, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_cdw