Tech Spec Roundup: HP R100 Wireless VPN Routers Series
By Stacey Vanden Boogart-Romenesko - January 19, 2015
Dell isn’t the only manufacturer taking aim at networking giants like Cisco to claim some of the small business networking market. HP has made it clear they intend to dislodge the often proprietary Cisco from that lead spot by embracing open source technologies and highly capable, yet affordable networking hardware.
Regardless of the manufacturer, the hardware options in the network world seem endless. With branch, campus, and data center solutions, HP Networking’s router selection is no exception. What’s the best option for a small business with basic routing and VPN needs? Enter the R100 Wireless VPN Router Series. Let’s break it down:
The R100 Wireless VPN Router Series is designed to be an all-in-one, plug-and-play, solution for small businesses looking to share resources and access the internet securely. These models offer high performance connectivity to the internet, remote employees, and locations and fast access to data and files to keep office productivity at a maximum. Starting a business or branch? The R100 Wireless VPN Router Series are the perfect starting point for your first network. As part of the HP OfficeConnect portfolio they’re ready to scale with your business and will play nice with HP switches should you decide to deploy a server for centrally stored files or printers.
HP offers two models in the R100 Series - the HP R110 Wireless 11n VPN AM Router, and the HP R120 Wireless 11ac VPN AM Router. They offer a version of each model for the North American market, as well as separate versions for the worldwide market.
The primary difference between the HP R110 and the R120 is the wireless LAN Capabilities - with the R110 offering 802.11a/b/g/n and the R120 offering 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Common features in the R100 series models include:
- SPI Firewall, VPN for Internet Access with Encryption and Authentication, Next-generation HP Networking Web Interface
- Ports: 1 RJ-45 Autosensing 10/100/1000 WAN port and 4 RJ-45 Autosensing 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
- Throughput: 920Mbps (NAT) Maximum
- Concurrent Sessions: 5
- IPSec VPN Tunnels: 5
- Number of VLANs: 5
The R100 Router Series delivers the reliability, performance, and price point that small businesses need in an easy-to-use package. Please browse the complete selection here. Aventis Systems also carries Cisco routers for your more advanced networking requirements. Not sure what you need? Our Networking Selector tools take the guesswork out of selecting switches, security, or routers. In just a few clicks these informative tools takes the guesswork out of shopping for network gear!
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