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RV110W doesn't connect to internet

Greetings.

Just got this RV110W. A couple of problems.

After I upgraded the firmware to 1.2.2.1, I lost internet connectivity. I factory reset the unit, and during set up it says that it has access, but non of my clients get to internet... It's almost like all the ports are closed...

 

2nd problem (which was present before I upgraded the firmware, when I had Internet access) I'm using this unit to connect about 70 ESP8266 Sonoff power switches. I have 4 APs to provide good wifi coverage. The APs are set to use the 110s DHCP controller... As I keep adding the switches, at one point the 110 crashes. Can't get connected by wifi anymore, have to reset the router. Sometimes this is instant, sometimes it happens overnight... 

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Thanks again.

I had disabled the entire firewall to get access to the net. I now have
enebled it again and added HTTP to HTTPS and it seems to be working.

The whole system appears stable, after I changed the APs to Smart IP (as
opposed to static) and reserved individual addresses outside of DHCP range.
All Sonoff Switches work, all APs work.

Thanks again for your help.

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honestly that amount of users on a SOHO router is too much either way , we use 4331s for that size office with up to 50 users with 50mb - 100mb links
personally yes i would think so its being oversubscribed probably in a few ways

This is Ciscos below , 5 or fewer users
The Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines simple, highly secure wired and wireless connectivity for small offices/home offices and remote workers with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point; a 4-port 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet switch; an intuitive, browser-based device manager; and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, at a very affordable price. Its combination of business-class features, support for virtual networks to enable highly secure guest access, simple installation, and top-quality user experience takes basic connectivity for a small business with five or fewer employees to a new level. Cisco RV110W VPN Appliance RV110W-A-NA-K9 Network Security & Firewalls .

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Hi
i dont use these specific models but i remember if its in router mode it blocks NAT automatically which would kill internet for local users , after reset is it still gateway mode in routing TAB ?
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Hi, Most helpful.

Yes, after the reset, the unit put itself in Gateway mode. Should I put it
in Router mode?

When I disable the firewall, I get internet connection. Obviously, this is
not a permanent solution.
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Hi so youve found the issue there nearly its the firewall settings , gateway setting is correct but when you disabled the firewall everything works , did you take a copy of the previous firewall settings before any changes were made , if not post a screenshot of how its its currently set and we will see if something stands out
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Thanks again.

I had disabled the entire firewall to get access to the net. I now have
enebled it again and added HTTP to HTTPS and it seems to be working.

The whole system appears stable, after I changed the APs to Smart IP (as
opposed to static) and reserved individual addresses outside of DHCP range.
All Sonoff Switches work, all APs work.

Thanks again for your help.

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Ok. Got excited too soon.

Is there another reason the Router might refuse to connect to the internet?

Like I said, I have about 70 ESP8266 clients sitting on this network. Is it
possible that the RV110W gets overloaded, when too many of them come on
line? These units tend to come on line 15 or so at a time. Sometimes they
all connect. More often, the whole system crashes. I can't connect via WiFi
any more, or I connect to WiFi, but internet is lost?

I'm suspecting it is some type of IP conflict, but I don't know, where to
start looking...


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its only specked for 32 user on wireless and that's in best lab conditions they test in with no interference etc

Active WLAN clients

● Up to 32 clients

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/rv110w-wireless-n-vpn-firewall/data_sheet_c78-660141.html
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Ah, that makes sense then.

How do I get around that limitation? Buy a monster firewall/router?

Or, maybe can I give the various APs DHCP duties and apportion the IP pool
into, say 25 address chunks...

Thanks for your continued help!
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After reading the datasheet, a question popped up:

The WLAN supports up to 32 active clients. I have 15 clients on the WLAN of
the RV110W, the other 55 are connected to it's Ethernet ports via APs. I'm
only asking the RV110W to manage the IP pool, keeping the ESPs on line and
handle some extremely light/slow traffic (on/off commands).

Does this scenario exceed the 110s capabilities?

Thanks for your continued support.
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honestly that amount of users on a SOHO router is too much either way , we use 4331s for that size office with up to 50 users with 50mb - 100mb links
personally yes i would think so its being oversubscribed probably in a few ways

This is Ciscos below , 5 or fewer users
The Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines simple, highly secure wired and wireless connectivity for small offices/home offices and remote workers with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point; a 4-port 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet switch; an intuitive, browser-based device manager; and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, at a very affordable price. Its combination of business-class features, support for virtual networks to enable highly secure guest access, simple installation, and top-quality user experience takes basic connectivity for a small business with five or fewer employees to a new level. Cisco RV110W VPN Appliance RV110W-A-NA-K9 Network Security & Firewalls .

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Hi there,

So here's an interesting observation I made today.

I had to make room for the painters, so I unplugged the RV110W and
connected the Switch directly to the ISP provided Huawei fiber modem. The
switch had an AP connected to it and lo and behold, the Sonoff devices,
which were connected to the switch all came on line! I connected the cables
of the other APs as well and the RV110W (it had about 15 Sonoffs on it's on
WLAN. This cheapo Huawei WiFi gateway handles all 70 devices without a
problem!

Is it possible that the RV110W, which was first produced in 2011 (mine is
the latest V5, 2 months old), is just too outdated that it cannot cope with
the volume? It's either that, or there's another problem I'm not seeing...

Now, the ISPs Huawei is clearly not a long-term solution, since it is
completely closed to me (I can't even change the SSID). So, I'll have to
find a permanent solution. The 4331 you suggested is prohibitively
expensive, more than 25* the price I paid for the RV110V.

I guess this unit will become an access point or something similar...

Cheers.
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Hi
i don't think it has the capacity on the board to process all that traffic , its a high end feature router but for low amount of users.
Understand budget can be an issue and 4ks are enterprise so maybe look at the newer SMB range like RV340/45 models , ive seen posts where they can handle a 100 users and the data sheet looks good for them plenty throughput

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/small-business-rv-series-routers/datasheet-c78-738374.html

https://community.cisco.com/t5/small-business-routers/cisco-rv320-and-rv325-for-40-users/td-p/2912362
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