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Cisco 880 Series Wireless Ethernet Security Router

Cisco 880 Series Wireless Ethernet Security Router
  • Donor or Provider: Cisco
  • Platform: Multiple platforms
  • Format: Hardware
  • Product ID: G-48428
  • Availability: Available

More informations about this product


The C881W-A-K9 is one of the 880 Series of integrated services routers. It can provide Internet access; security, voice, and wireless services; and virtual private network (VPN) connections for up to 20 users. These users can include 802.11b/g/n wireless clients.

This donation includes:

  • One C881W-A-K9 router (or functionally equivalent)
  • One straight-through RJ-45 Ethernet cable
  • One RJ-45-to-DB-9 console cable
  • One external 12V DC power supply adapter
  • One AC power supply cable with cable retention clip

Benefits for Organizations

If you have network administration experience, you can use this router to:

  • Create a wireless network for staff and guests within the office
  • Securely connect up to 20 teleworkers or small remote offices to your organization's primary network through a VPN

Major Capabilities

  • Configuration tools: Administrators can use the web-based Cisco Configuration Professional configuration tool to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot their routers. It requires no knowledge of the included Cisco IOS software's command-line interface and includes smart wizards and task-based tutorials. Virtual LAN (VLAN) support allows administrators to move computers to another location without reconfiguration.
  • Wired LAN connectivity: The four-port 10/100-Mbps Fast Ethernet managed switch provides connections for multiple devices. Two ports support Power over Ethernet (PoE) for powering IP phones or external access points. Administrators designate a port as the network demilitarized zone (DMZ).
  • Wireless LAN connectivity: The router's built-in access point meets 802.11n draft 2.0 standards but is also backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g standards. Administrators can set the access point to autonomous mode and manage it independently or set it to operate in Cisco Unified WLAN mode.
  • Security: The router provides comprehensive security through an intrusion prevention system (IPS) firewall and a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall. It also provides dynamic routing and advanced quality of service (QoS) features. Wireless security features include support for:
    • WiFi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
    • Static and dynamic Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
    • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol/Simple Security Network (TKIP/SSN) encryption
  • Remote access: The router provides 20 IPsec VPN tunnels if you are running Cisco IOS Software Release 15.3(3)M or later.

More information about this product is available on the Cisco website.

Optional Licenses

You can request a license upgrade for this device through TechSoup.

  • Cisco 880 Series Advanced IP Services License: includes support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).


Cisco will provide five years of hardware and software service and support ("SMARTnet") for this product.

Obtaining Your Product

TechSoup might request additional information to verify that your organization matches the Cisco philanthropy guidelines. When TechSoup approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email from TechSoup. Cisco will deliver your product within eight weeks. For details, see The Cisco Donation Program page.

System Requirements

  • AC input voltage/frequency:
    • 100 to 240 V
    • 50 to 60 Hz
  • Environmental constraints:
    • Nonoperating temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)
    • Nonoperating humidity: 5 to 95 percent relative humidity (noncondensing)
    • Nonoperating altitude: 0 to 15,000 feet (0 to 4,570 meters)
    • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    • Operating/storage relative humidity: 10 to 85 percent relative humidity (noncondensing)
    • Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 feet (0 to 3,000 meters)

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Quantity: Organizations may place one request for a total of up to $3,000 in administrative fees per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Budget: Organizations with annual operating budgets of $10 million or less are eligible for products in this program.
  • Nonprofits only: Products in this program are available only to qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Organization types: The following organization types are not eligible to request products in this program.
    • Foundations
    • Schools, colleges, and related organizations, except remedial reading and encouragement organizations
    • Cultural, historical, and other educational activity organizations
    • Publishing, radio and television, film production, discussion, non-scientific study and research, and information giving and opinion, and Goodwill Industries organizations
    • Certain health services organizations
    • Scientific research organizations
    • Business and professional organizations
    • Farming and related activity organizations
    • Mutual organizations
    • Employee membership benefit organizations
    • Sports, athletic, recreational, and social activity organizations
    • Youth organizations, except care and housing of children, prevention of cruelty to children, and organizations that combat juvenile delinquency
    • Conservation, environmental, and beautification activity organizations
    • Housing activity organizations, except low-income housing organizations
    • Inner city or community activity organizations, except community service organizations
    • Civil rights organizations
    • Litigation and legal aid organizations
    • Legislative and political activity organizations
    • Advocacy organizations
    • Organizations with missions directed to individuals, except organizations that supply money, goods, or services to the poor; job training, counseling, or assistance; and rehabilitation organizations
    • Affiliates of a national organization, such as the YMCA and the American Red Cross, that has more than 20 locations, even if those affiliates are considered separate entities and are not funded by the national organization
    • Non-501(c)(3) libraries
    • Religious organizations without a secular community designation. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
  • Existing customers: Organizations that have purchased Cisco products within the last three months or that plan to purchase Cisco products in the next three months are not eligible for products in this program.
  • Substitutions: Cisco may substitute functionally equivalent products in a request.
  • Territories: Organizations in U.S. territories may not request products in this program.
  • Terms of service: Organizations that request Cisco products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
  • Cisco products only: Cisco requests may not include non-Cisco products. Organizations must request products from other programs separately so they are not subject to the Cisco processing delay.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Cisco for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
    • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell Cisco products.