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Cisco 880 Series Wireless Router for xDSL over POTS

Cisco 880 Series Wireless Router for xDSL over POTS
  • Donor or Provider: Cisco
  • Platform: Multiple platforms
  • Format: Hardware
  • Product ID: G-47330
  • Availability: Available

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The C887VA-W-A-K9 is one of the 880 Series of integrated services routers. It can provide Internet access, security, voice services, and virtual private network (VPN) connections for up to 20 users. These users can include 802.11 b/g/n wireless clients. It accepts an asymmetric or very-high-bit-rate DSL (ADSL or VDSL) over basic telephone service (POTS) connection.

Benefits for Organizations

This router can connect to the Internet via ADSL or VDSL over POTS. It can establish up to 20 secure VPN connections to larger networks from small remote offices and teleworkers. Staff and guests within the office can connect to the wireless router without using a wired network connection.

Major Capabilities

  • Configuration tools: The web-based Cisco Configuration Professional configuration tool simplifies deployment, management, and troubleshooting through smart wizards and task-based tutorials. The tool requires no knowledge of the included Cisco IOS software's command-line interface. Virtual LAN (VLAN) support allows computers to be moved to another location without reconfiguration.
  • Wired LAN connectivity: The four-port 10/100-Mbps Fast Ethernet managed switch provides connections for multiple devices. It has the ability to 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. The access point can operate in autonomous mode and be managed independently, or it can operate in Cisco Unified WLAN mode.
  • Security features: 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
    • EAP authentication
    • 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

Organizations 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 $1,500 in administrative fees per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). TechSoup will cancel requests that exceed this limit.
  • Budget: Organizations with total revenue 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.
    • All Cisco requests are subject to a secondary eligibility review to verify that the organization meets Cisco's philanthropy guidelines. If an organization does not meet these guidelines, Cisco reserves the right to deny a donation request at any time. TechSoup will not process payments for denied requests and will return submitted checks to the organization.
  • Organization types:
    • Eligible: The following organization types are eligible to request products in this program.
      • Organizations that supply money, goods, or services to the poor
      • Job training, counseling, or assistance organizations
      • Organizations that provide rehabilitation to convicts, ex-convicts, alcoholics, drug abusers, or compulsive gamblers
      • Remedial reading and encouragement organizations
      • Low-income housing assistance organizations
      • Health clinics, rural medical facilities, hospice, blood banks
      • Mental health care organizations
      • Organizations that provide aid to persons with disabilities
      • Certain community service organizations that mainly serve the poor
      • Organizations that provide care and housing of children, work to prevent cruelty to children, and combat juvenile delinquency
    • Ineligible: The following organization types are not eligible to request products in this program.
      • Affiliates of a national organization, including the YMCA, Goodwill Industries, 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
      • 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.
      • Foundations, lending organizations, grantmaking organizations, or organizations that provide scholarships or other funding to individuals and other organizations
      • Sports, athletic, recreational, and social activity organizations
      • Youth service organizations, except those that provide basic human needs
      • Camps
      • Non-direct service organizations or referral services
      • Schools, colleges, and related organizations
      • Cultural, historical, and other educational activity organizations
      • Organizations that provide care and housing for the aged, even if previously eligible
      • Publishing, radio and television, film production, discussion, non-scientific study and research, and information giving and opinion organizations
      • Hospitals, fire departments, nursing homes, and ambulatory services
      • Day care centers or child care activities
      • Conservation, environmental, and beautification activity organizations
      • Scientific research organizations
      • Business and professional organizations
      • Farming and related activity organizations
      • Mutual organizations
      • Employee membership benefit organizations
      • Litigation and legal aid organizations
      • Legislative and political activity organizations
      • Civil rights organizations
      • Credit counseling services or financial education
      • Advocacy organizations, including Planned Parenthood organizations
      • Libraries
  • 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.