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Product Line: Cisco Cisco 890 Series
Product Type: Integrated Services Router
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Product Description

The C896VA-K9 Cisco integrates VDSL/ADSL2+ Annex A and provides connectivity through SFP ports, supporting up to 50 recommended users with dual-band wireless specifications at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. It features 256 MB of flash memory, a RJ-45 console port, and a single USB 2.0 port, encased within a 1.82 x 12.71 x 9.78 inches frame and weighing 5.5 lbs. Security is enhanced with 50 IPsec tunnels, NAT Transparency, and Dynamic Multipoint VPN, alongside switch features like MAC Filtering and Storm Control, making it suitable for various networking environments.

FAQs for the C896VA-K9

  • Does the device support VDSL/ADSL2+ Annex A?
    Yes, the device is compatible with VDSL/ADSL2+ Annex A.
  • What type of console port is available?
    The device comes with an RJ-45 console port.
  • Can I connect fiber optics directly to the device?
    Yes, it has SFP ports for direct fiber optic connections.
  • How much flash memory is available?
    It is equipped with 256 MB of flash memory.
  • What are the switch's main features?
    The switch features include MAC Filtering, Switched Port Analyzer, and Storm Control.
  • How many USB 2.0 ports does the device have?
    There is 1 USB 2.0 port available on the device.
  • What security features are included?
    Security features include Fifty IPsec Tunnels, NAT Transparency, Dynamic Multipoint VPN, Control Plane Policing, and Flexible Packet Matching.
  • What is the recommended number of users?
    The device is recommended for up to 50 users.
  • How many service set identifiers (SSIDs) does it support?
    It supports 16 Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs) and multiple broadcast SSIDs.
  • What are the wireless specifications?
    The wireless operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.

Product Review

The Cisco C896VA-K9 integrates VDSL/ADSL2+ Annex A and SFP ports, catering to versatile connectivity needs, alongside a comprehensive array of security features including IPsec tunnels and Dynamic Multipoint VPN, which ensure secure data transmission. However, with a recommended limit of 50 users, its performance may be constrained in larger network environments, potentially limiting scalability. The device offers a balanced suite of features with dual-band wireless capabilities and sufficient flash memory for most small to medium-sized enterprise applications, but its operational temperature range and user capacity could be restrictive under certain conditions or in expanding networks.


The Cisco C896VA-K9 is a versatile networking solution designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses. It integrates multiple functions including VDSL/ADSL2+ Annex A support and connectivity options through its SFP ports, making it a flexible choice for various networking requirements. This device boasts a range of switch features aimed at optimizing network performance and security. Key features include MAC Filtering, which enhances network security by allowing only identified devices to connect; Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), a useful tool for monitoring network traffic; and Storm Control, which prevents traffic overload on the network by blocking or limiting broadcast, multicast, or unicast traffic. Security is a paramount concern for any network, and the Cisco C896VA-K9 addresses this with a comprehensive suite of features. It supports up to fifty IPsec tunnels, providing secure site-to-site or remote access connections. NAT Transparency facilitates devices behind a NAT-enabled router to be accessible for certain types of VPN connections. Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) allows for more efficient network setups, reducing the need for multiple static VPNs. Control Plane Policing (CoPP) protects the device against denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and Flexible Packet Matching (FPM) offers a way to identify and manage specific packets, enhancing network security and management. Designed to support up to 50 users, this device can effectively manage the connectivity needs of a small to medium-sized office environment. It supports up to 16 Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs) and allows for the creation of multiple broadcast SSIDs, enabling businesses to segment their wireless network traffic for different user groups or services. Additionally, the device supports 14 wireless VLANs, offering further network segmentation and security. Hardware specifications include 256 MB of flash memory for firmware and configuration storage. Connectivity options are ample with an RJ-45 console port for management and a USB 2.0 port for additional storage or connectivity options. The wireless capabilities of the device span both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, providing flexibility for device compatibility and network setup.
  • Size: 1.82 x 12.71 x 9.78 inches, making it compact and easy to install in various environments.
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs, ensuring it is sturdy yet manageable for installation or relocation.
  • Power: Operates on an input AC voltage of 100 VAC to 240 VAC, with an output DC voltage of 12 VDC and a maximum output power of 60 W, accommodating a range of power supply environments.
The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a humidity tolerance of 10% to 85% non-condensing, ensuring reliable performance in various environmental conditions. Non-operating storage conditions extend from 0 °C to 65 °C with a humidity range of 5% to 95% non-condensing. It is designed to operate at altitudes from 0 to 10,000 feet and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 feet, providing flexibility for installation in different geographical locations. In summary, the Cisco C896VA-K9 integrates advanced networking features and security protocols into a compact and efficient design, making it an ideal solution for businesses looking to enhance their network infrastructure.


Part Number C896VA-K9
Manufacturer Cisco
Support for VDSL/ADSL2+ Annex A Supported
SFP Port Availability Available
Switching Capabilities MAC Address Filtering, SPAN, Rate Limiting
Security Options Up to 50 IPsec VPN Tunnels, NAT Bypass, DMVPN, CPU Protection, Context-Aware Packet Inspection
User Capacity Recommendation Up to 50 Users
SSID Support 16 SSIDs with Broadcast Capability
Supported Wireless VLANs 14
Internal Storage Capacity 256 MB Flash
Management Interface RJ-45 Console
USB 2.0 Interfaces 1 Port
Wireless Frequency Bands Dual-band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Dimensions 1.82 x 12.71 x 9.78 inches
Unit Weight 5.5 pounds
Input Voltage Range 100 to 240 VAC
DC Output 12 VDC
Power Output Maximum 60 Watts
Operational Temperature Range 0 to 40 °C
Humidity Range for Operation 10% to 85%, Non-Condensing
Temperature Range When Stored 0 to 65 °C
Storage Humidity Range 5% to 95%, Non-Condensing
Maximum Operating Elevation Up to 10,000 feet
Maximum Storage Elevation Up to 15,000 feet

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