The bintec RS353a with its combined VDSL/ADSL2+ Modem (Annex A) and dual band WIFI (802.11n) is ideal for use in home offices and at small branch locations.
The bintec RS353aw is a powerful professional VPN router for high-speed internet access. With its combination VDSL2 and ADSL 2+ modem, this model gives small and mid-sized companies the foundation they need to establish state-of-the-art, robust internet connectivity. The integrated 802.11n wireless module also provides wireless data connectivity for enterprise applications.
The RS353aw delivers advanced security, flexibility, and exceptional performance across a wide range of applications. The combination VDSL2 and ADSL2+ modem supports the Annex A standard (ADSL over POTS) according to ITU standard G992.1. The system also has a state-of-the-art dual-band wireless module which operates at 2.4 and 5 GHz. This module supports all current wireless standards including 802.11 a/b/g/n. The MIMO 2x2 technology allows for maximum raw data rates of up to 300 Mbps.
This router boasts a fan-less metal housing, offers long-term reliability for business-critical applications, and makes an ideal access router for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), branch locations, and home offices.
Thanks to the included 19-inch rackmount conversion bracket, customers can easily integrate this model into 19-inch server racks or operate it on the desktop. Rack mounting is further simplified by the device height of exactly one rack unit and the integrated power supply.
In addition to the VDSL2 /ADSL2+ modem, the bintec RS353aw also provides five Gigabit Ethernet ports which can be independently configured for use in a LAN, WAN, or DMZ. The included five licenses for hardware-accelerated IPSec tunnels provide comprehensive high-speed VPN functionality and allow for secure connections to branch locations and off-site employees. An LTE(4G) or UMTS(3G) USB modem (stick) connected to the USB port can be used as a remote configuration access and as a backup interface.
With its wide range of WAN connectivity options, the RS353aw raises the bar for flexibility among access routers.
The fan-free metal housing is a proven, rugged design that has set bintec devices apart from the competition for years. The integrated power supply and 19” conversion bracket now also make it easy to install in a 19” rack.
The bintec RS353aw is based on a powerful platform with unrivaled capabilities. Customers with VDSL2 connections can double their data transfer rates by taking advantage of VDSL vectoring technology. High speed interfaces handle heavy local network traffic with ease.
The bintec RS353aw not only delivers outstanding performance, it also provides a comprehensive range of security features. With five simultaneous IPSec channels available, you can establish secure links between branch locations, subsidiaries, and home offices. Optional the quantity of VPN tunnels can be extended to 30 tunnels. The integrated IPSec implementation in bintec routers allows the use of pre-shared keys as well as digital certificates as recommended by Germany`s Federal Office for Information Security. This lets you use a public key infrastructure and ensures maximum security. An object-oriented stateful inspection firewall offers packet filtering to provide additional protection against attacks.
A graphical user interface is the primary means of configuring the router. This fast, web-based interface makes it easy to set up routers using the integrated configuration wizard. Administrators can also manage the devices locally or remotely using configurable telnet, SSH, or GSM dial-in. The bintec DIME Manager is a free software tool that allows administrators to manage up to 50 devices at once.
Ready for the future
Businesses can easily integrate the RS353aw into existing company networks. This bintec router also allows for a gradual migration to the new IPv6 internet protocol. The integrated VDSL2 modem of the bintec RS353aw supports the asymmetric VDSL bandplan 998 including profiles 8b, 17a, and 30a, the standards used in Germany and most other European countries. The modem also supports automatic failover to ADSL2+. With easy migration from ADSL2+ to VDSL2 and support for VDSL vectoring, the professional-grade bintec RS353aw router is a sound investment in your organization`s future.
WLAN Controller, HotSpot and adult content filtering
The router also includes all the functionality of the bintec WLAN Controller. With an RS series router, you can manage WLAN networks with up to 48 access points. The number of WLAN clients logged on to the network at the same time should not exceed the number of 150 WLAN clients. For larger networks or a higher number of WLAN clients, we recommend the use of a router of the RXL series. No matter whether you need frequency management with automatic channel selection, load-balancing across several access points, support for virtual LANs, or virtual wireless network administration (multi-SSID) - you have all these advanced features at your fingertips with the WLAN Controller. The software continually monitors the entire wireless network, notifying administrators of any malfunctions or security threats.
The router`s integrated HotSpot Gateway together is an ideal complement to the WLAN Controller in combination with a bintec HotSpot license, allowing operators to set up a wireless guest network that requires authentication. This secure separation between the guest network and company network is configured through the WLAN Controller and implemented using virtual wireless networks. An additional highlight is the optional bintec elmeg webfilter which can be used to prevent children and youth from accessing inappropriate content.
Quality of Service (QoS)Layer2/3 tagging
Conversion of 802.1p layer 2 priorisation information to layer 3 diffserv attributes
TCP Download Rate Control
For reservation of bandwidth for VoIP connections
Priority Queuing of packets on the basis of the DiffServ/TOS field
Policy based Traffic Shapping
Dynamic bandwidth management via IP traffic shaping
Dynamic reservation of bandwidth, allocation of guaranteed and maximum bandwidths
2 year manufacturer warranty inclusive advanced replacement
Free-of-charge software updates for system software (BOSS) and management software (DIME Manager)
Redundancy / LoadbalancingLoad Balancing
Static and dynamic load balancing to several WAN connections on IP layer
Optional: Bintec Router Redundancy Protocol for backup of several passive or active devices with free selectable priority
Bandwidth on Demand: dynamic bandwidth to suit data traffic load
Simple VPN backup via different media. Additional enables the bintec elmeg interface based VPN concept the application of routing protocols for VPN connections.
Content of DeliveryWLAN antenna
Two external 3 dBi dipol dualband antennas
Power cable with connector according to IEC-60320-C5/C6, length 1.8m, 3-pole
Guide for the Installation
19" brackets and screws
Two 19" brackets for the switch panel mounting
1 Ethernet cable, 2m
VDSL/ADSL cable (RJ45-RJ11), 3m
Layer 2 FunctionalityVLAN
Support of up to 256 VLAN (Virtual LAN) for segmentation of the network in independent virtual segments (workgroups)
Enables the router to answer ARP requests for hosts, which are accessible via the router. That enables the remote clients to use an IP address from the local net.
Support of layer 2 bridging with the possibility of separation of network segment via the configuration of bridge groups
Logging / Monitoring / ReportingInternal system logging
Syslog storage in RAM, display via web-based configuration user interface (http/https), filter for subsystem, level, message
External system logging
Syslog, several syslog server with different syslog level configurable
Automatic E-Mail alert by definable events
SNMP traps (v1, v2, v3) configurable
Display of IPSec tunnel and IPSec statistic; output via web-based configuration user interface (http/https)
Statistic information of all pysical and logical interfaces (ETH0, ETH1, SSIDx, ...), output via web-based configuration user interface (http/https)
Detailed IP accounting, source, destination, port, interface and packet/bytes counter, transmission also via syslog protocol to syslog server
RADIUS accounting for PPP, PPTP, PPPoE and ISDN dialup connections
Keep Alive Monitoring
Control of hosts/connections via ICMP polling
Traces can be stored in PCAP format, so that import to different open source trace tools (e.g. wireshark) is possible.
Administration / ManagementRADIUS
Central check of access authorization at one or several RADIUS server, RADIUS (PPP, IPSec inclusive X-Auth and login authentication)
On a RADIUS server configured PPP und IPSec connection can be loaded into the gateway (RADIUS dialout).
Support of TACACS+ server for login authentication and for shell comando authorization
The device system time can be obtained via ISDN and from a SNTP server (up to 3 time server configurable). The obtained time can also be transmitted per SNTP to SNTP clients.
Automatic Time Settings
Time zone profiles are configurable. That enables an automatic change from summer to winter time.
Supported management systems
DIME Manager, XAdmin
Configuring of time and event controlled tasks, e.g. reboot device, activate/deactivate interface, activate/deactivate WLAN, trigger SW update and configuration backup
Configuration Interface (FCI)
Integrated web server for web-based configuration via HTTP or HTTPS (supporting self created certificates). This user interface is by most of bintec elmeg GmbH products identical.
Software updates are free of charge; update via local files, HTTP, TFTP or via direct access to the bintec elmeg web server
Remote maintenance via telnet, SSL, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS and SNMP (V1,V2,V3)
GSM remote maintenance
Remote maintenance via GSM login (external USB UMTS (3G) modem required)
Device discovery function
Device discovery via SNMP multicast.
On The Fly configuration
No reboot after reconfiguration required
SNMP (v1, v2, v3), USM model, VACM views, SNMP traps (v1, v2, v3) configurable, SNMP IP access list configurable
Complete management with MIB-II, MIB 802.11, Enterprise MIB
Configuration export and import
Load and save configurations, optional encrypted; optional automatic control via scheduler
Supports SSH V1.5 and SSH V2.0 for secure connections of terminal applications
Integration into Network Node Manager
Support of XAdmin roll out and configuration managemant tool for larger router installations (IP+ISDN+GSM)
Configuration via USB
Configuration interface is available
InterfacesVDSL2/ ADSL 2+/ ADSL
xDSL over POTS
5 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Twisted Pair, autosensing, Auto MDI/MDI-X, up to 4 ports can be switches as additional WAN ports incl. load balancing, all Ethernet ports can be configured as LAN or WAN.
USB 2.0 host
USB 2.0 full speed host port for connecting LTE(4G) or UMTS(3G) USB sticks (supported sticks: see www.bintec-elmeg.com)
Service-Interface USB 2.0 plug B (driver: see www.bintec-elmeg.com)
Power, Status, 10 * Ethernet, VDSL, WLAN, USB
System time persists even at power failure for some hours.
Integrated in housing
Possible, rubber pad included the package
Temperature range: Operational 0°C to 40°C; storage -25°C to 70°C; Max. rel. humidity 10 - 95% (non condensing)
Internal power supply 110-240V, AC 50/60Hz, 0.7A, with energy-efficient switching controller
Power consumption (idling)
Less than 5 Watt
Metal case, opening for Kensington lock, prepared for wall mounting
Ca. 265 mm x 40 mm x 170 mm (W x H x D)
Fanless design therefor high MTBF
Restart or reset to factory state possible
Supported from Release 9.1.10
Standards and certifications
EN 55032; EN 55024 + EN 55024/A1; EN61000-3-2; EN 61000-3-3; EN 61000-4-4; EN 60950-1; EN 300 328; EN 301 489-17; EN 301 489-1; EN 301 893
IPv6IPv4/ IPv6 Dual Stack
Parallel mode IPv4/ IPv6 supported
DHCP Server and Client
Neighbor Discovery Protocol: Router Discovery, Prefix Discovery, Parameter Discovery, Address Resolution, Static configuration of neighbors, IPv6 Router AAdvertisment Option for DNS Configuration (trough ND)
Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
IPv6 Stateless address auto-configuration (SLAAC), Manual address configuration, General-prefix support for address configuraion (user and prefix delegation DHCPv6), Duplicate Address Detection
ICMPv6 (router & host)
Destination Unreachable, Packet too big, Time exceeded, Echo Request
Multicast for IPv6
Firewall via IPv6
IPSec for IPv6
DSLADSL 2 / ADSL 2+
ADSL over POTS (ITU G.992.1, ITU G.922.2, ITU G.992.3, ITU G.992.5 Annex A)
Backward compatible to ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ over POTS, Annex A
VDSL2 Vectoring ITU G.993.5
VDSL2 ITU G.993.2
VDSL Profile 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a, 30a
Support of Dying Gasp
Support of layer 1 protocol AAL5, PVCs, RFC 1483
Support of up to 7 virtual channels (VC)
Support of OAM F4/F5 line monitoring
Support of ATM traffic management (COS - CBR, VBR, UBR)
Wireless LANShort guard interval (802.11n)
On/off switchable; increase of throughput by reduction of the guard intervals from 800ns to 400ns
Advanced 11n performance features
Beamforming, MRC (Maximum Ratio Combining), Block-Acknowledge
RTS/CTS threshold adjustable
20/40 MHz (bundling of two adjoining 20 MHz channels to one 40 MHz channel)
Automatic fallback or fixed transmission rate selectable
Number of spatial streams (802.11n)
1 or 2
Depending on the complexity of configuration up to 8 service sets per radio module, with virtual access points and own MAC address per SSID.
802.11n (MIMO 2x2); 802.11b; 802.11g; 802.11a; 802.11h
Frequency bands 2.4 GHz indoor/outdoor
2.4 GHz Indoor/Outdoor (2412-2472 MHz) max. 100 mW EiRP.
Frequency bands 5 GHz indoor
5 GHz indoor (5150-5350 MHz) max. 200 mW EiRP allowed. This information is related to the permitted transmission power in the ETSI regulation domain.
Frequency bands 5 GHz outdoor
5 GHz outdoor (5470-5725 MHz) max. 200 mW EiRP allowed. This information is related to the permitted transmission power in the ETSI regulation domain.
WLAN Accesspoint operation
2.4 GHz operation: 802.11b only; 802.11g only, 802.11b/g/n mixed; 802.11b/g/n mixed long; 802.11b/g/b mixed short; 802.11b/g/n; 802.11g/n; 802.11n only; 5 GHz Operation: 802.11a only; 802.11a/n; 802.11n only
Automatic Rate Selection (ARS)
Automatic usage of the optimized data rate
Data rates for 802.11b,g (2.4 GHz)
11, 5.5, 2 und 1 Mbps (DSSS modulation); 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps (OFDM modulation)
Data rates for 802.11a,h (5 GHz)
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps (OFDM modulation)
Data rates for 802.11n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
MCS0-15 enables physical rates up to 150 Mbps at 20 MHz channels bandwidth, 2 streams, short guard interval; MCS0-15 enables physical data rates up to 300 Mbps at 40 MHz channels bandwidth, 2 streams, short guard interval
WLAN Electric CharacteristicsTX power @ 2,4 GHz 802.11n 40 MHz
MCS0/8 19 dBm; MCS1/9 19 dBm; MCS2/10 19 dBm; MCS3/11 19 dBm; MCS4/12 19 dBm; MCS5/13 19 dBm; MCS6/14 19 dBm; MCS7/15 19 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity @ 2.4 GHz 802.11n 20 MHz
MCS0 -95 dBm; MCS1 -94 dBm; MCS2 -92 dBm; MCS3 -88 dBm; MCS4 -85 dBm; MCS5 -81 dBm; MCS6 -80 dBm; MCS7 -78dBm; MCS8 -95 dBm; MCS9 -94 dBm; MCS10 -91 dBm; MCS11 -87 dBm; MCS12 -84 dBm; MCS13 -81 dBm; MCS14 -79 dBm; MCS15 -77 dBm
TX power @ 5 GHz 801.11a/h
6 Mbps 19 dBm;9 Mbps 19 dBm; 12 Mbps 19 dBm; 18 Mbps 19 dBm; 24 Mbps 19 dBm; 36 Mbps 19 dBm; 48 Mbps 19 dBm; 54 Mbps 19 dBm
TX power @ 5 GHz 802.11n 20 MHz
MCS0/8 23 dBm; MCS1/9 23 dBm; MCS2/10 22 dBm; MCS3/11 21 dBm; MCS4/12 20 dBm; MCS5/13 19 dBm; MCS6/14 18 dBm; MCS7/15 18 dBm
TX power @ 5 GHz 802.11n 40 MHz
MCS0/8 19 dBm; MCS1/9 19 dBm; MCS2/10 19 dBm; MCS3/11 19 dBm; MCS4/12 19 dBm; MCS5/13 18 dBm; MCS6/14 17 dBm; MCS7/15 17 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity @ 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g
1 Mbps -92 dBm; 2 Mbps -92 dBm; 5,5 Mbps -92 dBm; 11 Mbps -92 dBm; 6 Mbps -95 dBm;9 Mbps -95 dBm; 12 Mbps -94 dBm; 18 Mbps -92 dBm; 24 Mbps -90 dBm; 36 Mbps -85 dBm; 48 Mbps -83 dBm; 54 Mbps -80 dBm
TX power @ 2,4 GHz 802.11n 20 MHz
MCS0/8 19 dBm; MCS1/9 19 dBm; MCS2/10 19 dBm; MCS3/11 19 dBm; MCS4/12 19 dBm; MCS5/13 19 dBm; MCS6/14 19 dBm; MCS7/15 19 dBm
TX power @ 2,4 GHz 801.11b/g
1 Mbps 19 dBm; 2 Mbps 19 dBm; 5,5 Mbps 19 dBm; 11 Mbps 19 dBm; 6 Mbps 19 dBm;9 Mbps 19 dBm; 12 Mbps 19 dBm; 18 Mbps 19 dBm; 24 Mbps 19 dBm; 36 Mbps 19 dBm; 48 Mbps 19 dBm; 54 Mbps 19 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity @ 5 GHz 802.11a/h
6 Mbps -95 dBm;9 Mbps -94dBm; 12 Mbps -93 dBm; 18 Mbps -90 dBm; 24 Mbps -88 dBm; 36 Mbps -84 dBm; 48 Mbps -82 dBm; 54 Mbps -81 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity @ 5 GHz 802.11n 40 MHz
MCS0 -91 dBm; MCS1 -89 dBm; MCS2 -87 dBm; MCS3 -84 dBm; MCS4 -81 dBm; MCS5 -78 dBm; MCS6 -76 dBm; MCS7 -74 dBm; MCS8 -90 dBm; MCS9 -89 dBm; MCS10 -87 dBm; MCS11 -83 dBm; MCS12 -80 dBm; MCS13 -77 dBm; MCS14 -75 dBm; MCS15 -73 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity @ 2.4 GHz 802.11n 40 MHz
MCS0 -92 dBm; MCS1 -91 dBm; MCS2 -89 dBm; MCS3 -86 dBm; MCS4 -82 dBm; MCS5 -79 dBm; MCS6 -77 dBm; MCS7 -75 dBm; MCS8 -91 dBm; MCS9 -91 dBm; MCS10 -89 dBm; MCS11 -85 dBm; MCS12 -82 dBm; MCS13 -78 dBm; MCS14 -77 dBm; MCS15 -74 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity @ 5 GHz 802.11n 20 MHz
MCS0 -96 dBm; MCS1 -93 dBm; MCS2 -91 dBm; MCS3 -88 dBm; MCS4 -85 dBm; MCS5 -81 dBm; MCS6 -79 dBm; MCS7 -77 dBm; MCS8 -94 dBm; MCS9 -92 dBm; MCS10 -90 dBm; MCS11 -87 dBm; MCS12 -84 dBm; MCS13 -80 dBm; MCS14 -78 dBm; MCS15 -76 dBm
DES (64 Bit), 3DES (192 Bit), AES (128,192,256 Bit), CAST (128 Bit), Blowfish (128-448 Bit), Twofish (256 Bit); MD-5, SHA-1,SHA-2 (256,384,512), RipeMD160, Tiger192 Hashes
IPSec Deffie-Hellman Groups
1 (768 Bit), 2 (1024 Bit), 5 (1536 Bit), 14 (2048 Bit), 15 (3072 Bit), 16 (4096 Bit)
Number of VPN tunnels
Inclusive 5 active VPN tunnels with the protocols IPSec, PPTP, L2TP and GRE v.0 (also in combination possible). Optional router extension up to 30 simultaneous utilisable VPN tunnel via license.
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol for establishing fo Virtual Privat Networks, inclusive strong encryption methods with 128 Bit (MPPE) up to 168 Bit (DES/3DES, Blowfish)
Generic Routing Encapsulation V.0 according RFC 2784 for common encapsulation
Layer 2 tunnelling protocol inclusive PPP user authentication
Internet Protocol Security establishing of VPN connections
IPSec hardware acceleration
Integrated hardware acceleration for IPSec encryption algorithms DES, 3DES, AES
IPSec key exchange via preshared keys or certificates. Support of IKEv1, IKEv2 Initiator Mode, IKEv2 Responder Mode
IPSec IKE Config Mode
IKE Config Mode server enables dynamic assignment of IP addresses from the address pool of the company. IKE Config Mode client enables the router, to get assigned dynamically an IP address.
IPSec IKE XAUTH (Client/Server)
Internet Key Exchange protocol Extended Authenticaion client for login to XAUTH server and XAUTH server for loging of XAUTH clients
IPSec IKE XAUTH (Client/Server)
Inclusive the forwarding to a RADIUS-OTP (One Time Password) server (supported OTP solutions see www.bintec-elmeg.com).
Support of NAT-Traversal (Nat-T) for the application at VPN lines with NAT
IPSec IPComp data compression for higher data throughput via LZS
IPSec certificates (PKI)
Support of X.509 multi-level certificates compatible to Micrososft and Open SSL CA server; upload of PKCS#7/8/10/12 files via TFTP, HTTP, HTTP, LDAP, file upload and manual via FCI
Certificates management via SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol)
IPSec Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL)
Support of remote CRLs on a server via LDAP or local CRLs
IPSec Dead Peer Detection (DPD)
Continuous control of IPSec connection
IPSec dynamic DNS
Enables the registering of dynamic IP addresses by a dynamic DNS provider for establishing a IPSec connection.
Authentication of IPSec connections at a RADIUS server. Additionally the IPSec peers, which were configured on a RADIUS server, can be loaded into the gateway (RADIUS dialout).
IPSec Multi User
Enables the Dial-in of several IPSec clients via a single IPSec peer configuration entry
The possibility to operate Quality of Service (traffic shaping) inside of an IPSec tunnel
By activating of NAT on an IPSec connection it is possible, to implement several remote locations with identical local IP addess networks in different IP nets for the VPN connection
Number of IPSec tunnels
Inclusive 5 active IPSec tunnels (expandable to 30 tunnels)
Symmetric Network and Port Address Translation (NAT/PAT) with randomly generated ports inclusive Multi NAT (1:1 translation of whole networks)
Policy based NAT/PAT
Network and Port Address Translation based on different criteria like IP protocols, source/destination IP address and port. Configurable for incoming and outgoing connections and for each interface.
Stateful Inspection Firewall
Packet filtering depending on the direction with controling and interpretation of each single connection status
Filtering of IP packets according to different criteria like IP protocols, source/destination IP address, source/destination port, TOS/DSCP, layer 2 priority for each interface variable configurable
Support of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP v1, v2, v3) for the simultaneous distribution of IP packets to several stations
Multicast inside IPSec tunnel
Enables the transmission of multicast packets via an IPSec tunnel
Multicast IGMP Proxy
For easy forwarding of multicast packets via dedicated interfaces
Support of RIPv1 and RIPv2, separated configurable for each interface
Triggerd RIP updates according RFC 2091 and 2453, Poisened Rerverse for a better distribution of the routes; furthermore the possibility to define RIP filters for each interface.
Policy based Routing
Extended routing (Policy Based Routing) depending of diffent criteria like IP protocols (Layer4), source/destination IP address, source/destination port, TOS/DSCP, source/destination interface and destination interface status
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (Client and Server) for establisching of PPP connections via Ethernet/DSL (RFC 2516)
Enables the forwarding of DNS requests of free configurable domains to assigned DNS server.
Enables the registering of dynamic assigned IP addresses at adynamic DNS provider, e.g. for establishing of VPN connections
DNS client, DNS server, DNS relay and DNS proxy
Enables the easy routing of IP via ATM
DHCP Client, Server, Proxy and Relay for siplified TCP/IP configuration
Packet size controling
Adaption of PMTU or automatic packet size controling via fragmentation
Point to Point Protocol over ATM for establishing of PPP connections via ATM/DSL
Multilink extension MLPPPoE for bundeling several PPPoE connections (only if both sides support MLPPPoE)
Support of Point to Point Protocol (PPP) for establishing of standard PPP connections, inclusive the Multilink extension MLPPP for the bundeling of several connections
Part number 5510000344 bintec RS353aw
Part number 5500001622 VDSL License RS353ax (Annex A)
Part number 5500000781 RSxx3/Rxx02/RTxx02/RXL-IPSEC25 License
Part number 5500000943 License WLAN Contr. 6AP
Part number 5500002096 Webfilter Lic. 50 (1 year)
Part number 5510000198 HotSpotHosting 1yr 1 location