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Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint

Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint
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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Price $86 at 1 store $89 at 1 store $207 to $221 at 4 stores $100 to $1,196 at 3 stores $46 to $54 at 5 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
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Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 597 reviews 2.5 stars out of 55 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date January 17, 2003 June 01, 2003 September 24, 2013 October 05, 2004 November 19, 2010
The Bottom Line It's hard to go wrong with the EtherFast router, but if you do, you'll wish you had a longer warranty. The BEFSX41 is an affordable solution for those who need secure access to their home or office network via the Internet. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.

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Form factor [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Networking] External
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System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
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Features NAT support
DHCP support
VPN support
Full duplex capability
Firewall protection
DMZ port
DHCP support
Info unavailable Firewall protection
URL filtering
256-bit encryption
MPLS support
Modular design
VPN support
Hardware encryption
DHCP server
FTP server
DNS proxy
Traffic shaping
Packet filtering
Virtual server support
Content filtering
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
URL filtering
Domain blocking
IP address filtering
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support
DiffServ support
Port forwarding
IGMP snooping
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
IPSec passthrough
DHCP support
NAT support
Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
Auto-fallback
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
Syslog support
SNTP support
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
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Device Type Router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Router - None
Info unavailable Router - None
Router - DSL modem
Product Description Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch BEFSR41 - Router - None
Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint - Router - None - Desktop
Info unavailable Cisco 2851 Integrated Services Router - Router - None - Desktop
D-Link DSL-520B ADSL2+ Modem Router - Router - DSL modem - Desktop
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
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IEEE 802.1p
UPnP
Remote Management Protocol RMON
SNMP 2
HTTP
Telnet
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Telnet
SNMP 1
HTTP
SSH
SNMP 2c
Digital Signaling Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable ADSL
ADSL2
ADSL2+
Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
RIP-1
RIP-2
Weight 0.9 lbs
0.9 lbs
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Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
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Enclosure Type Info unavailable Desktop
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Desktop
Packaged Quantity 1
1
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1
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.3 in x 6.1 in x 1.9 in
7.3 in x 6.1 in x 1.9 in
Info unavailable 17.2 in x 16.4 in x 3.5 in
4.7 in x 4.1 in x 1.3 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPPoE
TCP/IP
UDP/IP
IPX/SPX
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
PPTP
IPSec
PPPoE
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ICMP/IP
UDP/IP
PPTP
PAP
DHCP
DNS
IPSec
PPPoA
L2TP
AAL5
PPPoE
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
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Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable 100 Mbps
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