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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 $109 to $159 at 3 stores $139 to $199 at 2 stores $217 to $248 at 5 stores $12 to $78 at 2 stores $49 to $213 at 4 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 June 10, 2010 June 26, 2013
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
Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
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Features NAT support
DHCP support
VPN support
Full duplex capability
Firewall protection
DMZ port
DHCP support
Info unavailable Wall mountable
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
128-bit encryption
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
DHCP server
3T3R MIMO technology
Quality of Service (QoS)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Device Type Router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Router - None
Info unavailable Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
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 Linksys Wireless-N Home Router WRT120N - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
Linksys Wireless-AC Wi-Fi 5GHz Universal Media Connector WUMC710 - Wireless router - 802.11ac (draft 2.0) - Desktop
- 802.11a/n
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Remote Management Protocol RMON
SNMP 2
HTTP
Telnet
Info unavailable HTTPS
HTTP
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Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
RIP
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Weight 0.9 lbs
0.9 lbs
Info unavailable 8.4 oz
9.5 oz
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
Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
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 8 in x 6.3 in x 1.4 in
7 in x 5 in x 2.7 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPPoE
TCP/IP
UDP/IP
IPX/SPX
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
PPTP
IPSec
PPPoE
Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
PPPoE
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Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable 100 Mbps
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