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

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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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Price $139 to $199 at 2 stores $109 to $159 at 3 stores $139 to $312 at 8 stores $29 at 1 store
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    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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Release date June 01, 2003 January 17, 2003 July 31, 2012 August 15, 2003
The Bottom Line The BEFSX41 is an affordable solution for those who need secure access to their home or office network via the Internet. It's hard to go wrong with the EtherFast router, but if you do, you'll wish you had a longer warranty. The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

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Features See What's the Same or What's different
Interface (Bus) Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable USB
Form factor [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Networking] Info unavailable External
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Device Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Network adapter
System Requirements Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 98/ME
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable
Features VPN support
Full duplex capability
Firewall protection
DMZ port
DHCP support
NAT support
DHCP support
P2P client
Samba support
FTP server
DNS proxy
IPv6 support
Virtual server support
DoS attack prevention
URL filtering
Static IP mode
Parental control
Bandwidth control
DLNA Media Server
Network monitoring
ASUS AiRadar
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
IPSec passthrough
VPN support
IPv4 support
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
UPnP Media Server
Info unavailable
Form Factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable External
Device Type Router - None
Router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable
Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Linksys USB VPN and Firewall Adapter - Network adapter
Product Description Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint - Router - None - Desktop
Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch BEFSR41 - Router - None
ASUS RT-AC66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Wall-mountable
- Desktop
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.11a
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
Info unavailable
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 2
HTTP
Telnet
RMON
HTTP
Info unavailable
Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
Info unavailable
Weight 0.9 lbs
0.9 lbs
15.9 oz
2.5 oz
Cabling Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Ethernet 100Base-TX
Ethernet 10Base-T
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.5 in x 4.7 in x 0.6 in
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Info unavailable Wall-mountable
Desktop
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.3 in x 6.1 in x 1.9 in
7.3 in x 6.1 in x 1.9 in
8.1 in x 5.9 in x 1.4 in
Info unavailable
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP
IPSec
PPPoE
PPPoE
TCP/IP
UDP/IP
IPX/SPX
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
PPTP
NTP
FTP
L2TP
DDNS
PPPoE
TCP/IP
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps
Info unavailable 1300 Mbps
100 Mbps
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