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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Linksys WRV54G Wireless VPN Router

Linksys WRV54G Wireless VPN Router
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Price $89 at 1 store $86 at 1 store $25 at 1 store $100 to $1,194 at 2 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
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Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 55 reviews 3.0 stars out of 597 reviews 1.5 stars out of 83 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date June 01, 2003 January 17, 2003 August 26, 2004 August 15, 2003 October 05, 2004
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 WRV54G puts the cart before the horse, providing lots of VPN tunnels without covering fundamental wireless-security bases.

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Features See What's the Same or What's different
Interface (Bus) Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable USB
Info unavailable
Form factor [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Networking] Info unavailable External
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Device Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Network adapter
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System Requirements Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 98/ME
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
Info unavailable
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Features VPN support
Full duplex capability
Firewall protection
DMZ port
DHCP support
NAT support
DHCP support
VPN support
Full duplex capability
Switching
DMZ port
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
Info unavailable Firewall protection
URL filtering
256-bit encryption
MPLS support
Modular design
VPN support
Hardware encryption
Form Factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable External
Info unavailable
Device Type Router - None
Router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Router - None
Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Linksys USB VPN and Firewall Adapter - Network adapter
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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
Linksys Wireless-G VPN Broadband Router WRV54G - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g - Desktop
Info unavailable Cisco 2851 Integrated Services Router - Router - None - Desktop
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.1x
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable IEEE 802.3af
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 2
HTTP
Telnet
RMON
HTTP
Info unavailable SNMP 3
Weight 0.9 lbs
0.9 lbs
1.1 lbs
2.5 oz
25.1 lbs
Cabling Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Ethernet 100Base-TX
Ethernet 10Base-T
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.5 in x 4.7 in x 0.6 in
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Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
3 years warranty
1 year warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop - Modular - 2 nm
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
Info unavailable 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
7.3 in x 6.9 in x 1.9 in
Info unavailable 17.2 in x 16.4 in x 3.5 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP
IPSec
PPPoE
PPPoE
TCP/IP
UDP/IP
IPX/SPX
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
Info unavailable TCP/IP
IPSec
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps
Info unavailable 54 Mbps
100 Mbps
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