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Linksys WRV54G Wireless VPN Router

Linksys WRV54G Wireless VPN Router
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Price $86 at 1 store $143 to $197 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 597 reviews 1.5 stars out of 83 reviews 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date January 17, 2003 August 26, 2004 July 31, 2012 July 23, 2004
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 WRV54G puts the cart before the horse, providing lots of VPN tunnels without covering fundamental wireless-security bases. 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. D-Link's DI-808HV is a great way to offer a secure VPN connection to your office when you're on the road.

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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
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows XP
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Power Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
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Features NAT support
DHCP support
VPN support
Full duplex capability
Switching
DMZ port
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
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
VPN support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Switching
Auto-negotiation
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Flow control
NAT support
Device Type Router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Router - None - 8-port switch (integrated)
Product Description 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
ASUS RT-AC66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Wall-mountable
- Desktop
D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-808HV - Router - None - Desktop
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.1x
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.11a
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3x
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Remote Management Protocol RMON
HTTP
HTTP
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Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
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Weight 0.9 lbs
1.1 lbs
15.9 oz
0.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
3 years warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Info unavailable Desktop
Wall-mountable
Desktop
Desktop
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Frequency Band Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.3 in x 6.1 in x 1.9 in
7.3 in x 6.9 in x 1.9 in
8.1 in x 5.9 in x 1.4 in
4.6 in x 7.6 in x 1.2 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPPoE
TCP/IP
UDP/IP
IPX/SPX
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
Info unavailable PPTP
NTP
FTP
L2TP
DDNS
PPPoE
L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
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 Info unavailable 54 Mbps
1300 Mbps
100 Mbps
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