Pros cheap, comes with cables, as if thats worth something
Cons doesnt work 100%, few options, options dont work
Summary before it is even said that i am trolling, you should know, i am a trained CCNA, who also teachs CCNA and i have my MCSE 3 times over. i work with cisco equipment all day long and spend about 50 hours a week running cable and making networks work.
I treid this router out at a small clients office and couldnt get it to work properly with there Cable internet, i then brought it home and tried it on my ADSL and it didnt work. i brought it back same problems in boh places, brought it back again and th third model wouldnt even load, it got stuck in its own loading routine and after a hard reset it wouldnt turn over at all.
Iwent out and bought a D-Link DI-604, hooked it to a second switch and now run 5 PC`s in the clients office wihout a hitch...This isnt my first issue with linksys, cisco bought them and they arent benefiting from cisco`s golden touch which i professional love.
Pros VPN endpoint
Cons buggy firmware, little firewall config settings
Summary I would recommend this router for families only....especially friends willing to play online games (either XBox PS2 so on, PC...) direct play, not through some third party servers.
The VPN endpoint is a very handy (and at a low cost) integration to the router, which can save many the time and money in learning to setup a VPN server, using 2 NIC's and routing software.
One bug that I've discovered (I will send them an email pretty soon) is that whenever one tries to nslookup a domain, the router reboots.
Problem has been reproduced on at least 5 routers, and is persistent!
I rate this one 8. Good product!
"Buy something else"on by 21kev
Pros It works , sometimes
Cons Very unstable
Summary This device is used for firewall, and internet connection sharing for a small office with DSL. When we tried to set up a gateway to gateway VPN, the unit keeps losing internet connection and will not reconnect. The device will get an IP address from the ISP, will issue address's to the workstations on the network. From inside the network you can ping an address, and a domain name. If you tracert the unit will reset with red lights, taking 2 - 5 minutes to reboot. The only fix right now is it run the Linksys NETSET software. Reloading the firmware, nor resetting the device to factory fixes the problem. The firmware is over 14 months old, so Linksys may be finished with updates on this device. The VPN is not able to connect. The company I work for plans on replacing this device within the next couple of weeks. This problem has happened twice now, Linksys tech support says to run the NETSET program to fix the problem, instead of fixing what is causing the problem.
Pros Easy to setup. It actually works!!!
Cons Not for extensive VPN, maybe one VPN client.
Pros Very easy to get setup and upgrade the firmware
Cons Easy to hack the password etc.. if people do not change the defaults