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Created On: 07/26/2005 08:32 AM
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 07/26/2005 08:32 AM
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Ethernet: IEEE 802.3, 802.3u

Data Rate
10/100 Mbps


Static & dynamic routing TCP/IP, NAT, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP
DHCP (client and server)

Factory reset button
Power jack
4 x 100BaseTX with automatic MDI/MDIX
1 x 100BaseTX WAN port with automatic MDI/MDIX

Special application triggering, DMZ host, Virtual server
Event log manager
Web-based configuration
VPN pass through with PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec

MAC filtering, inbound/outbound IP control, Domain access control
NAT firewall with SPI mode
DoS detection

Power External 9V AC

Dimensions 152 x 111 x 27 mm (L x W x H)

Certifications FCC

Warranty 1-year limited warranty

does that look good ?

here are the ones i going to choose from,' "> 10 bucks' "> 20' "> 25

whwich one most leikely has the best firewall?

edit forgot to add only would be using the wired part of the wireless ones


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They most likely all use a similar firewall as they are all the same brand. Never heard of airlink so I couldn't comment on how good or bad they may be.


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well in my humble opinion if you are only going to use the wired feature go for the wired router, but thats only if you are 100% positive that you plan on never using wireless in the next year. It will save you money. Now lets say you may use wireless within the next year, then I would go for the Wireless G router.

Now what do I look for in a router: Auto MDI/MDx, 9which never requires a crossover cable), NAT with SPi, and Mac filtering.

I think they are all good firewalls, actually they maybe a no name to most, I do know the name, and they do make pretty good routers, but a lot of your decision depends on wheter or not you may do wireless within the next year.

All of them have good firewalls.

now all the routers in my house, 3 of them total are wireless routers, I have two fo them with wireless off, my motorola wireless G is on, but thats the safest one imo. It was cheape for me to buy them as wireless routers.
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