Additionally, I wanted these machines to be able to share my Internet connection. PPPoE support not tested. Obviously, I needed a router and a hub. No Longer Available Update Location close. QoS prioritizes time-sensitive information so that it moves to the “head of the line” when coming in from or going out to the Internet. It works perfectly out of the box with no hassles. While I think that the stackable format is uber-cool, I’ve noticed that Linksys has four incompatible stackable formats for their devices, which is ultra-crappy.
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Skip to main content Introduction Manufacturer: No Longer Available Update Location close. The Linksys itself is fairly compact, although I believe it could have been smaller. The documentation is quite good. The router also features a firewall to protect you from malicious software rohter can attack your computer from the Internet, making it an excellent choice for your home network. If the cable was longer, then the small brick could rest on the floor, and provide less drag on the back of the device.
I read all the reviews on this router before I bought it. After reading Ator’s excellent home-networking installation guideI started to realize how dysfunctional my home eterfast was. The router allows you to share your Internet cable/dl between several computers that can connect via 4 standard RJ ethernet ports. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. What tends to happen here, at least for me, is that the power-adapter ends up hanging in mid-air behind my desk, providing a pendulum-like weight which drags the router backwards towards the abyss.
Occasional problems ethefrast losing my main computer when it comes out of hibernation–Windows shows computer is connected to network but has lost IP address, which has been resolved by restart of router.
Didn’t have this problem with my previous router, which however simply dropped dead on me. PPPoE support not tested. Why did I say near-perfectthen?
Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router, Model BEFSR41 | Ars Technica
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dimir Z. With such devotion to stackability, one might expect their products to stack better! QoS prioritizes time-sensitive information so that it moves to the “head of the line” when coming in from or going out to the Internet. Yes, I know your neigbors probably still give you at least 15 bars of wifi radiation, but at least it will not be 20 bars as it would if you went wifi yourself! It works perfectly out of the box with no hassles.
Instead, it consists of a small power-adapter that connects to the Linksys, and a standard 3-prong male-to-female power-cable that mates the power-adapter to the wall-socket. A nice piece of gear!
Simple Installation The setup wizard utility makes installation a breeze, even for novice users.
Still, there were some presentation issues that I’ll mention for the benefit of Linksys and as a warning to potential buyers: You must login or create an account to comment. Rated 5 out of 5 by D. Obviously, I needed a router and a hub.
The front of the device sports a number of useful LEDs, including:. Integrated Firewall The etnerfast features a powerful firewall to help protect your computer against malicious attacks that often target computers connected to the Internet, giving you peace of mind while you are connected to the web.
Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router, Model BEFSR41
Works great with DSL. Some have had problems, but my instalation and set up went very smooth.
Not Specified by Manufacturer. Built-in Switch or Hub?
You can see from the picture on the left that the unit is relatively small, and it’s light–it weighs about 12 shots of tequila 12 ounces. Write a review vquqvzvacvdwbudaffcbvzbwccuuresxxx. Because the cable on the power-adapter is too short compared to the 3-prong standard power-cable you attach.
DHCP client functionality built-in, for configurations where the Internet connection’s IP-address is dynamically assigned.