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The Linksys RV042 is an advanced 4-port VPN router for handling the network needs of a small business.

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receives fairly frequent firmware upgrades

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more flexible than most home network products

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fast hardware - can support many VPN connections simultaneously

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good value - costs significantly less than competing products

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runs silent - uses completely passive cooling

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lacks complete documentation - requires users to be fairly technical

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relatively short warranty period - only 1 year

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included QuickVPN client can be buggy at times

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The Linksys RV042 is an advanced 4-port VPN router for handling the network needs of a small business. It has a Virtual Private Network (VPN) capability that creates encrypted tunnels through the Internet, thereby enabling up to 30 remote users to securely connect directly onto the office from a faraway location. Once logged into the network via the RV042, users can then access files, e-mail, and also the Internet. In addition to the VPN, the RV042 can serve as a DHCP server, and also includes a powerful SPI firewall to protect users from intruders and hacker attacks. Additional features of the Linksys RV042 VPN router include user-access filtering, IP filtering, and web-based router configurations. The Linksys RV042 retails for $179.99 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • 4-Port VPN Router
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • DHCP Server
  • SPI Firewall
  • User-Access Filtering
  • IP Filtering
  • Web-Based Configurations
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Mfr Part Number: RV042
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
  • Ports: 4x 10/100 RJ-45 Ports, 1x 10/100 RJ-45 Internet Port, 1x 10/100 RJ-45 DMZ/Internet Port
  • Buttons: Reset
  • Cabling Type: Category 5 Ethernet
  • LEDs: System, Internet, DMZ/Internet, DMZ Mode, Diag, 1-4
  • UPnP able/cert: Yes
  • Security Features: SPI Firewall, DES and 3DES Encryption for IPSec VPN Tunnel
  • Power: Input - AC 100 ~ 240V, 0.2A; Output - DC 3.3V / 3A
  • Certifications: FCC Class B, CE Class B
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