Feature-rich. Low cost. Excellent addition for cert study.
23 April 2013
Summary: This is an excellent router, especially for those who are doing some cert study. Place this on the edge of your network as an Internet gateway and carve out a couple subnets for production and lab use.
Summary: I bought this router to upgrade my home network to the wired & wireless as well as for practice in configuring Cisco products . Good a bargain for a professional. Recommended for advanced users.
Summary: Perfect router for labs. I use it like home/lab router with VPN connection to ISP provider. 871 has 4 switch ports, so you can configure VLANs./VTP My model without wireless module, I use Linksys like Access Point. Good performance, silent and very stable work.
Summary: Do you know what Cisco IOS is? If not, just stop considering this right now. This isn't for you. If you're working on a CCNA/CCNP cert, this thing is a great (albeit expensive) way to force you to learn your way around IOS, since there is nothing that will force you to configure your network...
Summary: I use the router in a bit different situation from most people. I use it in a house where I have a web and mail server as well as my home network. Nothing really business or for profit. This was my first attempt at learning about cisco IOS.