Summary: I bought this router for myself at home and a few client sites thinking it would be great in a small biz environment, since it was cisco HW at the right price. Sure I saw some bad reviews, but figured they were just from folks that don't know how to get an iPad connected at Panera. False. I have an advanced level of networking knowledge, and this router (specifically the software, because the hardware seems like it would be capable) is absolute garbage.
Pros: - Powers on and typically routes traffic
Cons: - ~5 minute reboot period for full initialization
Summary: When this was first installed it was very fast and dependable. Now after 7 months of ownership I wish I would have got something else. If you don't mind resetting to factory defaults once a month I guess this is a good device, but lately the random reboots are beyond frustrating. This is a business class device that cannot handle the home use of 2 desktops and 1 wireless laptop. I would hate to see it put in an actual office environment.
Pros: The features it advertises
Cons: Slow throughput, jittery WAN performance. Experience disconnects with wireless and now random reboots.
Summary: The SmallNetBuilder review is totally inconsistent with the multitude of bad experiences this thing is getting. My guess is that there are both bad hardware and flaky software. Many people will get good devices, but a lot of people are getting devices that work marginally. Also, there are probably combinations of settings and clients that make performance drop through the floor.
Pros: Has a lot of features, especially VLANs and gigabit Ethernet
Cons: Unstable (especially the wireless), slow (especially the DHCP), trapped on Cisco firmware, no command line, no access to the advanced features of the Linux kernel underneath the GUI, outsourced development means very slow firmware updates. The error messages in the logs are plentiful but, without a guide to what they mean, they're pretty useless. I interpret the logs to mean, "This router sucks."
Summary: Packaged well. Setup was pretty easy. I like the options, and configuration and the business-centric features. The performance was also good. Sadly, it didn't work for long. After about a 2 minute bootup, everything works pretty well. During the initial setup however I noticed the administration UI was slow. Clicking links and options took 3-5 seconds. I tried a Mac and PC, on Chrome, IE9 and FF4.
Summary: I can't belive that Cisco release a product in this stage. What should be a simple setup for VPN it's an impossible task on this router. After spending a full day with VPN settings I found out, on Cisco support forum, that there are major issues with lastest firmware 188.8.131.52 (released in Nov 2011). VPN Wizard is a joke. I didn't succede in making a PPTP working connection from my iPhone or Windows. I don't like SSLVPN because the need to open remote access.
Summary: I have brought this on the reputation of CISCO. Lot's of issues, some of them are: 1. SSL VPN with Win 7 ( 64bit) is not supported - This is not mentioned in their product documentation 2. PPTP connection is unstable - drops every 2 mins 3. Only way I can connect VPN is using QuickConnectVPN. But using this effectively nullifies the reasons of using VPN ( which is secure connection). To use QuickVPN you need to open the router administration for outside world.
Summary: Bought this to replace a Pix because I needed the SSLVPN feature which the Pix doesn't have (but which is widely advertised on the RV220W). ___ However the SSLVPN feature doesn't work on the RV220W with the current version of Windows, namely Win7 !!!. That's because it's impossible to install the SSLVPN driver as it isn't signed properly for Win7 installation. ___ Consequently I wasted a great deal of time and money on this.
Summary: Kan inte rekommendera denna router alls. Web GUI för konfigurering är under all kritik. Bökigt att arbeta med samt otroligt segt. Vidare har produkten allvarliga stabilitetsproblem när det börjar köras en del tjänster på den som VPN etc. Spara din felsökningstid och köp något annat.
Excerpt: Нет слов((( 400 баксов в помойку и куча угробленного времени на разборе полетов(((
Pros: Много заявленных функций!
Cons: ТОЖЕ! Столкнулся с проблемой Kernel errors WARNING:cvmx_ptr_to_phys() passed a NULL pointer Прошивка - 184.108.40.206 Скорость плавает, роутер подвисает и перезагружается до 6-7 раз в день, причем перезагрузка занимает минут 5!