Summary: Replaces an old router same brand and same model that lasted for over 10 years, it lacks many of the modern protocols and the interface is not as elegant as some of the new models but it does its work without any hitch, I wish they had changed the ports to 1 gigabit instead of the 100 megabits but...
Summary: I have been using the first generation BEFVP41 router now since 2002 and it needed to be replaced. Comcast has increased their speed to 18Mbs and the old first generation router limited my speed the 9Mbs it has a 10Base T WAN port BEFVP41 series 2 routers has a 100Base T WAN port.
Summary: This is the second Linksys BEFVP41 router that I've purchased. The first one was new and cost $120. It had a serious internal short that would reset itself with just a bump of the desk. The next one I bought used on Ebay and it doesn't work at all, because of internal problems.
Summary: The BEFVP41 I bought is Hardware version 1.2 and firmware version 1.02.06 - build 003. It installed easily and works fine as a firewall and router between a Comcast cable modem and a Dell 16 port Ethernet switch. This is at one of two remote locations I need access to (Location1).
Summary: I read the manual before doing anything else. (Always a good idea!) Unfortunately the manual was written pre-vista. (I bought mine used.) I went through all the steps, called my ISP and got the relative numbers. Then I hooked it up and turned it on.
Summary: Linksys has recently built a well deserved reputation for cutting corners and building inferior routers. Often features do not work as advertised or at all. That has been particularly true with Linksys VPN routers. This router is the only Linksys VPN router I've found that lives up to its billing.