Summary: Picked this up for a customer for their retail store. Original DSL connection was buggy and would drop a lot. They picked up new service from the local cable company and kept and had repaired the DSL issues at my suggestion. They are now setup with cable as the main connection and DSL as backup/failover. Tested several times over the last week and the failover performs flawlessly everytime.
Pros: Dual WAN support can be setup for load balancing or failover. Exactly what I was looking for. Also you can setup the number of timeouts and time (in seconds) between reconnect attempts. Has VPN capabilities as well but we don't use them (yet). Pretty powerful for the price and the fact that I can keep my WAN connection running even with an outage from one ISP is priceless.
Summary: Have been using a Linksys RV082 since 2006. Had no problems with it at all. Looking for some upgraded features so I purchased this Cisco RV082 version 3. I was extremely happy with the new firmware. Very snappy web interface and good looking interface now. Router function works extremely fast for a device of this cost. There really is nothing to compare this with at the same cost. The rich feature set and the snappy routing is like none at this cost point.
Pros: Able to use this router for basic things. VPN works well with shrew soft vpn software.
Cons: Recent firmware (from 2008 to the newest) breaks this router, many websites only load partially, refresh is required everytime I'm browsing, very annoying. I can't revert to the very first firmware.
Was a great router. Worked well for 8 years before eventually failing.
5 August 2014
Summary: I bought this router back in 2006 in order to handle a dual WAN configuration. It was great by that time's standards, and even by today's standards as it could handle almost the full capacity of the fast Ethernet. After serving dutifully 24/7 for 8 years it finally failed in 2014. My only disappointment is that the firmware was not improved over the years, so what was an "advanced model" in 2006 fell back into an "entry level model" by 2010.