If you don't need VPN, this is the router/firewall to buy!
B. Harris, Amazon
25 June 2011
Summary: ZyXEL makes a full line of VPN firewalls that go by the name ZyWALL, and are generally considered the best products out there for the SOHO and small business market that needs VPN (Virtual Private Network) communication with remote offices or individuals. The Prestige 324 is a full SPI firewall with a 4-port switch that provides virtually everything that their ZyWALL product line does, only without the VPN circuitry.
Summary: I purchased this product specifically for use in a situation wherein a dial-up connection must be shared (but not simultaneously) between two workstations. I had tried various other products, but most were too basic and did not allow the configuration needed. The dial backup is, from what I can tell, completely useless on this device. I tried three different modems, and all achieved high connections speeds.
Summary: I had some problems getting it to communicate with our cable modem at first. Had to reboot the modem to get everything working, but it has been working fine since then except when I made a setting change on the router, I had to reboot it to regain modem communication. As long as I leave it alone, it seems reliable. The router it replaced kept losing the broadband connection. LAN connections have been flawless.
Summary: Heute Berichte ich euch von unserem Internet Router, der es mir ermöglicht, überhaupt hier bei Ciao.de zu sein. Wir haben diesen Router seit nun etwa eineinhalb Jahren, als wir den Internetanbieter gewechselt haben. Der Zyxel Prestige 324 wurde uns dann von unserem Anbieter mitgeliefert, war also für uns Gratis. Was kann denn dieser Router alles? Nun ein Router ermöglicht einem oder mehreren PCs die Nutzung des Internets. Aber das ist nicht die einzige Funktion.