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SOHOWARE BroadGuard NBG800

A Cable/DSL Router with built-in 4-port Switch and enhanced security features.
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Date: 2001-03-12 10:14
Author: Philip
Category: Broadband Routers
Manufacturer: SOHOWARE
Product/Model: BroadGuard Secure Cable/DSL Router - NBG800
List Price: $179.99


SOHOWARE's BroadGuard Secure Cable/DSL Router provides for extending your Broadband Intenet's connectivity to the entire network using a single IP address from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The product has a built-in 4 port 10/100 full duplex switch capable of providing 200 Mbps bandwidth to each port. It is also capable of providing Internet connectivity for up to 253 PCs Local Area Network (LAN). The router provides many additional features, such as DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), Stateful Packet Inspection firewall in addition to the default NAT security, as well as DoS Alert Messaging. Priced under $200, SOHOWARE offers a very competitive product considering the comprehensive list of features of the BroadGuard router.

What's in the box

  • BroadGuard Secure Cable/DSL Router (NBG800)
  • User's Guide
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • AC Adapter (0.4A 110 VAC / 2.0A 5VDC)
  • 1 straight-through CAT5 network cable
  • 1 crossover CAT5 network cable

The unit is packed with both straight-through and crossover CAT5 cables and a great 73-page User's manual that includes numerous screenshots , as well as answers to all the questions you might ever have about setting up the router. 

The front panel has 7 clearly marked LEDs for quick diagnostics at a glance: Power, Status, Cable/DSL, and one for each of the 4 LAN ports. The back of the unit has the actual LAN ports, one for the WAN, and a reset switch.

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The BroadGuard
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the box
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front and back panels


Specifications, Features, and Usage
BroadGuard NBG800
LAN Ports 10/100 Base-TX Port (RJ45) 4
10/100 Uplink Port (RJ45) No
WAN Port 10 Base-T Cable/DSL WAN Port(RJ-45) 1
LEDs Power/Status/Cable-DSL/per LAN port Each
Functions  Dynamic Domain Name Service No
Cable/xDSL Sharing Yes
Network Address Translation Yes
Built-in 10/100 Auto-Sensing Switch Yes
IPSec Yes
DHCP Server Yes
DHCP Client Yes
HTTP Server Yes
Management Web-based Yes
Telnet-based Yes
Console No
Virtual Server Yes
Exposed Host (DMZ) Yes (1 per external IP)
Access Control Yes
Software-upgradeable Firmware Yes
Clients' OS Supported Windows (NT, 9x, ME, 2000, WFW), Mac?, Unix?, Netware?
Maximum DHCP Clients Supported 253


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