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Cisco WRVS4400N

details: Wireless-N Gigabit Security Router with VPN
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2007-10-17
updated: 2012-08-21
The Linksys/Cisco WRVS4400N implements draft 802.11n (Wireless-N) technology with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Router that features a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet switch.

By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate resulting in greater throughput and coverage over 802.11g. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. At the same time, Wireless-N is backwards compatible with Wireless-B and -G devices.
 WRVS4400N Features
 Availability: currently available
 Street price: $189
 Warranty: 3 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 USB port(s): 0
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 DHCP relay: yes
 DNS proxy: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 MAC Address clone: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 PPPoE client: yes
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 300 Mbps (Wi-Fi 4)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
802.11n (draft)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
RADIUS authentication
SSID Broadcast disable
 WiFi modes: Access point
 internal antenna(s): 0
 external antenna(s): 3
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: no
 Antenna gain: 2 dBi
 Default SSID: linksys-n
 WMM (QoS): yes
 VPN Authentication: MD5 (128-bit), SHA1 (160-bit), IKE (IPSec) Key Management
 VPN Encryption: 3DES (168-bit)
 RADIUS support: yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP server: yes
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP server: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Security log: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, keyword/content filtering, date/time scheduling, Proxy, Java, ActiveX, Cookie
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
Remote centralized management
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Email alerts: yes
 Event log: yes
 Diagnostic functions: yes
 Misc hardware info
 SNMP support: SNMP v.1, SNMP v.2
 NTP client: yes
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by anonymous - 2008-01-19 04:39
This router Linksys is selling as a business product. There are problems with ftp-transmission (newest firmware), which are not solved at the moment. Also there seems to be problems in a stable wireless connection under some condition and I have 25000 kbit/s cable connection. With this router I only get connections below 10000 kbit/s
by anonymous - 2008-02-03 13:18
This router has a lot of problems. FTP is not possible since there are firmware problems. It has problems with Hispeed (25000kb/s) acess as well. The transfer rate with this router is below 8000 kb/s.
Linksys knows about the FTP problem, seems not to be able to fix it with an update. For a business product it's a shame.
by anonymous - 2008-04-16 10:22
Great advertised features. Problem, most don't work. Wireless drops until reboot. Even with standard port 80 web traffic I often times get the IE7 "Work Offline/Try Again" dialog. PPTP inbound works until a router to router VPN connection is attempted (never got that to work) then it won't work again until reboot. Xbox Live works for days then unexplainably stops working even when it has static IP on DMZ. Also runs very hot, I have to keep it vertical to keep airflow.
by Boichev - 2008-11-20 05:09
Terrible support, a lot of bugs. My router's hardware version is 1.1. Note- on the LInksys' support page they only list ver.1.0 (?!?!). FTP - does not work, uploading files - does not work. I had to search Google and find an unofficial firmware version to fix some of these problems. But I still have problems - for example changing MTU size does not affect the real MTU. Very nice. Today i tried Linksys's online chat to ask them when new firmware version will appear - the chat cannot even start. What happens? Are they close? If they fix the bugs - this router would be really great. If not - I have a Mercedes... without the key to start it.
by Thomas - 2009-06-04 08:05
WRVS4400N is now on Version V2. Even more wonderfull features but still with surprising limitations. Eg. SNMP available only on local switch port but not remote via VPN or WAN, IPsec autentication calls for an FQDN but IPsec hangs as soon as you enter a string with a dot (which FQDNs normallly have).
They don's seam to have plans to improve the firmware.
by chris - 2012-09-22 11:17
This router SUCKS. I have had it for about 3 years now. worst ever. Always have to reboot, took about 6 months to get the wireless to stop kicking off wifi computers.. Now it still kicks off wifi computers, but all at once causing me to have to manually go unplug and plug in the router. I have to reset and restore from backup all the settings. Today after unluging and pluging, it still wouldnt work and kept rebooting itself for about an hour.Thats it, I cant take it anymore, time for a new router. The only reason I put up with this piece of crap is because I spent so much money on it.
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