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Linksys BEFSX41

details: EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint.
hardware type: Broadband Router
date added: 2006-01-23
updated: 2015-02-10
The BEFSX41 is a broadband router with a single 10/100Mbps WAN port and four 10/100Mbps LAN ports. It supports UPnP, DMZ and DDNS client.

This router supports up to two similtaneous VPN tunnels. It features a built-in SPI firewall to protect the network against hackers and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

The router can be easily configured via Web-based configuration utility, including Quick Setup Wizard or via SNMP v.2.
 BEFSX41 Features
 Availability: currently available
 Release Date: 2002-06-30
 Street price: $65
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 USB port(s): 0
 NAT routing: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 UPnP: yes
 PPPoE client: yes
 IPSec simultaneous tunnels: 2
 PPTP simultaneous tunnels: 2
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, date/time scheduling, Proxy, Java, ActiveX, Cookie
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: (blank)
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Event log: yes
 Misc hardware info
 SNMP support: SNMP v.2
 NTP client: yes
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by YeOldeStonecat - 2006-05-10 22:08
This is my favorite "Under $100.00 router". I've setup hundreds of them. Good performance, problem free.

..As long as you use the correct firmware. Trusty old 1.45.7 is very stable. Stay away from 1.50x versions, 1.51x versions, and most 1.52x versions....1.52.9 is "OK"...has a UPnP memory leak, but most of it is OK.
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