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Cisco RVS4000 4-port Gigabit Security Router - VPN
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Product Description

The Cisco RVS4000 Gigabit Security Router delivers secure, high-speed network access with switching capabilities to help staff in small businesses safely connect to required resources. IPsec VPN capabilities allow employees working remotely to access files and email as securely as if they were in the office.Fast Gigabit speeds, internally and externally, allow your employees to send and receive large files quickly and easily. Strong security features include a proven firewall with an intrusion prevention system (IPS) that scans deep - detecting and blocking most worms, Trojan horses, and denial-of-service attacks.usiness Series is the affordable, reliable, high quality networking solution that helps you do business smarter. Secure and easy to install and maintain, it's built to grow with your business.As broadband speeds increase most 10/100 gateways do not have the power to support those higher data rates, and thus become the bottleneck in the network. The RVS4000 10/100/1000 4-Port VPN Router works at Gigabit speeds to meet the demands of today's networks. It features Linksys' proven SPI Firewall with an integrated Intrusion Detection and Prevent System (IDS/IPS). Its built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Ethernet switch can connect up four PCs directly, or additional hubs and switches. The QoS features provide consistent voice and video quality throughout your business.In addition, the RVS4000 features a Virtual Private Network (VPN) security engine that creates encrypted "IPSec tunnels" through the Internet. The IPSec VPN tunnels enable remote users from at home, or on the road to easily, and securely connect to the office network through a typical wired or wireless broadband connection. When used with another RVS4000 or other Linksys VPN router, "branch-to-branch" connections can be established allowing users in a remote office to connect to the corporate network.

Features:
  • LAN Ports - 4 10/100/1000
  • WAN Ports - 1 10/100/1000
  • Firewall - SPI

Customer Reviews:

  • Delivers VPN but at the cost of speed
    I've had this router for a little over 2 years now and it did the job. However I just upgraded my internet access speed to 50Mbps and for some reason all my speed tests were capping out at 12Mpbs. I took this RVS4000 out of my router chain and my speedtests shot up to 50+Mbps, even a hard reset on the RVS4000 doesn't help.

    Boo.

    So it gets 3 stars for doing most things right, but a limit of 12Mbps is pretty lame....more info
  • Not Recommended for PPTP
    This router is replacing the Linksys 10/100 Ethernet Router BEFSR41 for me, and although it has a great many screens of features, they are quite meaningless to me. I am unable to maintain a standard windows plain vanilla PPTP connection to my workplace, and remote desktop keeps failing as well. It was a simple swapout, so I don't know else could be the cause of the problem.

    Check out some of the reviews of this product on the web - especially at open forums - lots of complaints about flakiness and firmware issues.

    At this point I feel ripped off....more info
  • I've had 3... and all 3 stopped performing randomly.
    I've purchased 3 of the LinkSys RVS4000's in the last year. The first one worked great for 7-8 months, then suddenly stopped working, wouldn't reset back to factory defaults either. I purchased a second RVS4000 because my config file with all of my settings is compatible with it and had nothing but problems getting the device connected. I'm constantly having to go to my data center to reboot, and restore the device. It's a total pain and I highly recommend you stay away from this device. The only good thing about LinkSys that I can say is- when I called for support I wasnt routed to some International Help Desk... I was going to use a Belkin device to replace the RVS 4000 but since I couldnt understand their foreign support rep, I returned my Belkin router....more info
  • A cool product for my business
    I purchased Linksys RVS4000 to replace my old 10/100 internet gateway for my home business. The router's user interface is intuitive and the setup went flawlessly. I was able to setup a QuickVPN user account and verify the VPN connection from my neighbor's home network through the internet on the first day. The throughput of file sharing in the local network is fantastic. I am especially happy to find that this router also supports my Vista PC out of the box, although Linksys does not spell it out in the datasheet. I am very happy with this investment so far. ...more info
  • Exactly what we needed
    We bought this router specifically to handle multiple, simultaneous instances of Screen Share (Macintosh OS X); other routers with Port Forwarding couldn't handle the specific type of routing required. The VPN and security features on this router do however (I believe it's called Port Translation instead of Port Forwarding), and it does the trick. We can have 3 or 4 remote connections viewing an equal number of unique machines on our LAN all behind the single Firewall. Very nice!...more info
  • too slow. cannot handle fios hi def vod
    used this to replace the vz supplied router for the secure vpn network at home. its too slow. you will not get hi def vod. or standard def vod as well. no pay per views no hbo on demand no dvr content will work with this. get a faster router. ...more info
  • VPN doesn't work
    The entire reason I bought this router is for VPN capability and it doesn't work. The client is proprietary, from Linksys, and at random intervals (less than every few minutes tho) it errors with "Gateway not responding." It's just not functional. I've swapped it out twice (Linksys thought it was a hardware problem) and ALL of the units I've gotten have the same problem. Good luck with this one....more info
  • Works well but not Vista VPN
    My VPN Router is working well. The speed and reliability have been effective. However, not until I was debugging my VPN connection did I learn that the Quick Connect VPN software does not work on Windows VISTA. Waiting for the upgrade....more info
  • No VPN
    From the Linksys Quick VPN Client 1.2.5 release notes (current version), "QuickVPN Client v1.2.5 has an interop issue with RVS4000 firmware v1.1.09 and v1.1.11 (beta).".

    From what I can tell, this router simply doesn't provide VPN capabilities as advertised. The current firmware and current VPN client are incompatible and have been for several months. It's well documented on the forums and linksys tech support (from my experience) cannot help. If you can some how get your hands on a 1.0.x version of the firmware you might be OK, but linksys won't provide it....more info
  • Bad costumer support
    I sent my router back after it broke, it's been 1 month in backorder, not recommended for any business...more info
  • Dissapointing
    I purchased this router to replace my 100mbps linksys router. I connected it up, and my browser was much slower than with the older router, and many web sites timed out. I was unable to get this resolved, and I returned the router for a refund....more info
  • Works Great & No Problems Setting It Up
    I've had this Linksys RVS4000 4-Port Gigabit Security Router with VPN for a little over two weeks now. I had no problem setting it up and I've had no problems with it operationally. My old Belkin F5D8230-4 Pre-N Router would freeze up every three or four days. This RVS4000 has worked continuously without problem. A couple of very important points, though:

    - First, there's a firmware update available on Linksys' site (v1.1.09, dated 02/21/2007). Apparently, this update fixes quite a lot. So much so, that after installing it you MUST reset to factory defaults. So, make sure you update the firmware first thing, and then reset. Don't use any old setups.
    - Also, Linksys doesn't seem to care about U.S. Daylight Savings Time having changed. That new firmware, though released just prior to the change, doesn't use the new dates. So, even though the router has a synchronization option and a DST option, I had to turn those off and set the time manually.
    - Regarding ease of setup, I'm not using any kind of VPN stuff. I bought this router for it's Gigabit capability over the local network, not for the VPN. So, maybe that's why I had no problem setting it up where other people claim they've had trouble. Or, it could be that the firmware update has simplified things.

    Overall, I rate this Linksys RVS4000 at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5. If Linksys had changed the Daylight Savings Time settings to reflect the new U.S. dates, I'd have given it a full 5 stars out of 5....more info