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Wi-fi technology has advanced greatly, and quite many manufacturers not typically associated with networking have jumped into the WAP game. After evaluating several wireless router available in the market two years ago, my company chooses the Cisco 881W Integrated Services Router. We've been using this 4-port Ethernet switch in our office for almost 2 years now.
The unit itself is fairly understated in its design, with the exception of a curved "hood scoop" that graces the top. The power and operation lights run across the front. On the back are the Ethernet ports, reset switch, and input for the power cable. The antenna bend angle is adjustable and it freely rotates. It is also completely removable, which is nice if you want to use a stronger antenna (but we didn't have any signal issues).
Like most routers, it is controlled through an software (Cisco IOS Advanced Security) which was provided by it's own manufacturer. The Cisco 881W Integrated Services Router has a very attractive and easy to use interface and its wireless security options are extensive.
Installation is pretty easy and very straight forward. You log-in to the router using an IP address, then, setup your desired administrator password. After that, you tell the router whether or not you want to use DHCP, what IP ranges you want to use, the broadcast identifier name and channel, the router then resets, and you are ready to go. It also provides best performance for concurrent services, including firewall, intrusion prevention, content filtering, and encryption for VPNs; optional 802.11g/n for mobility; and quality of service (QoS) features for optimizing voice and video applications.Something a network administrator would want to have!!!
Until this day, this router provided us with the best solutions for a secured data communication.Recommend to network administrators as well as small