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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
Cisco 880 Series Integrated Services Routers are fixed-configuration routers that provide collaborative business solutions for secure data communication to small businesses and enterprise teleworkers. The Cisco 880 Series offers concurrent broadband services over 3G, Metro Ethernet, and multiple types of DSL and provides business continuity. Wireless 802.11n and 3G offer LAN and WAN mobility. The Cisco 880 Series provides the performance required 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. In addition, Cisco Configuration Professional is a web-based configuration tool that simplifies setup and deployment. Centralized management capabilities give network managers visibility and control of the network configurations at the remote site.
|Product Description:||Cisco 881W - wireless router - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - desktop|
|Device Type:||Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)|
|Data Link Protocol:||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)|
|Capacity:||IPSec VPN tunnels : 20|
|Network / Transport Protocol:||L2TP, IPSec|
|Routing Protocol:||RIP-1, RIP-2, HSRP, VRRP, GRE|
|Remote Management Protocol:||Telnet, SNMP 3, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH|
|Features:||NAT support, VLAN support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), MAC address filtering, Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ), Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), DHCP server, DNS proxy|
|Compliant Standards:||IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)|
|Power:||AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||32.5 cm x 26.4 cm x 4.4 cm|