Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by DocLarge, Dec 13, 2009.
who's made the plunge and bought the new WRVS4400N Ver. 2 router?
I jump ship on Business Class routers from Cisco formerly known as LinkSys.
I can't blame some of you being that the firmware has been "suspect" for a couple of years since the formal introduction of "business class" routers. Hell, even BestBuy (US precursor of the overseas chain "PCWorld") started selling the RVS4000 Security Gigabit VPN Security router for $80 (40 Quid).
That being said, my version 1 WRVS4400N is still whooping azz with firmware 1.1.08. As a result, I refuse to move from it. I'm looking at getting a Ver. 2 to start guaging the differences/improvements if any other than its similar feature set to the WRV210 (i.e., wireless ssid, etc...). Overall, I think Linksys/CISCO has lost a lot of users on this site due to the shoddiness of the initial business class deployment
More to follow...
I got one and like it very much. It's not solid like the RV series but it has allot of bells and whistles.
What's the bell and whistles if you don't mind my asking?
Well, nothing special you wouldn't see in any modern router. It's just that the RV series routers are so old they don't have any modern features like a gigabit switch, VLAN, IPv6 support, and I kind of like the IPS feature. This router of course has Wireless-N and multiple SSID, but with all of these things running, it seems like it is bogging down the dual CPUs it has. Nowhere near the stability of the RV series, but fine for personal use. This is a greate replacement for the WRV54G.
Just bought today a v2
It has a new box, everything was re-branded to cisco, no mention on linksys name.
Menu is new and different in cisco style.
At the first glance it can run 4 different wireless ssid with different encriptions in the same time. There is a wds on wireless feature I don't remember on v1.1 but I may be wrong.
I did open it, after 1 hour I would say it doesn't go that hot as the V1.1