Cisco 871W (WRV54G's Lost Brother)

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by DocLarge, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  2. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  3. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    You'd think that being part of Cisco now the products and support would be better, unfortunately the opposite appears to be true :cry:

    If hardware wise they are the same can be flash the WRV54G with Cisco firmware :???: :grin:
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'll tell you what, you go first Taz and let me know what happens :D I already bricked one WRV, and that was with its own firmware (2.38.6). Never again. I'm staying on 2.37.13 until we force these jackholes to "give up" the features we originally paid for:

    1) NAT-T
    2) AES
    3) Pass GRE

  5. chris547

    chris547 Network Guru Member

    Are you sure this device uses the same processor and size flash as the WRV54G. All references I can find on the web state this product uses a different processor and memory and are not the same. But then again if these are the same it should be easier for Linksys to merge the projects.
  6. johnnyi

    johnnyi Network Guru Member

    Both products have different audiences and thus include different features. Many of the features in the 871 would have no place in the WRV54G. Not to mention drive the price point way up.

    I have the RV042 and what amazes me is the lack of QOS but this is what you get for a $200 product.
  7. chris547

    chris547 Network Guru Member

    They may have different audiences but are they the same? Doc has a point when he compains about a Linksys predecessor BEFVP41 having more features but when it comes down to a Cisco/Linksys conspiracy that's pushing it a bit. It seems that the reason why the Cisco routers are more powerful is that they have extra hardware and more memory. If on the other hand the Cisco 871 was actually a wrv54g with a Cisco badge and they were actively developing software for the 871 then you could say there was a conspiracy.
  8. johnnyi

    johnnyi Network Guru Member

    Linksys still operates under a seperate structure and not really tied to Cisco. I am sure there are some exchange of ideas and there would be some commonality at component level but it should end there.

    On the other hand, if you can get the 871 IOS running on the WRV then all my theories are out the window. Personally, I just want QOS on my RV042...
  9. kspare

    kspare Computer Guy Staff Member Member

    There is a cheaper router from cisco called the 851w i've boughten one and i've been testing it out with a customer and they've been very very happy.

    The config has been a bitch to write but once I get it down it'll be an easy sell. On average it's about $250cdn more than a wrv54g.
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