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Cisco-Linksys BEFSRU31 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with USB & 3-Port 10/100 Switch

by Linksys

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  • USB port allows instant plug-and-play access to your router
  • Connects a cable/DSL modem to a 10/100 network and a USB-ready PC
  • NAT firewall protects your PCs from unwanted intruders on the Internet
  • Configurable through your Web browser
  • Equipped with a 3-port 10/100 switch
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Product Details

Product Manual [1.21mb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00005AFIT
  • Item model number: BEFSRU31
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 27, 2001

Product Description

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The Linksys EtherFast cable/DSL router with USB and three-port 10/100 switch lets you connect your desktop or notebook PC to your router easily with a USB cable--without installing a network card. Configurable as a DHCP server, this router protects networks of up to 253 users with its NAT firewall. You can manage and modify your router's network with IP filtering, forwarding, and DMZ hosting. With PPPoE compatibility, IPSec pass-through, and PPTP support for secure VPN connections, this router provides key Internet functions for maximizing your online capabilities.

In addition, three 10/100 switched ports allow you to connect more network devices directly to your router without buying extra hubs and switches.

The EtherFast cable/DSL router comes with a one-year limited warranty.

Note: All Linksys routers now include a special edition of Norton Internet Security! Claim your free CD-ROM by calling (800) 814-0180, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific, seven days a week.


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Greg Bulmash on September 1, 2001
This is really an "out of the box" peripheral. I plugged it in, followed the instructions, and in no time, I had my desktop and my laptop sharing my cable modem.
The biggest advantage of this is the USB port. If you want to hook up a laptop, it'll save you as much as $50 or more because you won't have to buy a network adapter card. It's plug-and-play compatible with your USB port (though you do have to load a special driver).
The added bonus is that it creates a back-end LAN for all the machines hooked to it. That means for PC's with 10/100 cards and category 5 cables, you've got a 100 megabit highway for transferring files between those PC's.
If you want to know how fast that is... Imagine you have a 48x CD-ROM. Even with network overhead (there's next to no latency because there's only one router/hub and a few feet of cables between them), you'll be able to read files between PC's faster than you can read them off your CD-ROM.
I'm getting a new PC next week. With the transfer rate on the LAN, the entire time for copying files will be about 1/3 the time needed just to write them to a 16x CD-ROM. That's not including the time to break them into CD-sized chunks, move them between machines, and then copy them off the CD. The time savings on a few gigs translates into hours. Just from that, this thing will pay for itself.
It also makes synchronizing files on my PC and laptop a breeze. No more writing files to a CD-ROM or floppy to copy them over. Boom, baby! Just suck it down via the LAN. And if I want to download something big from the net onto my laptop, no more doing it at 56k or downloading it on the desktop and copying it over via CD. I now have high-speed internet access on both PC's... at the same time if I want it.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. Petty on May 29, 2001
Super easy to set-up and use. I spent approximately 30 minutes reading the instructions and installing the unit. It worked the first time. I recommend reading the instructions before doing anything else. After you have configured the unit you can disconnect it from your USB port. When you want to add a computer to your network, you set-up that computer's TCP/IP configuration of it's Ethernet adapter to be assigned an IP address automatically. The router will assign one to the computer at the computers power-up. You only need one DSL account. You connect your DSL modem/router to the Linksys router. Your DSL modem/router sees the Lynksys as one user, unaware that there are several computers using the one connection. I could not see any significant speed loss having three computers all streaming video/audio at the same time. This thing is fast! If you want to share your DSL connection, I highly recommend this Unit.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bill Stockstill VINE VOICE on December 9, 2001
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Bought mine during the summer. Set up was easy and could not tell the difference between speed of my computers when hooked directly to the DSL modem or to the router. About 4 months after purchase the USB port went out. 2 hours on customer service and they still were not thinking it was the router so they sent an email to the next level of service. I was supposed to get an email from advanced support. 2 days later the error light came on and could not be cleared and all the ports stopped working. Emailed support and got a return authorization. Turn around time was about 3 weeks, was shipped back to me overnight UPS which surprised me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CJG on September 28, 2001
This unit is great when it works, but reliability is a huge problem, and Linksys appears unwilling to stand behind its product when it continues to fail.
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