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SoHo LB2w/ 10 IPSEC VPN Tunnels


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  • Item Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • ASIN: B0002H3NL4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,273 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

HotBrick HB-LB2 Dual WAN 4-Port Router and Firewall The HotBrick LB2 bandwidth aggregation feature is the perfect solution to double your network speed. With its unique performance, the HotBrick LB2 will fully utilize the network resources to achieve increased speeds and productivity. The HotBrick LB2 also features an easy to use graphic interphase, QoS, Dynamic DNS, mulitple IP's and DMZ.

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This router is THE BEST VALUE in routers for sale today.
M. Holten
Third, the web based administration interface and documentation were obviously NOT written by a native English speaker and reading them was just plain painful.
Amazon Customer
Very fast and responsive, easy to upgrade firmware, good technical support from Hotbrick.
Steven Rosen

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 25, 2006
I bought this device to compare with my Netgear FVS124G because I have experienced some quirky behavior with the Netgear... but I'm sticking with the Netgear for now.

The Hotbrick looked promising and the reviews on Amazon were extremely positive, which influenced my purchase decision. Unfortunately, my own experience with the device was much worse than the other reviews on here would lead you to believe. Note, I'm using the August 18, 2006 firmware.

First, the outside of the box has the word "Ethernet" spelled incorrectly... a very bad sign for a networking device.

Second, I'm using VOIP and even after following the QOS setup instructions to configure my Linksys PAP2 I experienced terrible call quality, and I do know what I'm doing when it comes to these things.

Third, the web based administration interface and documentation were obviously NOT written by a native English speaker and reading them was just plain painful. My high school English teacher would've flunked whoever wrote the user manual.

Fourth, trying to configure something as simple as protocol binding to a specific WAN port was less than easy and did not work reliably when specifying multiple protocol binding requirements with overlapping IP ranges from the LAN.

Finally, tech support goes home at 6pm EST and although they tried to be helpful I think they didn't have much confidence in their own product either...

If you do buy this product, you can't say you weren't warned!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Karl W. Mueller on November 3, 2006
This item works great as long as you know what you're buying. It will NOT double your download speed on a connection where you are on a single threaded download from a single source, but It WILL double your overall throughput.

So if you are downloading multiple things at once, or downloading something from multiple sources (say - oh I don't know - bit torrent for example) you can expect you gain the full benefits from both connections.

It also works great as a redundant connection, so if one of your intenet connections gets hosed, the other one is still available and you don't even realize there is an outage.

If you need a redundant connection or would benefit from the added throughput I would recommend this product.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Steven Rosen on September 29, 2006
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In trying to have a dual WAN solution at home, this was the only
router that held up to my tests. Others that failed included Edimax
(terrible) and Nexland ProTurbo 400 (not bad). Hotbrick was the clear
winner and well worth the money.

I tested this router and currently use it with Comcast HSI and
Verizon DSL (PPoE). Since my wife works from home, she is dependant
on e-mail and one serves as a backup for the other. I get
amazing throughput on my LAN.

Takes a little while to get setup right only because the router
is so highly configurable. Documentation is not that good (what
router is?).

This router is very highly configurable and does true load balancing
that can be configured in different ways. Very fast and responsive,
easy to upgrade firmware, good technical support from Hotbrick.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Hovda on July 18, 2008
I know what I am doing with this router, I suspect that others do not. This thing is BULLET-PROOF, meaning it will get the job done - and you wont get too confused at the end of the day.

For the price, it is by far one of the best deals around.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Little Brother Media on July 21, 2006
I bought this device because I work from home doing computer consultant work and cannot afford to have my internet access down.

This machine works JUST LIKE YOU WOULD HOPE. I am combining dsl and cable with ease and superb speed.

The setup is easy and there I have found nothing negative about this device.

I ordered it through amazon/tigerdirect and it was delivered on-time and in good condition.
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The Hot Brick LB2 is a fine device for simple home use. However, that's as far as it goes.
The interface, terminology, and support are horribly lacking with regard to flexibility. For example, several of the features advertised for the unit (VPN Pass-through, Port forwarding, NAT, etc) are 1. Not found in the product manual and 2. Are not any where to be seen within the interface.

Also, their support line goes to an answering machine (I've called several times over a three week stretch and have yet to hear back) and their email support falls silent. I believe they have given up.

So. If you want an inexpensive, light-weight option for home use. I say go for it.
Otherwise, stick with Cisco.
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