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Cisco Linksys EA6500

Cisco Linksys EA6500WUMC710 Wireless AC Wi-Fi Bundle - EA6500 Router + WUMC710 Media Bridge Other Se...


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Cisco Linksys EA6500
Watchguard XTM 25
Draytek Vigor 3200n
Netgear ProSafe FVX538
CISCO 881
Cisco Linksys EA6500WUMC710 Wireless AC Wi-Fi Bundle - EA6500 Router + WUMC710 Media Bridge Other Se...
Watchguard XTM 25-W Router
Draytek Vigor 3200n  Multi-Wan Router
Netgear  Inc  Netgear ProSafe 8-port VPN Firewall Router Dual WAN 10 100 with 1-port Gigabit FVX538N
CISCO881-K9 Router
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Release Date
Aug 2012
Feb 2012
Jan 2012
Jan 2010
Nov 2009
Router Functionalities
Firewall, IPv6 support
Firewall
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, DHCP Server, Voice over IP Gateway (VoIP)
Firewall, DHCP Server
DHCP Server
Connectivity
Wireless, Wired
Wireless, Wired
Wireless
Wireless
Included Adapter
Power adapter - External

Solid performance and lots of cloud-based features

Packs sophisticated security measures

Excellent wireless performance

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Performs solidly

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The 881 also has its own battery that can be used when an extra power boost is needed in weak signal areas.

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