LAN Ports - 4 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 WAN Ports - 2 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 Weight - 1.27 lbs. Network connections are the backbone of business connections. One of the Cisco Small Business Routers, the RV042 Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Router supports up to four wired and 50 off-site connections. The latter allows users to connect into your network with secure access to your files and intranet. The RV042 comes with dual Internet ports that can serve as a failsafe system for 24/7 network uptime, or as a secondary connection to a separate Internet provider. Whether they're used for backup or speed boosting, the router's networking hardware will keep bottlenecks away from your network, period.
The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments This is a typical Linksys product where the hardware design is excellent, software design is mediocre and documentation is lacking.This router is perfect for home, SOHO or (very) small office use. The router is an extremely fast device and the firewall very capable. It also does a very good job of IPSEC and PPTP VPN access and has no problem supporting multiple connect..
The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments I wanted a low-cost VPN solution and had been debating purchasing the Cisco 501 PIX firewall and Netscreen's lowest end 5GT VPN router (which costs $450 maintenance/support contracts) before discovering this bargain model. Tom's Networking Hardware has a good review about the RV082 holding up with Netscreen's 5GT VPN router in performance tests, which pretty much convinced me to get this Link..