1 Gigabit WAN port, 3 Gigabit LAN ports and 1 Gigabit WAN/LAN port Supports IPsec/PPTP/L2TP VPN protocols with up to 30 IPsec, 8 PPTP and 8 L2TP VPN tunnels simultaneously Deploys One-Click restriction of IM/P2P applications to manage staff online behavior 300Mbps wireless N speed provides an incredible high speed networking experience Multi-SSID and guest network ensure easy and safe wireless sharing Professional 4KV lightning protection keeps your investments as safe as possible What This Product Does TP-LINK's SafeStream Wireless N Gigabit Broadband VPN Router TL-ER604W supports wireless N and Gigabit wired speeds on all ports. It integrates multiple VPN protocols, and high-security and high-performance VPN capabilities, making it an ideal choice for branch offices in need of cost-effective secure remote connections to headquarters or remote offices. Furthermore, the router provides many useful features including hardware-based Wi-Fi On/Off button, Guest Network, Application Control, and PPPoE Server, etc. Key Features High-Security VPN Capabilities TL-ER604W supports IPsec, PPTP and L2TP in Client/Server mode while also being able to handle pass-through traffic. The maximum throughput can reach 38Mbps. It also features a built-in hardware-based VPN engine allowing the router to support and manage up to 30 LAN-to-LAN IPsec and 16 PPTP VPN connections. Advanced VPN features include DES/3DES/AES128/AES192/AES256 encryption, MD5/SHA1 authentication, Manual/IKE key management, and Main/Aggressive negotiation modes. 300Mbps Wireless Networking for Convenience & Security The wireless speed of TL-ER604W can be up to 300Mbps. It also supports multi-SSID and guest network features. With up to 8 SSIDs, the router can provide 8 distinct wireless networks for different departments or user groups. Guest Network offers secure separate wireless Internet for your customers and business partners, without providing access to the internal network and potentially sensitive company information. Abundant Security Features For defense against external threats, the TL-ER604W features SPI Firewall function. Additionally, it can automatically detect and block Denial of service (DoS) attacks such as TCP/UDP/ICMP Flooding, Ping of Death and other related threats. Moreover, this router provides IP/MAC/Domain name filtering functions, which forcefully prevent attacks from intruders and viruses. For applications such as FTP, TFTP, H.323 and RTSP which are not well compatible with NAT, TL-ER604W offers administrators an one-click activation of ALG choices corresponding to the forementioned applications. Safety-Minded Enterprise Investments Professional lightning protection technology is embeded to prevent electrical surges from penetrating the interior of the electrical equipment. The router can withstand up to 4KV in well-grounded connection conditions. This feature ensures that the router remains as safe as possible. Specifications Hardware Interface: 1 Gigabit WAN port, 3 Giganit LAN ports, and 1 Gigabit Interchangeable WAN/LAN port Antenna: 2 detachable 5dBi antennas Flash/DRAM: 8MB/64MB (DDRII) Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.0 x 1.0 in.(209 x 126 x 26 mm) Power Supply: External Power Adapter, AC 100-240V~50/60Hz input Performance Concurrent Session: 10000 NAT Throughput: 160Mbps IPsec VPN Throughput: 38Mbps Basic Function WAN Connection Type: Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, Dual Access, BigPond MAC Clone: Modify WAN/LAN MAC Address DHCP: DHCP Server/Client, DHCP Reservation Switch Setting: Port Mirror, Rate Control, Port Conguration, Port VLAN Advanced Function System Mode: NAT, Non-NAT, Classical Routing NAT: One-to-One NAT, Multi-nets NAT, Virtual Server, Port Triggering, UPnP, FTP/H.323/SIP/IPsec/PPTP ALG Traffic Control: IP/Port-based Bandwidth Control, Guarantee & Limited Bandwidth, Time-scheduled Policy, IP-based Session Limit Load Balance: Intelligent Load Balance, Policy Routing, Protocol Binding, Link Backup (Timing, Failover), Online Detection Routing: Static Routing, Dynamic Routing (RIP v1/v2) VPN IPsec VPN: 30 IPsec VPN Tunnels, LAN-to-LAN and Client-to-LAN IPsec VPN, Main/Aggressive Negotiation Mode, DES/3DES/AES128/AES192/AES256 Encryption Algorithm, MD5/SHA1 Authentication Algorithm, Manual/IKE Key Management Mode, IPsec NAT Traversal (NAT-T), Dead Peer Detection (DPD), Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) PPTP VPN: 8 PPTP VPN Tunnels, PPTP VPN Server/Client, PPTP with MPPE Encryption L2TP VPN: 8 L2TP VPN Tunnels, L2TP VPN Server/Client, L2TP over IPsec VPN Pass-through: IPsec (ESP), PPTP, L2TP Firewall Application Control: IM, P2P, Web IM, Web SNS, Web Media Protocol/Proxy Blocking Filtering: MAC Filtering, URL/Keywords Filtering, Web Content Filtering (Java, ActiveX, Cookies) ARP Inspection: Sending GARP Packets, ARP Scanning by WAN/LAN, IP-MAC Binding Attack Defense: TCP/UDP/ICMP Flood Defense, Block TCP Scan (Stealth FIN/Xmas/Null), Block Ping from WAN Management Service: PPPoE Server, E-Bulletin, Dynamic DNS (Dyndns, No-IP, Peanuthull, Comexe) Maintenance: Web-based Management Interface, Remote Management, Export & Import Configuration, NTP Synchronize, Syslog Support Package Contents VPN Router TL-ER604W Power Cord Ethernet Cable Quick Installation Guide Resource CD
Edit 2014-October: When I purchased this device, I received "Version 1" hardware, based on software downloads from TP-Link, there is a "Version 2". I have recently found out when I upgraded to Time Warner Ultimate 300 Internet, this router seemed to bottleneck at about 220 Mbps. The V2 hardware might be faster, but I can't tell - I have been happy with this router, it performed well, but if I upgrade, I might look at one of the other vendors at a higher price poi..
Pros: I bought this to replace a Netgear ProSafe FVS336g router in an effort to get better WAN-to-LAN throughput. With FVS336g, I was getting around 35mbps on a 150mbps connection. With this TP-Link router, I got about 135mbps on that same 150mbps connection. To configure a simple network - 1 WAN, 1 internal network, some static LAN IPs - it's very easy to set up. The management UI is simple, very responsive and clean. This router also does not have a fan - a big plus in my b..