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Router in small office for Internet + VPN connection to other offices

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Hi,

I am looking for a right router product for a small business branch office. The users in this office will use this router to access the Internet, and also I would like to use this router to create a IPSec tunnel to other branch offices.

Can anyone briefly comment / or refer some websites that review the SOHO VPN router manufacturer, e.g. Linksys, D-Link, NetGear, etc, in regard to VPN router's performance, stability, quality etc.

Also, would it be appropriate to utilize product from Linksys or D-Link in small business office (typically 10-15 users)? To me, they are more likely to be for home usage. Is there any other professional VPN products other than Cisco that can meet my requirment ?

Thank you!!
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Hi robinluo,

Why not Cisco?

Cheers,
IceRaven
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My feeling is Cisco could be way too expensive. Well, I didn't even check the price, but, am I right?
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About AU$1000 each.
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see! comparing with the price of a Linksys or DLink VPN router, which is at most US$100, Cisco is too expensive to my non-profit client. :-(

Have to go now, well check back tomorrow.

Thanks IceRaven.
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Linksys VPN router (about $100)
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=34&scid=29&prid=607

Linksys VPN router with 16 port switch (about $400)
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=34&scid=29&prid=624

I haven't used the RV016, but I'm sure it's on par with their other VPN units.

-Don
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Thanks Don.

How would you comment on D-Link product? I noticed there is a price difference between Linksys and Dlink product.
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In my opinion, (for what it's worth) I prefer Cisco. Next would be Linksys (or I guess we could call them Cisco too!). Then D-Link.

Not that there's anything wrong with D-Link. :-)

-Don
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