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Entry  Thu Dec 2 15:48:05 2010, Alastair, Computing, Purchases, The router saga continues 
    Reply  Fri Dec 3 12:16:10 2010, Alastair, Computing, Purchases, The router saga continues 
       Reply  Tue Dec 7 15:05:25 2010, Alastair, Computing, Purchases, new router has arrived 
Message ID: 1190     Entry time: Fri Dec 3 12:16:10 2010     In reply to: 1187     Reply to this: 1193
Author: Alastair 
Type: Computing 
Category: Purchases 
Subject: The router saga continues 

I had word that the router shipped today.  Should be here Monday, or Tuesday at the latest.



I finally got through to someone at (**insert name of offending company here**) to ask about our router order for the ATF.  It turns out that although it is now out of stock and discontinued they had not bothered to let us know.  So not only is the router used at the 40m not available, but the next model up in the range has also been discontinued.

I have therefore ordered this one instead as it appears to be the last wired router that linksys offer.  I guess we could have substituted a wireless one but I'm not sure that would have gained us anything.

The specification list on the linksys website is pretty vague:

Model: BEFSR41
Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1p
Ports: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports
One 10/100 RJ-45 Port for Broadband Modem
Warranty: 1 year hardware limited warranty
Lifetime award-winning online support tools

I'm assuming it will allow all the port forwarding settings etc that we need.


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