3Com OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router - 3CR858-91-US

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Bought this to replace my Netgear firewall router due to intermittant internet drops on my cable internet connection. I've had similar problems with DSL in the past as well, and on other brand/model routers. Reading other reviews of Linksys, Netgear, DLink and others, everyone seems to have similar issues with needing to reboot the router on random occurrances not related to actual service interruptions. 3Com hasn't dropped a connection yet - I've had another one in service at a different location for 8 months now and that one has never dropped a connection either. I would recommend this for any DSL/Cable connection for no-hassle install and ongoing stability. Not necessarily a mainstream brand/model available in retail compared to others, but definately business class and worth looking into.

-Rich quote

These devices are truly plug and play, just as advertised. My computers are located at opposite ends of the house, and I have been achieving average throughput just short of 30 Mbps. The fact that these units, unlike those from Netgear, have power cords is an added convenience (no taking up an entire duplex outlet.)

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Great stability

by Rich on 5/27/2007

Bought this to replace my Netgear firewall router due to intermittant internet drops on my cable internet connection. I've had similar problems with DSL in the past as well, and on other brand/model routers. Reading other reviews of Linksys, Netgear, DLink and others, everyone seems to have similar issues with needing to reboot the router on random occurrances not related to actual service interruptions. 3Com hasn't dropped a connection yet - I've had another one in service at a different location for 8 months now and that one has never dropped a connection either. I would recommend this for any DSL/Cable connection for no-hassle install and ongoing stability. Not necessarily a mainstream brand/model available in retail compared to others, but definately business class and worth looking into.

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Couldn't be easier!!

on 2/20/2008

These devices are truly plug and play, just as advertised. My computers are located at opposite ends of the house, and I have been achieving average throughput just short of 30 Mbps. The fact that these units, unlike those from Netgear, have power cords is an added convenience (no taking up an entire duplex outlet.)

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Product Overview

The 3Com OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Secure Router lets small offices, branch-offices, and home offices benefit from reliable and cost-effective shared Internet access. Up to 253 users can securely share a single cable or DSL connection. The router offers a four-port 10/100 Ethernet LAN switch, plus an Ethernet WAN port for connecting to a broadband modem (not included). Multiple security features, including Stateful Packet Inspection firewall, VPN initiation/termination and passthrough support, provide high level of protection at affordable price.

The unit comes with preset defaults, setup wizards, and other features that simplify installation, configuration, and administration. The unit comes with a 14 day free trial of the 3Com OfficeConnect Content Filter Service, a premium subscription service for OfficeConnect routers that blocks access to pornographic, prejudicial, violent and undesired Internet web content or services.

Specifications

Manufacturer 3Com Corp
Mfg Part# 3CR858-91-US
SKU 10392463
UPC 662705481692
UPC 14 00662705481692
Features
Total Number of Ports 5
Product Type Router
Manufacturer Part Number 3CR858-91
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product Name OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router
Product Line OfficeConnect
Brand Name 3Com
Package Contents Cable/DSL RouterPower adapterOne straight-through Category 5 UTP patch cableRubber feetCD ROM containing Gateway Discovery program and the user's guideInstallation guide
Network Technology 10/100Base-TX
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Weight (Approximate) 11.84 lb
Form Factor Desktop
Height 1"
Width 8.7"
Depth 5.3"
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Dimensions 1" Height x 8.70" Width x 5.30" Depth
Form Factor Desktop
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Power Consumption 6.50 W Maximum
Input Voltage Range 10 V AC to 30 V DC
Protocols TCP/IP / DHCP / FTP / PPPoE / PPTP / PAP / IPSec / L2TP / CHAP / MSCHAP / IPCP / SNTP / RIP v1.0 / RIP v2.0
Management Browser-based administration Device-discovery wizards Pre-set defaults Remote management Save and restore configuration files
Security Features Stateful packet inspection firewall with hacker pattern detection Virtual DMZ VPN initiation/termination of up to 5 tunnels (IPSec, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP) Multiple pass-through for PPTP, IPSec and L2TP/IPSec NAT/PAT (with TCP and UDP)
Parts Warranty/Labor 3 Year
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
Number of Ports 5
Fast Ethernet Port Yes
Product Type Router Appliance
Manufacturer Part Number 3CR858-91-US
Manufacturer Website Address www.3com.com
Manufacturer 3Com Corporation
Product Name OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router
Product Line OfficeConnect
Brand Name 3Com
Connectivity Media Category 5 UTP 10/100Base-TX
Additional Information Media Access Protocol: CSMA/CA
Package Contents OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router OfficeConnect power supply Install Guide CD containing the Gateway Discovery program and user guide One straight-through Category 5 UTP patch cable Four rubber feet
Certifications & Standards IEEE: IEEE 802.3: 10BASE-T IEEE 802.3u: 100BASE-TX Safety: UL 1950: EN 60950 CSA 22.7 #950: IEC 60950 Emissions: EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024 FCC Part 15, Class B, ICES-003 Class B: VCCI Class B, CNS 13438 Class A Environmental: EN 60068 (IEC 68) UL Listed CSA certified
System Requirements Cable or DSL modem with an Ethernet interface (not included) Network PCs supporting TCP/IP with 10 or 10/100 Mbps Ethernet cards CD requires Windows XP/Me/2000/98/95/NT 4.0
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