Sunday, August 27, 2006

Cisco 871W Router

I have now been using the 871W router for several months. I picked one up to do lab work for IPv6, routing and the VMware hands on class I have been doing for Pacific IT Professionals.
I am VERY impressed with these routers. I can run EIGRP, RIPv2, OSPF, BGP, IPv6, OSPFv3, 6to4, DMVPN, CBAC and wireless all on one device. I am amazed at the diversity of what the product can do and how quiet it is since it has no internal fan. I think it really is the perfect remote home office router. If they made it POE by default it would be a perfect product, IMHO.
Just wanted to give my thumbs up for this great router!
- Ed

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ed, great summary of 871W. Do you know if the router itself can be powered by PoE? I know that I can buy 4-port PoE adapter for powering other IP phones/Aironets, but I am in a need to power the router itself via PoE (if it is even possible). Thanks for any input on this.

    Jan Pauler