Friday, October 4, 2013

Goodbye Cisco SRP527 and hello... what?

Recently I learned the SRP527 was being End Of Life'd. This is a sad moment - we started using the Netgear DG834's to provide a low cost VPN solution between two sites, then graduated to the double the price Cisco and now I'm on the hunt again.

The issue we have is so many of our clients only need a single VPN tunnel between ADSL enabled sites. Cisco 800 series routers are too expensive and provide far more bang than the client usually needs or wants.

Currently we are investigating the Draytek range of routers. I've ordered two and I'll review them in my next post.

The SRP527's have been quite a reasonable unit for us. I've found that the wireless connectivity, particularly to Apple devices is a bit hit and miss, but it's generally provided us with a stable connection that has been 1Mb/s faster than other ADSL2+ devices I've used.

Bring on the next challenger!

1 comment:

  1. Changes and advancement are the part of life and changes often made for the betterment and it is same with the Cisco SRP527. However, time to time one need IT or server support services to maintain or migrate data etc.

    Also, Draytek range of routers are good quality wise and a nice choice.

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