Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

LAN & WAN Reviews

Introduction

U.S. Robotics Secure Storage Router Pro

U.S. Robotics Secure Storage Router Pro (USR-8200)
Summary SPI-based router with IPsec and PPTP VPN endpoints and ability to file share up to 30 external USB / Firewire hard drives. Runs on OpenRG / Linux software platform
Update 10/28/2003 - Corrected processor type
Pros • Near wire-speed routing
• Supports SMB-based file sharing & FTP with optional USB or Firewire hard drive
• Good UPnP integration
• Has both PPTP and IPsec VPN endpoints
Cons • No schedulable firewall features
• Firewall and VPN configuration can be confusing
• Documentation doesn't do justice to the feature set

It took only a few years for broadband routers to move from slow, expensive ($300 or so), hard-to-configure beasts with small feature sets to zippy, (almost) auto-configuring, full-featured and even physically attractive products that are commonly available for under $50. You can imagine what this price drop has done to manufacturers' margins, and they're all on a quest to get you to part with more of your money.

Adding VPN "endpoint" features has been one way to squeeze more out of our wallets and has met with moderate success. But U.S. Robotics' USR8200 Secure Storage Router Pro has another "value proposition" to offer. It remains to be seen, though, how successful it will be at customer cash extraction.

More LAN & WAN

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Hi,I have RT-AC86U on latest merlin FW 384.7. At the same time i have 2 x 1Gpbs connection from 2 diff ISPs.I have configured load-balancing ratio of ...
Any ideas on how to get overclocking working on RT-AC68U running 384.7? I am using JFFS scripts to set clkfreq to 1200,666. This is working (verified ...
I'm trying to connect a computer to my Asus ac87 using OpenVPN but running into some issues. One of my computers keeps disconnecting form the VPN conn...
Hi All,Not sure if what I want to achieve *can* be achieved, but thought I'd run this past the more experienced heads on this forum .....I have an ASU...
Did ASUS ever get this thing ironed out, or does it remain a mixed bag? Prices are getting pretty low now. Thought the newer firmware might have helpe...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3