The SMC8014WN-RES Wireless Cable Modem Gateway is a cable modem with an integrated 4-port router, and 802.11n wireless access point combined into one device to simplfy cable connectivity for all type of users. The Gateway is DOCSIS 2.0 compliant to ensure interoperability with existing cable systems. It supports VPN pass through connections with PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec.
The SMC8014WN-RES has an integrated fi rewall, including Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to provide a high level of security against hacker invasions, such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. The SPI fi rewall analyzes individual data packets as they pass through the gateway, to ensure only authorized data is allowed access to your network. In addition, the SMC8014WN-RES supports other advanced features such as for port forwarding, remote management, URL blocking, DMZ, a built-in DHCP server.
The box supports universal Plug & Play so gaming etc works fine. Overall this unit is suitable for basic use for notebook and desktop machines.
This product also lacks loopback which means using a web service on the LAN will not work properly using a URL. IP addresses are needed.
DOCSIS 2.0 tops out at about 25 megabit before DOSCIS 3.0 came to the market. Generally this model is suitable for 5-10 megabit services.
Overall we consider this wireless gateway to be very basic which is fine for a simple situation. For more advanced users this product is far too limited.
|CABLE WAN SERVICE||DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0|
|LAN||4 port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-TX|
|WIRELESS PROTOCOLS||802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n|
|WIRELESS SPEED||150 Mbps maximum|