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After reading Ator’s excellent home-networking installation guideI started to realize how dysfunctional my home network was.

Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router, Model BEFSR41

Additionally, I wanted these machines to be able to share my Internet connection. Obviously, I needed a router and a hub.

Vefsr41 documentation is quite good. Still, there were some presentation issues that I’ll mention for the benefit of Linksys and as a warning to potential buyers: If you want to have a look at the docs, they’re available online from Linksys in PDF format.

The power-cable is almost perfect, since it doesn’t terminate in a wall-wart the size of a brick. Instead, it consists of a small power-adapter that connects to the Linksys, and a standard 3-prong male-to-female power-cable that mates the power-adapter to the wall-socket. Why did I say near-perfectthen? Because the cable on the power-adapter is too short compared to the 3-prong standard power-cable you attach.


What tends to happen here, at least for me, is that the power-adapter ends up hanging in mid-air behind my desk, providing a pendulum-like weight which drags the router backwards towards the abyss.

: Cisco-Linksys BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/ Switch: Electronics

If the befsr1 was longer, then the small brick could rest on the floor, and provide less drag on the back of the device. The Linksys itself is fairly compact, although I believe it could have been smaller. Because of Linksys’ stackable format for many of their devices, they’re forced into following that form-factor.

You can see from the picture on the left that the unit is relatively small, and it’s light–it weighs about 12 shots of tequila 12 ounces.

Beffsr41 indentations on the top of the device support the feet of other stackable Linksys devices. While I think that the stackable format is uber-cool, I’ve noticed that Linksys has four incompatible stackable formats for their devices, which is ultra-crappy.


With such devotion to stackability, one might expect their products to stack better!

About the only devices you’ll be able to stack nicely with the BEFSR41 are the simple 5-port hub, 5-port switch, or the integrated 4-port switch and 2-port print-server device. You can get a closer look by clicking here.

The front of the device sports a number of useful LEDs, including:. You must login or create an account to comment.

Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router, Model BEFSR41 | Ars Technica

Skip to main content Introduction Manufacturer: DHCP client functionality built-in, for configurations where the Internet connection’s IP-address is dynamically assigned.

PPPoE support not tested. Yes Sort of Yes. rouger

Built-in Switch or Hub?