Posting Date: April 29, 2002
Learning from my students on network security products (Web Informant) -- "Network security products like PGP and low-end VPN routers have their place, to be sure. But they are still way too hard to use for the average person, even a highly motivated teenaged geek." (Comments: The Linksys EtherFast BEFVP41 kicks butt and I highly recommend it, despite what David Strom says.)
A respectful question, Mr. Rhodes. What is it that you recommend about this product, the Linksys EtherFast BEFVP41, when a classroom of people couldn't get it to work? He even says that he spent an hour on the phone with tech support.
Sounds like dancing bearware to me (to anyone who doesn't recognize that phrase, read Alan Cooper's "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum".)
Can't speak for everyone's experience, only mine. Linksys install was close to plug and play for me. It works, and requires no attention.