Configuring URL blocking policy on the Cisco WRVS4400N

This is a weird one and doesn’t really make a lot of sense – but posted here all the same if it helps someone. Part of the Cisco WRVS4400N‘s feature set is a configurable internet access policy, allowing the administrator to schedule internet access hours and permitted sites for discrete LAN clients. The latter is […]

Cisco WRVS4400N – Skype blocking will never work

Just a quick update in my continuing experience with the Cisco WRVS4400N. As mentioned previously, I and other users have had problems using the device’s IPS facility to block Skype connections, contrary to its feature set which says it’s supported. After raising a support call with Cisco, I have heard back from a support engineer, […]

Cisco SRP547W router – first impressions and VPN support

I’ve recently acquired a Cisco SRP547W router to evaluate as a replacement for the Cisco WRVS4400N. The SRP547W sports a similar feature set to the WRVS4400N, with the added bonus of a built-in ADSL2+ WAN interface. Because the WRVS4400N only features an Ethernet WAN port, I had to use the Draytek Vigor 120 as a […]

PPPoA to PPPoE bridging using the Draytek Vigor120

I recently acquired a Cisco WRVS4400N wireless small business security router for evaluation. It’s a full-featured device with a number of attractive features for an attractive price, but it supports an Ethernet WAN connection only. ISPs in New Zealand generally only support PPPoA ADSL connections – so using the WRVS4400N with a SOHO broadband connection […]