How we did it

How we tested the five dual-WAN routers.

Our SOHO/small business lab includes seven clients, ranging from Windows 98 through Windows XP Pro and Linux. We have a Comcast cable broadband connection and SBC Yahoo DSL connection.

Each system used the faster cable broadband connection for WAN1 and the slower DSL broadband connection for WAN2. During normal Internet activity, we unplugged the cable modem to force the routers to switch all traffic to the DSL broadband connection.

Other features, such as load-balancing support, security support, installation and setup time, network monitoring ability and documentation, also were tested.

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