~~~Connections?  Do you mean VPN connections or NAtting or port
~~~forwarding or
~~~... A 233 MHz computer should handle a LOT more than 6 NAT
~~~connections.
~~~Should do more than 6 VPNs also.

I don't get it. If I understand you all correctly, IP COP runs on a computer
and bandwidth travels through it.
An older or newer computer would surely limit bandwidth, more so to six
connections.
I think it is fair to say the older computer could be the slowest link of
the network.
Granted, my cable modem restricts me to X. But my Linksys device should not
cause any further performance degradation.
And if a really fast IP COP box would yield more effective bandwidth beyond
an appliance, that would be an added plus to the enhancement of security.

And so my thought is the $2000 dollar Cisco appliance may be well worth it
if you need a specific security without degradation.

Just my 2 cents.

-Mark







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