[nycbug-talk] soho router options (soekris?)
Brant I. Stevens
branto at branto.com
Tue Jan 18 21:10:26 EST 2005
I'd recommend a Linksys WRT54GS... Drop the default firmware and use
OpenWRT, though it is based on the L-word.
On 01/18/2005 02:28 PM, "Jerry B. Altzman" <jbaltz at omnipod.com> wrote:
> On 1/18/2005 11:54 AM, Isaac Levy wrote:
>> So I've got a hardware question some folks here may find fun.
> [...story of woe...]
> Data points:
> - We use a m0n0wall here at my office for various and sundry things, and
> it's a bit squirrelly to set up, but it is featureful and does a lot of
> weirdo stuff that we need.
> - I just bought and installed an Asante' firewall/router COTS box for my
> in-laws. The hardest part of dealing with that box was routing the power
> cable to their extension cord. I plugged it in, and it worked. Just like
> that. The web interface is >eh< but unless you're doing a lot of custom
> stuff (port redirects, etc.) something like this is fine.
> - At home I run an oldskool Netgear FP114. It, too, "Just Works". Before
> I moved in November, it had been up since the power came back on in
> August 2003. (15 months, is that right?).
>> Biggest requirement: the router must simply run, with as little
>> ike-interaction as possible, as not to disrupt my other regular work.
> Given this, and the cost (these firewall gizmos are under $50 now)
> unless you really just want the 1337-factor of building your own, just buy.
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