[nycbug-talk] router/firewall recommendation ?

pete pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Dec 23 13:52:09 EST 2008

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:42:35 -0500, Jonathan Vanasco <nycbug-list at 2xlp.com>
> One of my firms is about to sublease some space in Manhattan from a  
> friend's company.
> We need to get our own bandwidth, which is fine.
> However I'd like to set up something better than just a storebought  
> router.
> Right now there will just be 3-5 people running laptops via  
> wireless.  We'll likely add an NFS device.
> I haven't touched any of this stuff in a long time - hoping someone  
> can offer advice/suggestions.
> So my options right now are:
> 	- dd-wrt or similar
> 	- soekris / alix

big fan of soekris + pfsense.  pfsense is quite easy to install on a
compact flash device (gunzip the package and output it to /dev/$cf_device).
 performance is acceptable for our office of ~10 people and ~30 computers. 
the only slowness i've seen is in accessing the webUI to monitor stuff,
throughput has been excellent.  it's been much better than the crappy
Linksys "router" we had when i started here.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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