[SATLUG] Router recommendation

jaret jaret at aberlorn.com
Thu Apr 30 11:19:48 CDT 2015

On 04/30/2015 09:39 AM, David Kowis wrote:
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> On 04/29/2015 02:00 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I just upgraded my internet connection to 200 Mbps.  It works
>> nicely. If I connect a system directly to Time-Warner's router, I
>> get the advertised speed.
>> The problem is that I don't really trust the built in firewall and
>>   want to put my own router between Time-Warner's router and my
>> network.  I do have a Linksys WRT54G router flashed with dd-wrt
>> that works slowly for that.
>> Through my router, the speed is limited to around 30-40 Mbps.  The
>>   rest of my internal network is a combination of 100 Mbps, 1Gbps,
>> and miscellaneous wifi connections.
>> Can someone suggest a router that will handle 200 Mbps or more
>> where I can load dd-wrt for better control?
> I bought a this: http://routerboard.com/RB800 and a pair of wireless N
> cards to go in it. http://routerboard.com/R52Hn

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> You buy the parts and put it together.
> It doesn't run dd-wrt directly, it runs the mirkotik OS, but it's a
> linux kernel built in. I've got it running at home, and it's certainly
> able to handle the load. It's got built in watch dog auto-reboots and
> it handles firmware updates nicely.
> http://wiki.mikrotik.com/ They've got a pretty good wiki as to how to
> do it. It's more of a very advanced appliance instead of just a linux
> box, but it is linux under the hood. I've been able to do all the
> advanced traffic shaping I was doing before with this one, and I'm
> very pleased with the reliability of the hardware.
> Also, you can create a "MetaRouter" and run an openwrt vm on it, if
> you want. I will probably do this to do a bit more advanced OpenVPN
> stuff than it offers (443 listening, and some stuff.)
> I got it on the recommendation of a friend, and I've been pleased with i
> t.
>> -- Bruce
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