[SATLUG] Router recommendation

jaret jaret at aberlorn.com
Thu Apr 30 11:31:20 CDT 2015


On 04/30/2015 11:19 AM, jaret wrote:
> 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
>>
>
> Does Mikritik OS require purchase of a License to unlock features? See
>
> http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:License
>
Maybe I'll answer my own question. Looks like devices with pre-installed 
OS already have keys. It's only when installing the OS on a PC or VM 
that keys would need to be purchased.

>
>> 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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