[SATLUG] Router recommendation
igor.gueths at rackspace.com
Thu Apr 30 11:53:27 CDT 2015
I can definitely concur with Bruce here, I have a couple of routerboards
and I absolutely love them; specifically, an RB2012UAS2-HND-IN, and one
of the other models that I can't think of at the moment that's just an
extra access point to reach into one of the rooms where I encounter a
lot of interference that degrades my signal from the primary router/AP.
I've had the RB2011 for about two-three years now, and the hardware has
been rock solid.
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
>> 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
>>> -- Bruce
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