[SATLUG] Router recommendation

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Thu Apr 30 15:38:51 CDT 2015

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On 04/30/2015 11:31 AM, jaret wrote:
> On 04/30/2015 11:19 AM, jaret wrote:
>> On 04/30/2015 09:39 AM, David Kowis wrote:
> 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.

Yep :D I didn't have any problems using the contraption, didn't have
to do anything special.

> 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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