[GLLUG] router for home

Michael George george at idealso.com
Wed Nov 14 09:28:35 EST 2007

My home router/firewall is acting wonky and has to be power-cycled every
so often.  I think it's time to get a new one.  My needs are very simple,
all I need are NAT and port forwarding of a single port or two.  I have
thought about a m0n0wall, IPCop, smoothwall, or some other similar system,
but since I need so little I hate to feed such a big system when a little
firmware router will consume less power and probably work just fine.  I
would also like the option of wireless to the router, even if I don't need
it right now...

I'd like people's recommendations on what to look into for a good router. 
If you think that a *nix distro *is* the way to go in spite of my
reasoning above, I'd like to hear it.  If you have a router/firewall
that's been serving you well, I'd like to know what brand.

If I my next one runs 5 years+ like this current netgear has for me, I
guess I will be mostly satisfied...

Thanks for your time!

-Michael George

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