[GLLUG] router for home

Mike Neir lists at obscuredomainname.com
Wed Nov 14 09:53:35 EST 2007

I currently have two Linksys WRT54GLs flashed with OpenWRT, and I highly 
recommend it. OpenWRT gives you the flexibility of a linux system while 
still giving you the benefits of a nice small embedded device (small, 
quiet, low-power, etc).

Last time I checked, the WRT54GLs were around $50-$60, so it's a pretty 
low-cost solution as well.


Michael George wrote:
> 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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