[GLLUG] router for home

Michael George george at idealso.com
Fri Nov 23 19:28:10 EST 2007

Thanks to everyone for their input.  I decided to get a Linksys WRT54GL
and I plan to put dd-wrt on it.  I have found the downloads and some of
the docs, but their documentation seems to be a bit spotty.

I haven't been able to find a nice overview page which says something like:
This is what dd-wrt is.  The basic package is has these things and here
are the pages which document the screens to configure the basics.  If
you add packages (which you can find here), each will come with a file
to document that package's config screen.  The VPN firmware is the
standard with these packages.  The VOIP firmware is the standard with
these packages..." Etc.

In short, I've not found anything that documents the configuration or
says what is all contained in the "more than standard" images.  Am I
looking in the wrong places?


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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