Speedtouch modem/netgear router

Steve Greenshaw steve at softgreen.co.uk
Fri Oct 10 21:08:25 BST 2003


I'd seriously recommend picking up something like a Draytek Vigor 2600. This
is a nice little piece of kit that just happens to be a router with a built
in ADSL modem, stateful firewall, DHCP, NAT, VPN, etc., etc., etc.

This would probably be cheaper than getting your hands on a clapped out 486
or some such to use as a router/firewall, it's easy to set up and takes up a
lot less space. On the downside, you'd then have a redundent USB ADSL modem
and you wouldn't have the fun of setting up your own firewall etc.

I have one of these myself so that I can network my Windoze workstation and
my FreeBSD box whilst sharing my BT broadband. Works a treat. They also do a
wireless version.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Gordon" <gordy.jnr at virgin.net>
To: <freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org>
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 4:08 PM
Subject: Speedtouch modem/netgear router

> Hi,
> Can anyone help me as to how I should go about connecting my Speedtouch
> adsl modem to my netgear router.  We bought the router so that me and my
> can network our computers and share the adsl connection between our
> as when you merely use it to conenct to the internet only one computer can
> use it at once.  However the modem is usb orientated and the router
> and therfore I'm wondering if it is at all possible???
> Thanks for any help,
> Tim Gordon
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