a bit OT: which soho nat router
aledm at qix.co.uk
Fri Dec 9 00:18:01 GMT 2005
Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> I wonder if anyone can recommend a hardware modem/router/switch with
> wireless to share a 2Mb/s ADSL line. Most of them do NAT DHCP basic
> firewall etc but I am looking for one which will allow me to allocate
> bandwidth by giving anything on the ethernet ports priority and
> allowing the wireless connection full bandwidth when the ethernet
> ports are not using it. 4 ports is plenty,
The problem (in the one-IP-address-shared-with-NAT case) is that the ISP
sending you the 2Mbps data can't differentiate your wireless connected
clients from your wired, and so can't do bandwidth allocation.
For a router I'd recommend a Cisco 857W at around £260 as the
Linksys/D-link/Netgear cheapo units are a bit crap.
> budget is restricted and for various reasons a pc based router is not
> an option.
ah. Maybe a Linksys, D-link or Netgear would be what you're looking for :-)
Seriously, I don't think there's much to choose between the Linksys
WAG354G (£63), D-link DSL-G604T (£62) or Netgear DG834G.(£70) I haven't
used the lesser brands (Draytek, Zyxel, Belkin, Thomson etc.)
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