a bit OT: which soho nat router

Chris Whitehouse chris at childeric.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Dec 11 22:23:59 GMT 2005

Aled Morris wrote:
> Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> Hi
>> 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.)
> Aled
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Thanks for all replies and suggestions, I will check user manuals to see 
if any of the above can do the trick. Otherwise I might have to 
compromise on an old laptop and pf.



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