a bit OT: which soho nat router
chris at childeric.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Dec 11 22:23:59 GMT 2005
Aled Morris wrote:
> 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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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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