Router recommendations for FreeBSD

Richard A Barrow arb at
Mon May 19 12:08:50 BST 2008

For my 2 pennies worth, I just get hold of any cheap little router that does
as little as possible!!!!!!!!!!! 

Then put a bsd firewall with squid on it and work through that. Means I can
change the router if I wish to without any thoughts that someone else is
looking after my ingress point.

Regards Richard

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> Yeah its a rebranded Thompson, and they've never learnt to put
> ventilation holes on the tops of their devices which makes them prone
> to overheating.
> I've quit using my BeBox and gone to a NetGear DG834N because when the
> BeBox would overheat it would start dropping the broadband connection
> which is very annoying when trying to watch BBC iPlayer.
> Geoff

The Thompson box works just fine, as long as you leave it upside down  
so the hot air can escape. :-)

I use it in bridged mode, with pfsense running on one of those old  
Compaq small form factor boxes. It's a very reliable set-up.


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