Looking for a reliable, simple router...
peter at bowenfamily.org
Tue May 27 14:41:17 MDT 2008
In a similar vein, I use Clark Connect. It is running well on as the
firewall for my cable modem. The only time I reboot my box is to
upgrade major releases. :) It has some pretty nice reporting, and there
are a number of multi-port cards out there such as
http://www.aei-it.com/hardware/gigenet/x1000.htm. Good Luck!
Kimball Larsen wrote:
> At my office, we currently have the following setup:
> DSL Modem ---> Gigabit Switch ---> RVS4000 (Linksys Router) --->
> Production Servers
> ---------------> WRT54G (Gen 2, I believe) --->
> Gigabit Switch ---> Office Network (all office computers, a storage
> server, etc.)
> Both the WRT54G and the RVS4000 have their own public static IP
> The WRT54G is running stock firmware from Linksys, and is rock solid.
> I never have to touch it. It handles some port forwarding, DHCP, and
> static routing for the whole office without so much as a twitch.
> The RVS4000, on the other hand, is a pain in my hind end. All it has
> to do is route packets on particular ports to the prod servers - all
> prod servers have their own private IP addresses (10.10.10.10,
> 10.10.10.11, etc..) - it's basically just a port forwarding box and
> that's it. It chokes weekly and has to be reset (and sworn at)
> So, I'm looking for a small, cheap, fast, simple replacement router.
> In plunking around the intertubes, I learn that this sort of thing is
> mostly hard to find now. Everything comes with a wireless access
> point, dual wan ports, redundant failover super duper intrusion
> detection gunk, VPN connections, and a whole host of other features I
> just don't need.
> Here's what I DO need:
> Rock solid reliability.
> 1 Wan port to plug into my modem
> 4+ Gb Lan ports to plug into my servers (this seems to be the sticking
> point for most routers - many do not have gigabit lan ports)
> Ability to forward ports by range, specific port number, and TCP/UDP/Both
> Rackmountable would be a bonus.
> Any suggestions?
> - Kimball
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