[clug] ADSL routers

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Tue Mar 9 00:26:42 GMT 2004

NAT devices are also excellent for relatives who can be expected to
use Windows and will expect you to provide unlimited support for
any firewall device you inflict upon them. Perhaps not the *most*
secure hardware, but Better Than Nothing (TM).

Also, Mr Smith has previously bought my attention to the Linksys WRT-54G:

} It runs a linux based firmware. There are tools available to roll your
} own.

(Though it doesn't seem to have its own ADSL)



Daniel McNamara wrote:

> I really should clarify. I usually work with static links not home ones
> and as such don't rely on the NAT function of these routers what so ever.
> Even if I was I certainly don't rely on them to protect my machines which
> all run their own firewalls in any case.

> a bridge on my 512/128 net link with an assigned /29). The one thing these
> black box routers will always out do versus a pc running your os of choice
> is noise, size and (yes this is debatable) reliability. With a router
> there are little or no moving parts and they tend to be very hard to kill
> (at least all the ones I've brought have been).

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