[clug] DSL connection: modem or router?
dfp110 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Tue Sep 28 01:55:10 GMT 2004
thanks again for the recommendations for ISPs.
Assuming I proceed with a new DSL connection rather than TransACT, would
you have any clear recommendation for choosing a DSL modem in preference
to a DSL router?
I understand the modem would give me more flexibility in the sense that I
can route the connection through a small server that I can set up and fine
But the router seems convenient in that it takes up less space, involves
less hassles. All the household networking handled in one little box,
with a small degree of firewalling to help security. I'd be thinking
about the Netcomm Wireless router, which also provides wireless for the
laptop around the house, as well as 4 ethernet ports. Current offers have
it bundled with a PCI wireless card.
I would expect to run a mail server for my domain from a small server box
going through the router (if I go ahead with 1 static IP address).
I'm inclined in favour of this router. Is there any reason why I might
regret going with it?
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