[TriLUG] local wifi router
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Tue Feb 21 10:26:19 EST 2012
Alright, Ill try this again ...
I use a Intel/Atom Mobo and Untangled. Easy to configure and then tweak
Ron Kelley wrote:
If you have an old PC sitting at home with 2 NICs, you can easily install pfSense (open-source firewall) and get the functionality you need. I use it all the time on low-end to high-end servers with excellent results. I do a combination of port forwarding, NAT'ing, DMZ/Production networks, IPSEC/VPN support, etc. It has a great web interface that is very easy to use.
rkelleyrtp at gmail.com
On Feb 20, 2012, at 1:44 PM, Paul G. Szabady wrote:
I currently use a Draytek router and have been experiencing both lockups as well has limitations with port forwarding. So I am also looking for a new router. Since seeing this thread, I've started to once again consider OpenWRT (or tomato, etc). But I have a question (or more) about the TPLink WR1043ND.
According to the TPLink manual (http://www.tp-link.com/resources/software//de/de_201081311270414.pdf), I see that it can handle standard port forwarding (ie: port 22 to port 22, port 80 to port 80, etc), but I don't see an option to for redirecting ports. I need to be able to forward non-std ports to std ports. (ie: port 2001 to machine1 port 22, port 2002 to machine2 port 22, etc...)
Does anyone know if any of the open source firmware is better (faster and more stable) than another? It looks like tomato will do what I need. Assuming it (or another) does what I need, does anyone know if there are any limitations to the number of connections? If so, how many?
Note: I realize that the more there are the bigger performance hit I'll take. But most of what I am doing will be in VMs and not all systems will be up at the same time. So I'm mainly interested in begin able to set up access to 10-12 machines, but typically only use 2-3 VMs at a time.
Would anyone with experience with NAT and small routers have an opinion or suggestion regarding this or another router? Lastly, I really like the Gig connections on the LAN and WAN. Especially since I periodically route lots of data (30-40GB) from one internal network to another (Don't ask - long story).
Thank in advance!
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On 2/20/2012 12:26 PM, jason tower wrote:
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