I am installing a Trixbox server, and therefore need to buy a new ATA type device. I thought this might be a good time to spend a little more money to rationalise the messy network setup I've got. Would love some advice on the hardware I'm looking at.
First some history, I bought a very expensive, very early edition of the WAG54GP2v2, super-all-in-one modem / router / wifi / FXS box. Cost a fortune, lasted just over 12 months ( = out of warranty ) and then overheated and caused the router function to stop working. After that I had an expensive brick, since I had one machine (an Xbox) that could connect only via cabled connection. As a result, I am REALLY wary of getting another super-combo device like this, despite the benefits of everything working well together.
So, I am thinking of getting:
1. Linksys AG300 ~ $100 - ADSL 2/2+ modem and 4 port router
2. Linksys SPA2102 ATA ~ $110
3. I already have a Linksys WRT54GC wireless and 4-port router - I was thinking I would run this purely as a wireless switch without the router function and plug it into th AG300 - this is just for my laptop on wifi
Connection would be something like
--> WRT54GC wireless switch
Internet --> AG300 modem / router --> cabled machines like Xbox, WHS and Trixbox servers
--> SPA2102 ATA for phones into Trixbox server
This way I only have one level of NATing, in the AG300. I'm future proofed for ADSL2+, and I feel comfortable that everything is separate so if anything died I could replace just that one component. And all for just $210 outlay, which is a bonus. :)
Does anyone see any problems with this? Any experience with the AG300 you could share? In particular, I am wondering if the AG300 has QoS. I found one website here (http://bc.whirlpool.net.au/bc/hardware/?action=h_view&model_id=603) that says it does, but thats the only reference I could find.
Interested in any feedback.