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#150915 7-Aug-2014 15:04
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My main need is I want to allocate/prioritize e.g. port 1 to gain higher bandwidth etc over other ports and wifi?, and after reading around I see Gargoyle firmware sounds like a good start? With Wireless N / GB ethernet etc, that works with VDSL/Fibre? Telecom gave a huawei HG630b read up a bit and was thinking on bridging (If thats the right term) but dont know what router to go for?

Some of my lingo may be off as Im still trying to understand it all :)

Any help be great ...

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  #1104168 7-Aug-2014 15:24
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I now have a pfsense box running on one of these - but I was previously using an Asus RT-N66U running TomatoUSB and it was rock solid (it's now just running as an access point). TomatoUSB has all the features like VLANs, multi SSIDs, and probably what you're after - pretty details QoS settings. You can also do stuff like set up guest networks and then traffic limit everything on that VLAN, useful if you're trying to stop people hog your connection.

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  #1104186 7-Aug-2014 15:36
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Look up TomatoUSB by Shibby, he's been coming out with builds for it.

 
 
 
 


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  #1104226 7-Aug-2014 16:31
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I'm running a Netgear R7000 with Tomato from Shibby and so far it is excellent, except for range issues with my house. Might need to re-position the router




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  #1104854 8-Aug-2014 13:25
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Hmm Thanks, Ill look more into Tomato, seems like it works great for the same reason i want right?

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  #1106041 10-Aug-2014 20:40
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+1 for Shibby's version of Tomato. It does have QoS features for prioritising bandwidth, but I've never used them myself, so can't comment on how well they work.

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  #1107195 12-Aug-2014 18:01
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Gargoyle is good, better than most default firmware but Tomato gives you more options/control and has a better web ui (imo). Shibby is the best/most active Tomato firmware mod atm.

http://tomato.groov.pl/?page_id=69 

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  #1107201 12-Aug-2014 18:10
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You can do this quite easily on a Mikrotik and they're pretty cheap too. Only problem is they're not exactly "simple" however they've got a Wiki.

Check out this one: http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coming-soon-new-products/mikrotik-rb951g-2hnd-high-power-802.11n-gigabit-wireless-router.html





 
 
 
 




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  #1107369 12-Aug-2014 23:22
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Thanks Shibbys Tomato sounds good to start with

I was just going through the list posted here
http://tomato.groov.pl/?page_id=69

Does it really matter what Flash MB i have?

When i was reading up on gargole some people was saying a higher MB flash was needed or something, just wondering if its the same with Tomato?



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  #1107370 12-Aug-2014 23:24
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michaelmurfy: You can do this quite easily on a Mikrotik and they're pretty cheap too. Only problem is they're not exactly "simple" however they've got a Wiki.

Check out this one: http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coming-soon-new-products/mikrotik-rb951g-2hnd-high-power-802.11n-gigabit-wireless-router.html



So you can allocate say LAN 1 port so much bandwidth and LAN 2 so little etc?

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  #1107404 13-Aug-2014 00:57
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michaelmurfy: You can do this quite easily on a Mikrotik and they're pretty cheap too. Only problem is they're not exactly "simple" however they've got a Wiki.

Check out this one: http://www.gowifi.co.nz/coming-soon-new-products/mikrotik-rb951g-2hnd-high-power-802.11n-gigabit-wireless-router.html



Mikrotik makes great stuff, if you're a network engineer... but it's not end user friendly.

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  #1107424 13-Aug-2014 08:18
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Astill recommendations. From memory the Asus 66 something used to be on that page too, apparently a very powerful router, with DD-WRT it can encrypt a whole house's internet connection over VPN.

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