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Topic # 24156 16-Jul-2008 16:33
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I have a budget d-link adsl router that came with my xtra net connection.
What annoys me is its lack of functionality. e.g. I cant open up a port on the firewall to a specific ip or range of IPs and things like that.

I'm thinking I can get a PCI ADSL card and build an old pc into a ipcop like linux firewall.
But on the other hand it would be nice only use a small dedicated device like the router instead of a full pc. Anyone know a good router that is not expensive and has good features?

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  Reply # 148553 16-Jul-2008 16:41
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Keep your current modem, get a $99 small form factor dell/hp desktop off trademe with 1GHz+ and 512MB RAM, put a second NIC in it, DMZ it, and put a Linux firewall distro on it.

Our Cisco 877s are rock solid, but they are getting up there in price.




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  Reply # 148559 16-Jul-2008 17:10
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tonyhughes: Keep your current modem, get a $99 small form factor dell/hp desktop off trademe with 1GHz+ and 512MB RAM, put a second NIC in it, DMZ it, and put a Linux firewall distro on it.

Our Cisco 877s are rock solid, but they are getting up there in price.


Ah yes, I already have a pc for that. The existing router/DMZ option saves me having to buy a PCI ADSL card.

thanks!

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