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# 38638 3-Aug-2009 09:00
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Our old dlink modem imploded this weekend (not sure, may have been hacked) and we need to get a new thing that will do:

- adsl (xtra) not likely to get anything better soon as we are semi rural 
- wifi (alreday have seperate dlink wifi but would prefer integrated)
- at least 6 ethernet ports
- good firewall that will optionally support dynamic ip and easy inbound connections
- proxy so we can block the kids from things from time to time

What's the best unit these days?


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  # 241697 3-Aug-2009 10:08
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I know it doesn't meet the requirements with only 4 ethernet ports but STEER CLEAR of the linksys WAP160N, it needs a power cycle once every two days to keep it working properly.

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  # 241700 3-Aug-2009 10:12
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The only linksys modem we ever had was sh** but that was a while ago. Glad to see they are consistent at least :)

It looks like getting more than 4 ports is a problem so that's not so important - we have a switch.



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  # 241708 3-Aug-2009 10:48
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Yeah I love my WRT54GS but that's mainly because of the DDWRT firmware...

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  # 241716 3-Aug-2009 10:55
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I have no idea what that means.. but i'll look it up.


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  # 241721 3-Aug-2009 11:08
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The old wireless-G Linksys access points, made popular because they had open source firmware, which allowed a lot of new features.

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  # 241738 3-Aug-2009 12:08
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Ah, cool.

We went ahead and order a Belkin N1 ADSL2+ Modem/Router, True firewall, Ethernet, 4xRJ-45 ports, 802.11b/g/n (draft) Wireless, MIMO from Ascent as a) I used one for a while and it was reliable and quick and b) everything else we wanted was either out of stock or too expensive.

Feature wise the dlink and netgear price range equivalents looks much the same.


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