[Dshield] Routers

Keith Bergen keith at keithbergen.com
Wed Aug 6 12:58:42 GMT 2003

I'm not sure if you are asking a question here or not, but 
I'll throw in my US$0.02.

You can save money if your router doesn't have to do the 
PPPoE stuff. If your internet "modem" (cable or DSL) support 
ethernet, then you can get a lower end router.

I like my Linksys. It will "stop listening" to an IP that it 
thinks is portscanning you. That is a very nice feature that 
I haven't seen in some other routers. I have friends that use 
Netgear, and they like those as well.

As far as an "always on" system, how do you plan on achieving 
that WITHOUT a UPS? I have an inexpensive <$200 UPS that will 
keep my system running for about 20 mins and then perform an 
orderly shutdown ... and then boot it back up when the power 
comes on. I also keep my monitor on a separate UPS. That 
bought me 15 minutes on the system UPS.

Hope this helps,

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 08:08:35 -0400
>From: "Leone, Michael" <michael_leone at merck.com>  
>Subject: [Dshield] Routers  
>To: "'General DShield Discussion List'" <list at dshield.org>
>For my home network I plan on replacing my router, a 2year 
old netgear
>4-port. I am in the process of looking for an 8 port 
router/switch that has
>a decent firewall and a decent price. I really don't want to 
spend more than
>$90. I see the Linksys BEFSR81 for $89.99 at circuit city, 
and about $83
>ordered online.
>I could use the smoothwall on a spare box, but I need 
something that will
>kickback instantly if the power goes down and then comes 
back on, and I
>don't want to buy another UPS. I need something quick, easy, 
painless and
>will recover automatically. Maybe a quick reboot here or 
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