[Dshield] Routers

Doug doug at dwhite.ws
Wed Aug 6 19:35:26 GMT 2003


Yeah, didn't have one available, same for Cisco

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rod Carty" <rod at en-consult.ca>
To: "General DShield Discussion List" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Routers


| You didn't test the GVC models. Any reason?
|
| Doug wrote:
| > I did a usability comparison between Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, and the SMC
| > "Barricade"
| > To make a long story short, I dumped all of them in favor of the SMC router.
| > First, it is the only router that I have found in the "home user" price
range
| > that will fully support both Wireless and Wired connections without
problems.
| > The firewall is very easy to configure, and is very effective at preventing
| > intrusions.  The wireless part, I have set up on MAC Lockdown.  I placed a
16
| > port SMC switch in front of it to get the multiple connections I needed for
my
| > home network.  The router appears to be supporting all this just fine.
| >
| > I was led to SMC as a long time user of their switches (both managed and
| > unmanaged, and have always been impressed with the quality and
functionality.
| >
| > I am anxiously awaiting for prices to come down of 802.11g equipment for
better
| > throughput.
| >
| > The local cable company here distributes Linksys wireless routers with their
| > cable broadband plans, and most of them are left in default configuration,
| > allowing unauthorized connections by neighbors.  I guess as users get more
| > sophisticated, every other residence will learn to connect to their
neighbor's
| > router and hijack free broadband connections.
| >
|
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