Discussion in 'polls' started by Pollmaster, Feb 16, 2005.
Do you use a hardware firewall/NAT router?
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Netgear here too.
LOL ... I be the Lone D-Link owner.
Netgear here three
I remember it beign a pain in the a*se when I wanted to buy my router. Netgear seems to be a popular make and getting one was a real pain, and it was coming up to christmas.
Another D-Link. Wireless.
I don't have a router, but when I could buy one with wireless support...
Forgot to mention. Netgear Wireless Router and ADSL Modem.
I don't use a router, software firewall only. Kerio 2.1.5
linux gateway counts as software, I presume?
I have a D-Link Router, and it is hooked up, but I don’t use any of the filtering capabilities, so I voted to D-Link.
But I let software means do the filtering…
IPCop on an old junk PC (Dell 233MHz/256MB).
Does IP Cop act like a server? supposedely this old junk pc is placed infront of the main pc which is connected through the network.
I am currently using a Juniper NetScreen 5GT, which is a SOHO type firewall and IPSec VPN appliance. It is a very good and highly configurable dedicated firewall/VPN device, although they are sort of pricey. However, I received mine basically for free in relation to my job. The NetScreens scale from this SOHO box all the way to carrier-class, multi-gigabit, fiber-optic interconnect devices. However, it doesn't support wireless, so I'm probably looking to just replace it with a Belkin Pre-N wireless router pretty soon. I have heard good things about these Pre-N MIMO (Multiple-In Multiple-Out) wireless routers. They have noticeably longer range than normal, even when coupled with standard b/g cards on the other end. I really need to go wireless.
Rather than replacing your router, which is feature rich on the security side, why don't you just pick up a decent wireless router, disable the DHCP server, and use it as an access point only? That's basically what I have. The Zyxel Zywall mentioned above is my router, but I do have a Linksys WRT54GS router acting simply as an access point for the wireless branch of my home LAN. Extremely simple to set up and you retain your current router's feature set.
So you have just added a wireless access point after the router? doesn't that mean that they need 2 seperate power supplies?
Well, like any other appliance, you do have to plug it in, so, yes 2 supplies are needed. The power demands are trivial so I don't see issues here.
It was not the power supply I was concerned about but the lack of sockets
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