[CentOS] Router for SOHO network - hardware considerations

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Nov 22 16:56:29 EST 2010


On 11/22/10 12:48 PM, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Blake Hudson a écrit :
>>> Is there anything you could especially recommend for this job? (I'm not
>>> afraid of getting my hands dirty, BTW :oD)
>>>
>> +1 for Linksys WRT54GL and tomato firmware
>> +1 for pfsense (or monowall) on a small server
>>
>>
> Thanks for the many answers in this thread. I'm not a native speaker, so
> one more question. Does "tomato" firmware mean the original firmware as
> installed by Linksys, or some third-party firmware like OpenWRT and DD-WRT?

Tomato is another 3rd party firmware.  it only runs on 'classic' WRT54G* 
whereas dd-wrt runs on a wider range.  Tomato has a cleaner user 
interface, quite good QoS ('traffic shaping') features, and is always 
free, while the DD-Wrt project manager took DD-Wrt partially 
proprietary, to the annoyance of a lot of the contributors who 
understood it to be GPL.


pfSense is still my favorite choice, running on a low power miniboard 
like the ALIX or various Atom mini-systems.





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