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Anyone recommend a good cheapish switch/router

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by greenbrucelee, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    with an easy to configure firewall?
     
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    Linksys wrt54g. Flash it with hyperwrt, dd-wrt or open-wrt and you have a 500 quid router/fw for 50 quid
     
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    cool, thanks for that.

    just bought one for £36 :D
     
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    Ooooh - ****. I probably should have said that only some versions of it can be flashed... Oh well - even without the third-party firmware they're still good little boxes.
     
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    I'll check it out when it arrives.
     
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    Cool

    Here's a list of flashable versions, together with a handy way of telling via the serial number whether your device can be flashed
     
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    cool repped

    From my order reciept my version is a v6 and supports DD-WRT so from what I can see I should be able to flash it.
     
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    Cool beans! 8)
     
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    Hey zeb, why is that? What is the difference?
     
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    As one example, it lets you terminate OpenVPNs and PPTP VPNs on you linksys WRT router.
     
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    Which one would you recommend zeb?

    I just managed to pick myself up a cheap wrt54g v2.0 and to my surprise it already had been flashed with dd-wrt v23 sp3 mini (2007 version). Is it worth upgrading to a more recent version or changing altogether to one of the others?
     
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    I flashed mine with the latest version and its the dogs bollocks. I decided as a test to terminate my software firewall and this is with 3 systems connected to the router and use shields up to see if it was vunerable.

    To put it in laymans terms nothing is getting through this ****er :D

    Although I have still reactivated my software firewall.
     
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