[Gllug] ADSL router/firewall/wireless/modem recommendations

Ryan Cartwright ryan at crimperman.org
Fri Jul 21 09:02:57 UTC 2006

Branden Faulls wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a decent ADSL modem/router/firewall/wireless
> access point?  I'm specifically interested in:
> * 4 port switch
> * 802.11g
> * VPN pass through
> * Ability to separate/isolate the wired and wireless networks
> * Ability to set up a DMZ
> * Ability to configure pinholes between the various networks
> * Reasonable firewall configuration with minimal faff
> Most of these features come standard on the
> Belkin/Netgear/DLink/Linksys kit, but the details on isolating wired
> from wireless seems sketchy. Anyone have experience with these?

I have a Netgear DG834G and it ticks all the boxes except you can't
separate the two networks via the router - it routes automatically
between both interfaces AFAIK. Thus pinholes are out of the question too.

Apparently the Linksys ones can be flashed with Linux and thus you can
get it to do exactly what you want but it might not be a simple job
(never tried it).

Could you not use a wired ADSL router/modem and have an access point on
one of the ports? The access point could then act as gateway for the
wired subnet and handle the pinholes between the two subnets.

Ryan Cartwright
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