[GLLUG] Best NIX-based router/software for a small business network

Travis Mooney ttmooney at ttmooney.com
Mon Jun 14 16:03:03 UTC 2021

There are off the shelf OpenWRT routers. I use:

  * Turris Omnia as edge routers: https://www.turris.com/en/omnia/overview/
  * GL iNet Convexa-B as access points

Both work well, and are native OpenWRT solutions. The Omnia is a bit
expensive, but you could just stick with GL iNet devices if cost is a

Kind regards,


On 14/06/2021 16:56, Peter Grant via GLLUG wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jun 2021 at 16:43, Martin A. Brooks via GLLUG
> <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk <mailto:gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk>> wrote:
>     On 2021-06-14 15:42, gvim via GLLUG wrote:
>     > With ransomeware becoming a threat to both small and large
>     businesses
>     > I'm inclined to advise small businesses to change their router as a
>     > first line of defence. What is currently the best NIX-based
>     > router/software? pfSense?
>     If I was installing such a thing at a customer site I would first
>     suggest a reasonable off the shelf product rather than a custom built
>     black box.
> I have run pfsense very happily at work (and home) for many years -
> it's nicely comprehensive and easy to use. Netgate (owners of pfsense)
> make some devices with pfsense preinstalled, which I can't speak from
> much experience with. Until we moved office and I got the budget to
> replace it, we have an old Pentium dual core Dell desktop running
> pfsense.
> Peter

Travis Mooney-Evans
travis at mooney-evans.com
Skype: ttmooney

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