[Herts] Need a new router

Kevin Parkes keb.parkes at btinternet.com
Mon Oct 15 20:04:50 BST 2007

The "basic firewall options" maybe something to check more closely. With my
Linksys ADSL router the SPI firewall is pretty much unconfigurable and
appears to have a firmware bug which results in it blocking outgoing VPN
connections. I've heard of this problem with older versions of other makes
of ADSL router too. If what you require is fairly standard home-type usage
it may not be an issue though.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: herts-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk
> [mailto:herts-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk]On Behalf Of Steve Clark
> Sent: 15 October 2007 11:55
> To: Herts LUG
> Subject: [Herts] Need a new router
> I've had a cheap ZyXEL wired router for a few years now, but it seems to
> be playing up in that I don't always get connected. For now I've
> bypassed it to keep working, but I'm looking at getting a new one.
> I've seen a couple on Ebuyer that look promising. There's a D Link
> DIR-100 or a Linksys BEFSR41, both at around £26. Any comments?
> All I need from it are 4 ports and some basic firewall options.
> One thing that annoys me with a lot of devices like this is that they
> use inefficient wall-warts that generate more heat than power. Do any
> manufacturers do better in that area?
> Since the last meeting I've installed MythTV on my PC. I just have a
> basic set-up for now that allows me to record/play back TV or watch it
> live via my Freeview card.
> Did anyone look at the Wordpress LUG site I did?
> http://steevc.dev.preshweb.co.uk/
> --
> Steve
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