[Herts] Need a new router

Steve Clark steve at bagofspoons.net
Mon Oct 15 21:30:47 BST 2007

On Monday 15 October 2007 19:49:58 Kevin Parkes wrote:
> 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.

That's a point. I need VPN stuff to work for connecting to the office, but I 
don't need the router to make the connection for me.


> > -----Original Message-----
> > [mailto:herts-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk]On Behalf Of Steve Clark

> > 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?

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