Home CPE choice

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 1 01:09:51 CDT 2010


Having significant experience with all three products, I will strongly suggest
going with the SRX-100 if at all possible.  It's real JunOS, even if it does take
a bit of bludgeoning to get it to stop impersonating a netscreen security model.

It's the same price the NS5GTs used to sell for ~$5-600 (512MB/1G) and has
a great deal more to offer (like fully functional routing protocols and JunOS
configuration environment).

Most of the NS5GTs I ever deployed in always-on environments didn't last
more than about 3-4 years.  The SSG-5s I've dealt with haven't started
dying yet, but, most of them are only about 2 years old.

Owen

On Mar 31, 2010, at 7:39 PM, jonesnco at gmail.com wrote:

> Netscreen 5GTs will also do IPv6 with some ScreenOS 5.4 code revs (5.4.0r10.0 for sure). Those pop up on Ebay for $60ish and make respectable home CPE devices. Not quite the horsepower of the SSG5 but they seem to hold up reasonably well.
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> Dan Jones
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>> Juniper's SSG5 and SRX100 are nice options for home. I've enjoyed an SSG5
>> for awhile now. SRX100 for junos. SSG5's pop up on ebay occasionally for a
>> few $100.
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>> -Iain
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>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:18 PM, Marty Anstey <marty.anstey at sunwave.net>wrote:
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>> > Hopefully this e-mail is considered operational content :)
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>> > The recent thread on the new linkys kit and ipv6 support got me
>> > thinking about CPE choice.
>> >
>> > What good off the shelf solutions are out there? Should one buy the
>> > high end d-link/linksys/netgear products? I've had bad experiences
>> > with those (netgear in particular).
>> >
>> > Should one get a "real" cisco router? The 877 or something? Maybe an
>> > ASA or the new small business targeted ISR (can't recall the model
>> > number off hand right now). There is mikrotik but I'm not so sure
>> > about the operating system.
>> >
>> > Is there a market for a new breed of CPE running OpenWRT or pfsense on
>> > hardware with enough CPU/RAM to not fall over?
>> >
>> > Granted that won't cost $79.00 at best buy. However it seems to me
>> > that decent CPE is going to run a couple hundred dollars in order to
>> > have sufficient ram/cpu.
>> >
>> > My current home router is a cisco 1841. I keep my 6mbps DSL line
>> > pretty much saturated all the time. Often times my wife will be
>> > watching Hulu in the living room, I'll be streaming music and running
>> > torrents (granted I have tuned my Azures client fairly well) all at
>> > the same time and it's a good experience. Running that kind of
>> > traffic load through my linksys would cause it to need a reboot once
>> > or more a day.
>> >
>> > What are folks here running in SOHO environments that doesn't require
>> > too frequent oil changes :)
>> >
>> >
>> I run FreeBSD on a PIII; I can easily saturate my 15mbit cable
>> connection without it breaking a sweat. I also have a couple Cisco
>> 2610's, one of which is my ipv6 tunnel endpoint.
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>> -M
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