Home CPE choice

jonesnco at gmail.com jonesnco at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 21:39:31 CDT 2010


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.

Dan Jones

> 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.

> -Iain

> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:18 PM, Marty Anstey  
> <marty.anstey at sunwave.net>wrote:


> >
> > Hopefully this e-mail is considered operational content :)
> >
> >
> > 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.

> -M







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