Low end, cool CPE.

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Fri Nov 12 00:55:27 CST 2010


I have sort of recently gone from a little netscreen 5 to a mikrotik rb750g.
Happily running for about 4 months. Way more of a power user or net admin
than consumer oriented device. Fast though, loads faster than the netscreen
On Nov 11, 2010 6:41 PM, "Leo Bicknell" <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
>
> I've run into a number of low end CPE situations lately where I
> haven't found anything that does what I want, but I have to believe
> it is out there. I'm hoping NANOG can help.
>
> Basically think about a sophisticated home user, or a 1-5 person
> small office. Think DSL, Cable Modem, maybe Cell Card or ISDN as
> backups. Looking for an "appliance", very much fire and forget. I
> probably won't get all the features that I want, but in no particular
> order:
>
> - Able to load balance over 2 links (probably via NAT).
> - IPv6 support, native or tunnel to tunnelbroker.net type thing.
> - Able to deal with "backup" connectivity, eg. Cell Cards which you
> only want to use if the primary is down.
> - User friendly features, e.g. UPNP, NAT-PMP, etc.
> - Good manageability. ssh to a cli would be a huge bonus, at least
> the ability to backup a config.
> - Able to handle decent througput, probably 20Mbps/sec min, 50 would
> be nice.
> _ Nice firewall features.
> - IDS features are cool.
>
> WiFi is not strictly required, but would be cool. Things like "guest"
> WiFi would be an added bonus.
>
> Something a NANOGer might want at home would be a good baseline.
> I realize the exact product may differ depending on DSL/Cable/Cell/ISDN,
> that's ok, let's get some various good solutions going here.
>
> What is the state of the art, and who has it?
>
> --
> Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
> PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/



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