Low end, cool CPE.

Jason Bertoch jason at i6ix.com
Thu Nov 11 20:55:10 CST 2010

On 11/11/2010 8:41 PM, Leo Bicknell 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?

DD-WRT supported hardware may be a start...


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