Which Router + firewall to get?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nick M, Sep 21, 2002.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    Hey! I'm thinking of going out and getting a cable router over the weekend, although, I don't quite know which one to take. I don't want wireless though, too much $$$. I had a DLInK router before, and it sucked, wouldn't fuction properly, etc, many weird problems. So basically, I want to go out and get a router, and some software firewall. Does anyone know any good suggestions for both?
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

    Messages:
    3,858
    Location:
    Ice Crown Citadel
    Linksys BEFSR41 been using one for 2 years I love it.
     
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    Messages:
    1,207
    Location:
    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Linksys BEFSR41

    JJB
     
  4. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    2,273
    Location:
    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    I'm using the same one. Very good product I think
     
  5. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

    Messages:
    1,124
    Location:
    Miami, Fl
    Linksys rocks, can't go wrong and their support is good
     
  6. bluntman

    bluntman Guest

    I'm going to go against the grain here and suggest the SMC 7004ABR router. Here's a review of the router at Practically Networked. I have nothing against Linksys, I used to own a BEFSR-11 before buying the SMC, the Linksys tech support was great (they called ME back within a few minutes of leaving a message, and live in Canada!), I just liked the added feature of the print server on the SMC and the fact that it was "Practically Recommended" by the website above.
     
  7. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    Use Linksys, its great!
     
  8. MiseryQv2.1

    MiseryQv2.1 Guest

    Am I the only one that like's a seperate computer and a hub to do this?!?
     
  9. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    Messages:
    1,207
    Location:
    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    I actually have a Linksys BEFSR11 one port router, plus a seperate hub and a switch. I would like to replace the BEFSR11 with a Petnium level PC running Wolverine Embedded Linux later on.

    JJB