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Check out this deal: http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...9-shipped.html

I just finish building a custom router running Untangle: www.untangle.com This Open Source router package is one of the heavier ones since it has a LOT of addons for firewall and packet scanning. It is running on a Celeron M 410 (1.4GHz Core), 1GB RAM, 40GB HD, and 2 Gb NICs.

This is an upgrade from a relatively fast router DGL-4300. From experience, this gaming router had outperformed my WRT54GS with DD-WRT.


Let me tell you..... customer routers are AWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I haven't done much testing just yet but browsing is diffently improved. I can open like 20 content-rich links at once and they all finish in less than 5s. The old setup would have taken 10-20s. I'll try to post pics and some benchies tomorrow.
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/23/08 at 12:26pm
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hella sick!
i've been wanting to do something like this
maybe with an atom- based board
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too bad cant do it with wireless xD
 
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Originally Posted by iandroo888 View Post
too bad cant do it with wireless xD
Use any residential gateway and disable DHCP. Plug your custom router into it via LAN port. Your old 'router' is now a switch + wireless access point.

The performance increase is DEFINITELY noticeable.
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hmm... wish i had a way to increase range.. xD

atom comp would be nice. small size.
Edited by iandroo888 - 12/15/08 at 12:17am
 
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Is your "performance increase" substantiated with any data?
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Quote:
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Is your "performance increase" substantiated with any data?
do you have any suggestion for testing? Most downloads are server-side limited.

I can subjectively tell that pages are loading faster. I haven't set up port fowarding yet for torrents. I'm still installing addons.
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Yeah man, I'm going to upgrade my m0n0wall box to pfsense. I don't need too many extra features (ids, virus scanning, ect) but I really do need time based firewall rules! Performance is much better though with a PC router, my server can have any number of connections open and it won't slow down.
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Ok, I am a tad confused about what you mean about wireless.

Reading their website, it looks like you would set it up like this:

Modem->Router->Untangle Computer->Switch-> then any other computers that you want connected to the internet. Is this correct DuckieHo? And if so, would the benefits still be worth it? I have a computer lying around, so its not like it would cost anything.

EDIT: Ok I got it now, it actually would be Modem->Untange->then router as a wireless access point+switch I think I got it now.
Edited by trapperkeeper - 12/15/08 at 12:39am
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LOL Sonic Wall. When I run windows I ban about 2.5 million ip's and sonic wall is always trying to find some way to route to me. I can almost here them crying.
He's not lookin at our ads. Waahhh.
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