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I told you it was awesome

Personally I don't like Untangle, but its better than 99% of SOHO routers out there.

Have fun with your awesome internet now I know I sure am.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I was getting 26Mbps download and 9Mbps upload.

However, this test is limited as it doesn't test number of possible connections.
That's mostly dependent on your Operating System settings.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
That's mostly dependent on your Operating System settings.
OS connection bottlenecking isn't an issue as much as the router choking. That depends on your router's processor, firmware, and memory. As you can see in the chart here: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/compo...189/chart,124/


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Originally Posted by Bviper View Post
I told you it was awesome

Personally I don't like Untangle, but its better than 99% of SOHO routers out there.

Have fun with your awesome internet now I know I sure am.
What do you recommend? ClarkConnect? The other ones like m0n0wall, smoothwall, ect are too light weight. There's too much free processing power.
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/15/08 at 2:05pm
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I might have to give this a try. I also have the dgl-4300, but I also have my old HTPC that would work for this. It is a P4 2.4ghz, 768mb ram and a 40 gig hard drive. It has 1 onboard ethernet adapter and I happen to have a spare one.

Duckio, you said to use wireless you can do this.
modem->Untange->switch->wireless router(of course cutting off DHCP) and other computers?

Seems like this could be another fun project and learning experience.
Edited by dhrandy - 12/15/08 at 7:41pm
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Thats pretty sweet DuckieHo,I was sub to your other thread on the subject waiting for the outcome,seems it was worth the effort.I think I'll have to give this a try.+1 for the info
 
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think i might be doing this pretty soon once i upgrade my connection , just need another hd
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so any nic will work? doesnt have to be gigabit?

edit: 777th post
post #28 of 262
Do you install XP and the install the router os?
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very awesome, i didn't quite understand what you needed the hdd for, but know i know! VERY neat indeed. i almost feel as if i contributed in a way.
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Originally Posted by dhrandy View Post
I might have to give this a try. I also have the dgl-4300, but I also have my old HTPC that would work for this. It is a P4 2.4ghz, 768mb ram and a 40 gig hard drive. It has 1 onboard ethernet adapter and I happen to have a spare one.

Duckio, you said to use wireless you can do this.
modem->Untange->switch->wireless router(of course cutting off DHCP) and other computers?

Seems like this could be another fun project and learning experience.
You don't even need a dedicate switch. Don't forget your DGL-4300 has a both switch and wireless adapter. Just connect your dedicated router to one of the 4 LAN ports. You'll have 3 LAN ports available and won't be using the WAN port.


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so any nic will work? doesnt have to be gigabit?

edit: 777th post
You have to check hardware compatibility but most major NICs (Intel, Realtek, Atheros) work. Gigabit is optional and really isn't needed since it is for the Internet.

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Do you install XP and the install the router os?
No. The disk has Knoppix Linux on it. Just use the disk and install OS+router app.

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Originally Posted by l4n b0y View Post
very awesome, i didn't quite understand what you needed the hdd for, but know i know! VERY neat indeed. i almost feel as if i contributed in a way.
The HD is to store the OS, router app, logs, and spam/virus/spyware definitions. Again, Untangle is a heavier router OS and takes about 2GB off the bat. The minimum requirement is 20GB. You can try m0n0wall or IPCop for smaller footprints that work on 1-2GB Compact Flash drives (I have one for sale). The only issue is that you must optimize the logging to be stored in RAM and written to flash less regularly since flash memory wears out. Supposedly, you can get around 5 yrs on a CF drive.
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