[nflug] Router Recommendations

Erek Dyskant erek at blumenthals.com
Wed Nov 28 14:41:44 EST 2007

> Data from the T is already taken care of via an AdTran Total Access 
> 608 (which I don't have admin access to).  Right now, that feed is 
> going into our little SOHO router.  I need the dual wan's because 
> we're going to be adding a cable backup to our T-1 access.
Personally, I'd use a Sonicwall TZ-190, as it has the features you asked 
for and has a good user interface (a lot like the linksys style of 
interface, just with many more options).

Otherwise, Vyatta, IPCop, smoothwall (really a rebranded/extended IPCop) 
and Cisco are all reasonable options.  If you end up going with Cisco 
and you're not comfortable with IOS, you'll probably save a lot of 
headache if you just budget in to hire a Cisco expert for a day or half 
day to get everything going and train people on the basics.

A few people brought up incoming failover.  I'm assuming that you're 
only interested in outgoing failover, as incoming is a whole other 
ballgame and requires cooperation from your upstreams (Which I don't 
know of any cable providers that will support BGP).


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