What would be your best Linksys Router?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AmyGrrl, May 9, 2006.

  1. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl Network Guru Member

    I was thinking about what features I would like on a router. Here is what I would want.....

    10/100/1000 8-Port Switch
    802.11n Wireless (When finalized)
    3-4 USB 2.0 Ports (Any of which can be used for Printers, USB Hard Drive, and USB Thumb Drive)
    Maybe have one USB Port on the front for an easy access USB Thumb Drive Use and the 3 on the back that I would use with 1 printer and 2 USB Hard Drives.
    Whould be great if it had a crazy about of flash space for upgrades. (32MB)
    Losts of memory (128-256MB Ram)
    A 1 Ghz CPU to power this beast.
    Have it all run on linux and be open source so we can use 3rd party firmwares.

    I admit I don't know much about routers and perhaps you don't need that much RAM or CPU speed, but I think you could do alot more stuff with the router if had more RAM and CPU speed.

    I was curious as to what everyone else would like to see in a router... would add more features or would you prefer to see some taken away...
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Well at that point just use an old PC for the job.

    There are plenty of Linux distros for firewalls, IPCop, m0n0wall etc. they work very well and an old PC is going to probably be cheaper than a new router with that many features.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    A m0n0walled pc with a wrt300n perhaps?
  4. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    all that features and a $50 router becomes a $500+ router.
  5. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    I think that is overkill since wireless isnt about speed, its about freedom, yeah freedom. Add all that stuff and you will do nothing but configure it. Besides Why have a 1GHZ cpu when everyone can find a pIII 500 lying around that will be cheaper and consume less power while doing the same job?
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