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Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

(OP)
Hi,

I'm looking for a router with two 100mbs interfaces for my home network, i.e. a low-cost one!

Architecture is something like this:


      10mbs       100mbs       100mbs       100mbs
Cable --- Exterior --- External --- Interior --- Internal
Modem     Router        Switch        Router      Switch
                          |                         |
                       Bastion                   Internal
                        Host                 Clients/Servers
                       
Does anyone know of such a beast?

Thanks,

R.
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RE: Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

Have you thought about a PC based one?

Try a search on "Freesco"

Bob

RE: Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

(OP)
Bob,

I haven't ruled it out completely, but I'm trying to get rid of computers not install more!!

Having said that, I've got an old 486 with a couple of NICS that I previously used with a DOS-based product called IPRoute that I could either re-use or use with some sort of LRP (Linux Router Project).

I've not seen FreeSCO before and am investigating further.

Cheers,

R.

RE: Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

I use a Linksys router. It has wireless built-in and a 4-port switch. It's also about the cheapest you can get.

RE: Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

(OP)
dearingkr,

Can you turn off NAT on your Linksys?

R.

RE: Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

There is nothing that says it specifically turns off NAT, but it does have 2 'modes', gateway mode and router mode. I believe this does what you want it to.

I am confused as to why NAT is an issue. The purpose of your interior router appears to be to separate your internal network from the external network (DMZ, I assume).

If so, why would you want to turn off NAT?

RE: Looking for router with two 100mbs interfaces

(OP)
dearingkr,

I already have NAT on the exterior router; I am trying to avoid double-natting traffic from the interior network as this can cause problems for some applications.

What is the model of your Linksys?

R.

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