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Re: [vox] Throttling router?
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Re: [vox] Throttling router?

For whatever reason, I think that either the SOHO router creators either
believe that Joe 6-pack doesn't need that sort of functionality, or they
would prefer to reserve these functions for premium equipment.
Not really wanting to continue pushing the whole linux thing if you really
don't want to do that, but you could get that Linksys wireless router that
runs linux (I think something like a WRT54G, but you should double check
the model number), and compile your own firmware which does what you want.
 I think I saw an article about someone doing just that. For Mark's
reasons, that would satisfy #s 1 and 2.  For #3, I haven't played around
with one yet , so I don't know, but maybe there's a way to figure out what
rules they use.  Of course, maybe you won't like their rules anyway.
(who's having caffeine and staying up to reset sleep cycle)

Slashdot story:
Bill Kendrick said:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:03:52PM -0800, Mark K. Kim wrote:
>> But thanks for pointing out iproute2.  I figured there's a Linux way
>> somewhere.  It's just not practical for my setup right now.  Thanks.
> Yeah.  I wish consumer routers-in-a-box could do this as well.
> SEEMS trivial enough of an idea, when it's explained to me.
> But, then I don't know much about networking. ;^)
> What I had been told is that if you give ACKs higher priority to go
> down the network, lag in interactive things like SSH will be a lot
> lower.

Mark Kim said:
> Umm... sorry. I'm looking for a hardware purchase suggestion.  As in a
> stand-alone router.  I'm currently using a broadband router, and something
> to replace or add onto that.  I don't wanna use a Linux box because (1)I
> don't have any spare computers and (2)routers take up less power than a PC
> and (3)I don't have to ask myself if I've set it up with proper security
> measures everytime I go to bed.  Thanks.

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