broadband router recomendations

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My  Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL which is running  tomato 1.07 is eating half my broadband.
I'm only getting 20 to 30 MBs thru it. Fifty straight from the wall.
Sugestions on upgrade path?

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ My newer Asus RT-16 rocks..

=============================================================== From: Dan Eveland ------------------------------------------------------ Chattanooga and it's fibre should be a great testing ground for routers. If it can handle 50 or 100 megabit fibre, it can do whatever cable or DSL can dish out.

=============================================================== From: John Alcock ------------------------------------------------------ We have been testing the EdgeRouter Lite from Ubiquiti. No wireless, no junk, just routing. Works well. John

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ My WRT54G II is flaking out on me. Any suggestions for a replacement? Jonathan Calloway Sent from my iPad unk, just routing. Works well.=20 f it can handle 50 or 100 megabit fibre, it can do whatever cable or DSL can= dish out. y broadband.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Pretty much any P4 class PC w/ 512MB of RAM running pfsense will out-perform anything you find at BB or WM. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRkpmpAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdmnUH/0PnwFbEnG+H/SP+FxpgFY9U jnigdSFIgycJJHU2Jf/1XRmvEHTTvqnCA1ih4FZkNsXUSE46y5zJvSW3vTeyTfIC 8J4jjaOWPg38FXYvjpCccpMHw11o4ulbTO46GX9x63yBp2qzNd20TF8esuSxbVGO ZVxx5A7prOP2/L18xkNnWGlHMiasGFWIAEq16V74NuLx5aWDf8NGbaoPp7oSVpwc Xu/smJAqPS4RCGxuL/vW8T+8kGkNEB3U808zcwUJ0qvJ28xA4Q1tx5vXb7YnHN+N mBfvtW0p2ZOIdc3AkQTM2nXHHDsT5qgzPBspfmI4VmBFl1eLEDPV6NFldBeLrZk= =2NqK -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ +1. pfsense runs great as a vm too.

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I prefer pfSense or m0n0wall, but if you absolutely have to use a consumer-grade router, use one that supports DD-WRT, I'm sure you probably do that anyway! :)

=============================================================== From: JonathanCalloway ------------------------------------------------------ What do you do for an AP and a switch? ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:53:54 AM Subject: Re: [Chugalug] broadband router recomendations I prefer pfSense or m0n0wall, but if you absolutely have to use a consumer-= grade router, use one that supports DD-WRT, I'm sure you probably do that a= nyway! :) +1. pfsense runs great as a vm too. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 My WRT54G II is flaking out on me. Any suggestions for a replacement? Pretty much any P4 class PC w/ 512MB of RAM running pfsense will out-perform anything you find at BB or WM. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRkpmpAAoJEMP+ wtEOVbcdmnUH/0PnwFbEnG+H/SP+ FxpgFY9U jnigdSFIgycJJHU2Jf/ 1XRmvEHTTvqnCA1ih4FZkNsXUSE46y 5zJvSW3vTeyTfIC 8J4jjaOWPg38FXYvjpCccpMHw11o4u lbTO46GX9x63yBp2qzNd20TF8esuSx bVGO ZVxx5A7prOP2/ L18xkNnWGlHMiasGFWIAEq16V74NuL x5aWDf8NGbaoPp7oSVpwc Xu/smJAqPS4RCGxuL/vW8T+ 8kGkNEB3U808zcwUJ0qvJ28xA4Q1tx 5vXb7YnHN+N mBfvtW0p2ZOIdc3AkQTM2nXHHDsT5q gzPBspfmI4VmBFl1eLEDPV6NFldBeL rZk=3D =3D2NqK -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ esxi host should have at least 2 nics -- vnic0/vswitch0 wan, vnic1/vswitch1 management/vm network. stand up pfsense vm with two nics, one for each vswitch. plug your physical switch into vnic1 and finally plug from one of the lan ports of your old wrt54g to the physical switch. after enabling bridge mode in wrt/tomato your wireless clients should see everything you've got in the management/vm network. to utilize/isolate vlans your physical switch would need to support 802.1q. if you don't need vlans any 'ol switch will do.