[lug] Home wireless router recommendations

Simos blug at chinesetearoom.com
Mon Sep 7 12:22:12 MDT 2015

Hello all,

I'm looking for recommendations for a wireless router for my home. I bought a
Linksys WRT54GL a couple of years ago with the intention of installing one of
the many Linux-based firmware flavors available but never got around to it.

My requirements are pretty basic:

- A decent configurable firewall with remote logging capabilities. For example,
I should be able to block my kids from watching YouTube in the middle of the
night from their tablets.

- It should be secure, with some sort of notification or site to check when new
firmware releases or security updates come out. The main thing that turned me
off of DD-WRT, Tomato, etc. is that you have to constantly go hunting on forums
to find the right release for your router, new security updates, and so on.

- It can run either "commercial" or free firmware - I have no preference as long
as it's stable. I have decades of Linux/Unix experience, so complexity is not an
issue. I don't have any huge wireless performance requirements either.

- Hopefully it should cost less than $100, but that's the least of my concerns.

Any recommendations would be appreciated - thanks in advance!



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