ip address on lan getting hijacked

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Mon Jun 2 13:06:30 BST 2008


Derek Broughton wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> 
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
> 
>>> Reconfigure?  Don't you have backups of the settings?  Get a Linux
>>> router,
>>> and treat it just like your PCs.  If mine fails, I'll just drop the
>>> config files from this one onto the next one.
>> This is one way to do it, I'm talking about dropping in a SOHO router to
> 
> So am I.  There are a few different Linux routers available.  I currently
> use the older Linksys WRT54Gs (before they lost their minds and went
> proprietary), but if you check the OpenWRT website, you'll see they support
> Netgear, D-Link and ASUS models, too.
>
>> The router I have now handles my wired network (it's a switch), my
>> wireless, a bank of DHCP serving, and routing, and cost in the
>> neighborhood of $50 or $60 bucks, and won't need a keyboard or mouse or
>> monitor if something goes snarfed.
> 
> My Linksys routers cost about the same, and are no more difficult to
> maintain - but they give me the added ability to get right into the
> software guts.

To do what?

I'll ask the same thing of you that I expect from vendors that like to 
keep calling me at work. What will OpenWRT do above and beyond the basic 
default system that makes it worth the extra effort of altering the 
firmware?






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