[Shorewall-users] OFFTOPIC: ADSL Modem/Router Recommendations for shorewall box

Simon Matter simon.matter@ch.sauter-bc.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 09:04:24 +0200


Andy schrieb:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
>   Slightly OT, but I have posted elsewhere for some ideas with not much of a
> response, but as always, I guess you lot have the answer!
> 
>   I am finding now, with the arrival of my /29 IP block, that when I have 3
> machines or so downloading etc, the net slows to a DEAD slow..e.g. ping is
> 600+...stop a machine downloading, and im back to the 40-100ms range - seems
> fine with the shorewall box + 2 other pcs on the net.. I think its because I
> use a usb alcatel green icky thing, into my linux box running shorewall -
> usb takes a lot of software decoding I believe (I may be wrong). So, I was

Can't you get the same "modem" with ethernet interface? I think that
would help  if it's really a problem with USB.

Simon

> wondering what you  use as your modem/routers. I dont want to get a router
> that will gobble my .254 router address, as I'm quite happy with my
> shorewall machine being the router.
> 
> Any ideas / recommendations ??
> 
> Thanks for your advice, and sorry for the OT posting, but you lot always
> know the answer!
> 
> Thanks
> 
> andy
> 
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