[Noisebridge-discuss] Looking for best home wifi router and open source firmware

Tony Arcieri tony.arcieri at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 22:12:52 UTC 2013

pfsense is a popular open source firewall distribution based on FreeBSD,
with a nice web UI that makes admining it easy:


If you're looking for a box to run it on, you might consider one based on
the ALIX boards. They're practically designed with pfsense in mind:


On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 9:32 PM, Lee Sonko <lee at lee.org> wrote:

> I run Tomato firmware on my WRT54GL router and I'm really happy with it.
> I'd like to find a router and firmware that will give me per-user bandwidth
> stats. I think that open-wrt and one of the bandwidth packages I can get
> with it is the right thing to get. But I can't figure out which router to
> get. I just want 4 ethernet ports and decent wifi at a decent price. This
> seems like it would be a well trodden path but I'm not finding "the answer"
> quickly. Some cite reliability problems with routers, I've seen a lot of
> oddly qualified recommendations. Does anyone have any solid suggestions
> from personal experience?
> And it seems odd that the WRT54GL still might be the best choice after
> being in production for some so many years.
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Tony Arcieri
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