Marty O'Brien on 6 Jan 2008 11:09:02 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Sharing an Internet Connection

I would start here:

I have 4 routers performing various tasks, all running this firmware and it is great. I'm pretty sure that there are ways to do everything you need, plus the QoS on it is second to none. It uses L7 filters so you can use the full bandwidth for, say, buttorrent, but when an http request, for instance, comes through it feels like it is getting the full thing.

This firmware works on all broadcom based chipset routers. I use all wrt54g and wrt54gl's.

You might also want to look in to openwrt but it doesn't have a gui, only ssh/CLI, if you are that kind of guy.

Also, this is a linux firmware and you can ssh in to the router and do a lot more than just with the web gui.

Hope this helps,

--Marty O'Brien

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From: holdenergy <>

Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 10:45:58
Subject: [PLUG] Sharing an Internet Connection

Hi - What might be the quickest/cheapest/easiest way to securely share an internet connection.

Let me explain. In a shared community with only one DSL connection, multiple different entities connected through one DSL connection but requiring that records be kept for each port, so that in the extreme case of a visit from FBI/RIAA etc only that port is an issue. Ideally getting 2 IPs from the DSL provider would be perfect but that adds $$ if they'd even do it. 

Furthermore, we don't want one entity soaking up all available bandwidth, so what would be the device to throttle each port to a certain percentage of available, and we actually want to maintain a certain port dedicated for VOIP to ensure quality of service even if the DSL is otherwise at capacity. 

I have not seen these features in consumer grade routers and I am not sure how far we have to step up to get it, or is there a Linux solution for which I'd be happy to re-purpose an old PC or laptop.

Thanks for any help, 

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