[GRLUG] top-end wireless routers
mikemol at gmail.com
Thu May 26 17:22:45 EDT 2011
I'm using a couple ASUS WL-330gEs, and I *love* them. However, I'm
just using them as bridges, plugged into a Linux router. Want to know
who's hogging all the bandwidth? Log into the Linux box, run 'iftop -i
eth1' or some such. You might also run 'ntop' on it, if you want
I've had up to a dozen or so active clients, but never tried the 20-50
you're talking about. I imagine that operating them in wireless bridge
mode would leave the load considerations for your dedicated router,
which sounds like something you need to start doing anyway...
However, they only go up to 802.11g, so if 802.11n is a necessity, it
won't get there for you. ASUS's other products are significantly
lacking in the firmware department, and I don't know if it's
worthwhile for you, in a production environment, to poke around with
loading custom firmwares on them.
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 5:02 PM, Dave Brondsema <dave at brondsema.net> wrote:
> I'm looking for a good wireless router that is better than
> consumer-grade. Here at The Factory (downtown coworking location) the
> wifi routers we've tried haven't been able to hold up under load. I'd
> like to find something that can handle 20-50 clients well. And of
> course each client could have quite a few open connections, some may
> stream video, skype, etc.
> As a bonus, I'd like a good management interface so if there is someone
> seriously hogging all the bandwidth, it's easy to identify that directly.
> What do you folks recommend?
> Dave Brondsema : dave at brondsema.net
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