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Comment: Re:On the other hand, I want shaping that I contro (Score 2, Informative) 356

by user9918277462 (#18651247) Attached to: Cable Packet Shaping Causing Slowdowns
I was doing this for a while (actually it was an OpenBSD box because pf is much more sane to use compared to tc/iptables) but found a better way. Rather than having a general purpose machine running 24/7 sucking down electricity (and having a big ugly grey box sitting on my desk) I bought a Linksys WRT54GL router and installed the open source DD-WRT firmware on it. It does easy traffic shaping, port forwarding/NAT and firewalling including full layer 7 filtering.


It does everything my old dedicated router did with less power usage, much smaller form factor, no fan noise and it has a decent web admin interface out of the box. Essentially it's like buying a tiny dedicated Linux router box that actually designed to be a wired/wireless router.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

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