Re: single device to replace ADSL router, WiFi/Ethernet router, SIP router?
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 02:15:40PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to replace my current home network infrastructure
> with a single device running Debian. I currently have these devices:
> * Siemens SpeedStream 4200. This is an ADSL2+ modem running the
> supplied OS. It is running in bridge mode, DSL port plugged into
> the wall phone jack via the ADSL splitter and the Ethernet port
> is plugged into the Netgear WGR614L router/switch.
> * Netgear WGR614L. This is a router, Ethernet switch and WiFi AP,
> currently running an old patched up custom build of OpenWRT. Its
> WAN port connects to the SpeedStream and talks PPPoE to my ISP
> via the SpeedStream. The four Ethernet ports are a switch,
> plugged into a PC and the Minitar MVA11A.
> * Minitar MVA11A. This is a SIP router with FXO/FXS ports and an
> Ethernet port. FXO port plugs into the wall phone jack via the
> ADSL splitter, FXS into the cordless phone, Ethernet into the
> * old Panasonic cordless phone
> I'm looking for a single device (to reduce cabling) to replace this:
> * it needs to run Debian or have at least some potential to do
> that. I don't want to have to deal with any pre-installed OSes,
> custom old OpenWRT builds running Linux 2.4 or other stupidity.
> * it needs either FXO/FXS ports or some sort of cordless phone
> integrated with it.
> * it needs to have ADSL2+ support,
> * it needs WiFi, preferably something supported by ath5k/ath9k or
> * it needs 4 Ethernet ports, speed isn't too important
> * it needs to either support coreboot or not be x86 (ARM/MIPS/etc)
> * it needs to be unbrickable, via semi-read-only secondary
> bootloader or whatever.
> * internal SATA or eSATA would be nice so that it has useful
> amounts of storage and can be used as a NAS
> * a few USB ports would be nice
> * some hardware expandability would be nice, miniPCI or whatever
Honestly, that's not realistic. Too weird a combined featureset.
Especially the cordless phone bit.
A quick search found a Quick Eagle DL710 (never heard of them) which
has 3 100Mbit ethernet ports, SIP, ADSL2+, 2 FXS, 1 FXO. That isn't 4
ports though. Almost certainly can't run Debian either. Most APs are
way too low in specs to run a full OS.
http://www.aceex.com.tw/L3AWVR11.html is another (which has 4 ethernet
ports). Neither matches all your requirements, especially for the OS.
If you were willing to spend a lot of money on it, you could build a PC
that did all that. Sangoma makes FXS/FXO cards and ADSL2+ cards for PCs.