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My ISP is upgrading my connection to gigabit on Friday and I suspect my
current router may struggle with it.
My existing router runs OpenWRT but I've found the firewall and IPsec
setup is a little bit constrained in that environment and it is tempting
to move to a router running a full OS.
I've seen a lot of discussions about making DIY routers running a free
OS like Debian, FreeBSD or OpenBSD and I was tempted to go with
something like that running Shorewall, strongSwan, DHCP and DNS. Maybe
it will also do wifi or maybe the existing router will be a bridge to wifi.
Can anybody share any comments or links about this topic?
- quiet (fanless), low-power and low cost hardware suitable for Gigabit
routing and maybe use as a NAS too. It would also be useful to have
fibre support in the router and avoid using a media convertor.
- are there any live builds or other out-of-the-box solutions that
address this use case particularly well?
- any blogs or other articles that provide a good example of how other
people already did this?
One particular concern for me is minimizing the number of components.
I've got a media convertor and fibre transceiver already, but that has
its own plug-pack PSU and those are all extra things that can fail at
some random moment in the future. Having a self-contained solution
without a bunch of plug-pack PSUs would hopefully be easier to support
and make less clutter.