Router Reccomendations

Morning,

Need reccomendations on a cost effective solution for a DSL Router with firewall and two WAN ports for load balancing and internal routing....Trying to avoid the whole modem bridging scenario.....

Thanks
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Jay_Jay70Asked:
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
You need to get a Dual WAN router.  I have seen these offered by Linksys, DLink and many other makers.

You can look at the Linksys RV042.  Let me know if you need more recommendations but some requirements will help.

bol
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
A model in the Dlink line that will work is DI-LB604.  I usually like Linksys more and prefer their products but this is another option.

bol
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
>>"DSL Router with firewall and two WAN ports "
I am not so sure they exist as they would have 2 phone or cable WAN connections rather than 2 WAN ports. Only one I might have have seen was >$5000 and had removable configurable cards, and I suspect that was dual T1 connections.
Lots available such as the RV042, D-Link's ans Netgear, but they do not offer DSL/Modem capability.
Curious to see what you are able to "flush out".
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Jay_Jay70Author Commented:
Thanks lads,

The Router as per a good mate was the linksys RV042 - i was hoping to get away from the whole bridged modem solution, but that doesnt seem to be a reality with the amount of money i am looking at spending....

Ill leave this open for a few hours just in case there is something i havent heard of and then close it out

Cheers lads
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cfourkaysCommented:
I have cable BB and use a DSL as a cheap backup. (BellSouth/ATT/FCC Term Agreement-$10 a month)
Since I also use wireless, the available routers were limited.
When I was testing, however, I found the D-Link DI LB604 worked the best, easy setup, economical but no wireless.
Pete

(Dropped the dual WAN idea, I just change cables when Comcast fails.)
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technicalcareCommented:
I would suggest a Sonicwall. The TZ-series would probably work for you.  They feature firewall, VPN and filtering capabilities in an easy to configure package.
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Jay_Jay70Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay on closing....been flat out...Thanks to all for suggestions....ill have a look and see which will work the best

James
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks James. Good luck with that work load! It's good for ya! <G>
Cheers !
--Rob
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Jay_Jay70Author Commented:
lol not as good as it not being there :) exchange 2007 anyone    ahhhh!
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

bol
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