The Routerbox 750 has arrived, and is now configured. The packets that comprise this post are flowing through it now
It’s different enough from anything I’ve seen before that the specifics of it threw me for a bit, but it’s all configured and works. And it’s way faster than the old firebrick was – I’m seeing webpages load a lot faster than they did before, it’s actually a very noticeable speedup.
The only thing I need to say to anyone getting one is that the default gateway is a pig to make work – it’s not just good enough to put in the IP address, you have to also populate the interface too. But that done, it’ll work like a champ.
I’m a happy camper
I’m in the market for a new router at the end of the month, I think; the one I’ve got is yonks old and it’s routing speed isn’t brilliant. Superb web configuration, dead easy to use, but it’s throughput is limited to 10Mbit/S. This was plenty fast enough in the days of ADSL, when 8Mbit/S was all we could get into the home, but these days it’s a little bit slow, what with line speeds being up to 21Mbit/S (on BT’s ADSL anyway).
I think I’ve narrowed the choice down to one of these routers from mikrotik.com; there’s a couple of resellers in the UK. Couple that board with one of their wifi adapters and it’s a neat little 197Mbit/S router – should be futureproof unless I get fiber to the home at some point
Ok, it’s a bit DIY, but I don’t have a problem with that. I quite fancy a nice handmade teak box for the thing…
UPDATE: One of the UK distributors is selling the RB750 for £39 including a box, the OS, PSU, P&P and VAT. For that price, I’ve bought one. It’s slower than the 433AH (above) but it’s still in the same ballpark. Good enough for what I want, and cheaper if I don’t like it, and end up getting rid…
Most of you aren’t going to care about this post, you can safely ignore it, but I need a semi-permanent place to store such vital information so that I’ve got it available in future. Sorry people
In the 64 bit kernel debugging session, issue the command:
Then, to switch between the 32 bit and 64 bit contexts, issue: