[Asterisk-Users] m0nowall and *

Michael Graves mgraves at mstvp.com
Tue Mar 30 08:47:57 MST 2004

Hello All,

I've finally become so frustrated with my current router that I'm
seeking alternatives. I presently use a Linksys BEFSR81 which was
chosen for its QoS capability. However, that device quite routinely
loses WAN<>LAN connectivity requiring a reboot. Sometimes it goes day
or weeks just fine, sometimes I have to reboot it 4 times a day.
Readingwwwbroadbandreports.com's VOIP forum I see that this is a known
problem with this device. Linksys will provide no assistance

Also at the broadband Reports VOIP forum I found a post from someone
who had started using the m0nowall firewall with his Vonage service.
m0nowall looks interesting as it boots from CD and stores its setup
files on floppy. I can even be run on a Soerkis Engineering embedded PC
booting from compact flash. It appears to provide "traffic shaping"
which I'm given to understand is like the Linksys QoS controls.

Does anyone here have experience with this or similar small Linux
firewall/router apps? Care to comment?

FWIW, my home office has three SNOM 200s, a Sipura-2000, Asterisk with
outbound calling via VoicePulse Connect, 4 incomming PSTNs. 



Michael Graves                           mgraves at pixelpower.com
Sr. Product Specialist                          www.pixelpower.com
Pixel Power Inc.                                 mgraves at mstvp.com

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