Yay! I'm finally getting broadband. So it's time for uNz to go shopping for an ADSL modem/router/firewall.
But I'm a total n00b when it comes to buying routers, so I'd like your advice.
I'm looking for ease of configuration, reliability and in particular, something that's easy to set up port forwarding-wise.
I don't want a wireless router. Just a common cat5 hook-up will do, but it must have at least 4 ports.
It'll be serving as a router at the occasional mini LAN party, and be an ADSL modem/router/firewall the rest of the time.
My supplier says he can get me one of these...
...and I won't have to spend more than $95 Aussie.
Or I can get one of these...
...for around $130 Aussie.
Feel free to make other suggestions though, if you know of something better for a comparable price.
I can always ask my stockist if he can do a me a deal if the model you propose is Telstra approved.
I plan to hit the shops in 36 hours from... now.