Sunday, October 16, 2005

my new internet device thingie

The WAG354G Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway
The WAG354G Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway

i got this baby off bin khaldon a couple of days ago and i'm in love! :D *ditches the crappy old OEM isp one away*

it's got wifi (family and their laptops, ugh! :P) in addition to the regular local network, a RICH with configuration options web interface, built in (real) firewall and the ability to expose *ALL* ports to a certain local ip address, so no more manual port adding every time i wanna try out a certain proggie with a specific open port need, plus only redirecting that specific port to a specific ip address on the whole network which sucks, still too bad i can only have it open up for just a single ip bas..

oh well.., it is a brand new model (i think) and i'll probably send them a suggestion email (HAH!, that'll be the day!) to beg them to expand the open port range thing for more than just one computer on the network on their potential upcoming update.

The DMZ hosting feature allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one PC. The Port Forwarding feature is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer so the Internet can see it.

Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and should have a new static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when using the DHCP function.

oh well.., i'm happy!, now i can (barely) surf little webs and listen to comedy stations on my pda without the slow bluetooth limitation!, YAY WIFI! :D


At 10/16/2005 08:41:00 AM , Blogger don_veto said...

Pretty cool box, they could have done it by MAC address rather than IP, then you can have your DHCP regardless and easily extend it to more IP devices.

At 10/16/2005 04:52:00 PM , Blogger Jacqui said...

I've got the Linksys ADSL Wireless G Router. It's great. However due to the huge house and the fact that my computer lab is in the basement the signal doesn't reach the 2nd floor LOL but it's great nonetheless :r


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