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Re: inexpensive but reliable Internet router - does it exist?
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Subject: Re: inexpensive but reliable Internet router - does it exist?
From: Mark Croom <markc@newmail.kinshipradio.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:51:03 -0600
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Sherrod,

It may have been your recommendation that led me to use Imagestream Transport routers for some T1 P2P WAN links for my previous employer. Somebody on a listserv led me to try them as they had the features of the competing Cisco routers but were not as pricey.

Great routers, but not simple to configure by any means. They truly don't need regular restarts like some cheap routers but they are not trivial to configure, and while I'm not a hardcore networking guy I can usually pick up what I need to get the basics done. That thing was complicated to get working and I tried multiple times and I am not sure I ever got the QoS working like I envisioned it. Nevertheless they were good boxes so I would say they are a solid recommendation for somebody looking for a full-featured router but be ready for some pain if you don't have somebody handy to consult with who really knows their way around the configuration process.

Mark
MN



On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Sherrod Munday <smunday@ieee.org> wrote:
On Mar 10, 2017, at 15:28, Pat Wahl <pwahl@wwib.com> wrote:
> I'm afraid I was not very clear. No need for Wi-Fi at all for this router. I just need a reliable connection to our IP to connect Tieline/Comrex codecs for remote broadcasts. Something that doesn't seem to "hang" randomly according to Murphy's law.

At my work we have some ~5-year old but low-use Imagestream Transport routers (about 1 RU high; ~1/2 rack width) that are powered by an Intel Atom processor.  They have one onboard Gigabit port and 4 more on an included add-in card.  No wireless; just routing.

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