2012-07-06 Cisco makes a very strong argument for b ... 6 years ago
Cisco makes a very strong argument for building and configuring your own home router : Cisco backpedals after uproar, drops cloud from default router setting - Ars technica. Lots of uproar about this issue, like Cisco locks users out of their routers, requires invasive cloud service - Neowin. Building and configuring your own home router gives a lot of control, lots of options to learn what you are doing and implementing new things without having to buy new hardware. In my opinion, some of the latest ADSL modem/routers give you less options because they all assume you want a home network with IPv4 NAT and no external facing services (or just with dirty tricks). I prefer to move the IPv4 endpoint to a linux server where I can offer the external services I want and monitor incoming traffic.