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RE: cpu needed to NAT 45mbs

  • From: Church, Charles
  • Date: Sat Nov 10 02:39:01 2007

The important thing to remember is that when you exceed 20 to 30
wireless users in a small area, your now dealing with an 'Enterprise'
deployment.  Lots of whitepapers exist on this subject.  Design your
layer 2 stuff correctly, and use L3 gear that is up to the task.  If
you're trying to use Linksys wireless routers to handle 400 users, you
may as well try to invade a foreign country with lawn darts and a squirt


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
Suresh Ramasubramanian
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 1:03 AM
To: Lamar Owen
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Re: cpu needed to NAT 45mbs

On Nov 10, 2007 2:43 AM, Lamar Owen <[email protected]> wrote:
> I'm able to get 45Mb/s through a P3-800 with a four-port NIC running
NAT and
> simple content filtering with SmoothWall Advanced Firewall 2 easily.
Have a
> box doing that right now.

Speaking of all that, does someone have a "conference wireless'  bcp
handy?  The sort that starts off with "dont deploy $50 unbranded
taiwanese / linksys etc routers that fall over and die at more than 5
associations, place them so you dont get RF interference all over the
place etc" before going on to more faqs like what to do so worms dont
run riot?

Comes in handy for that, as well as for public wifi access points.