I am new here. I tried to follow rules as described, so I read first
some of messages, but decided to post few questions here. First - I am
not much fluent with linux, bsd or the like, so sorry for eventually
asking some stupid questions.
Well, what I am loooking for. I have DSL connection here (via Asus
...6310 EV - http://www.joyce.cz/clanek.php?idclanek=128&typclanku=kat).
Together with few friends we think of setting-up small wi-fi network,
connected to internet via my DSL conntection. But I know I want to use
some kind of traffic shaping, or whole thing will get screwed sooner
--- shaping ---------
1) Now I was suggested several options - m0n0wall, SmoothWall (I don't
eventually hesitate to pay, if the product is much better -
http://www.smoothwall.net/products/smoothtraffic/). Could anyone tell
me, if m0n0wall traffic shaper is powerfull enough for daily situations?
2) What does "magic shaper" add? (I noticed it in latest betas)
3) Any statistics, ability to set e.g. daily limits etc.?
4) maybe some folks could look into czech Prometheus QoS
(http://www.arachne.cz/?page=soft) - Folks overthere state that their
solution works nicely for czfree.net - large initiative of multiple
wi-fi networks connected
--- problem with USB keyboard ----
Dunno if doing something wrong, but I burned iso of latest beta and
after booting, I can see my usb keyboard of my pc was detected, but it
does not work. I cant work in menus, so I turned my old PS/2 keyboard
and everything seems to be OK. Is that a bug or USB keyboard is not
supposed to work?
---- overall set-up simplification --------
Well, so I have that ASUS DSL router, which blocks itself from time to
time. Even Czech Telecom support told me to buy more profi router - they
are so much screwing here in CZ that it is unbelievable. Then we will
have some AP (eventually with router too). But none of those two provide
us with traffic shaping, right? So I will eventually build m0n0wall
router. Well - too much router in set-up, isnt it? Now - I am no network
guru, so I might ask stupid questions, but is there any possibility of
how to anyhow simplify the set-up?
I would e.g. like to drop my ADSL router/modem, can m0n0wall router take
its place? Well, but my ASUS WAN page contains info like:
Encapsulation: PPPoA VC-Mux
QoS Type: UBR
The problem is, that from splitter, there leads RJ 9(?) (typical tel.
line) into ASUS, where should I connect it into my PC? Should I buy any
DSL card, or? (I will use my favourite EPIA mini-itx box for router).
Any suggestions here? Maybe I will have to let my ASUS DSL modem in the
Thanks a lot,