Great Linux-Based Routers For Home Office or Enterprise

This LinuxPlanet report details eight of the most popular open source or Linux-based router projects.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted May 4, 2010
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From Cisco replacements in the enterprise to firmware replacements for open Wi-Fi routers, this LinuxPlanet report offers details on the most popular open source or Linux-based router projects.


"Untangle can help protect, control, and monitor the online activities of small businesses, schools, and homes. It can be installed and run on a dedicated PC or ran inside Windows. Its core features are open source and licensed under the GNU Public License v2 (GPLv2).

"Though it can optionally replace the router of a network, it concentrates more on managing the Internet experience rather than provide network functionality like most of the other projects we're discussing. Whether in router or standalone mode, it provides network-wide protection from a single centralized location--you don't have to install firewalls and anti-virus software on each computer, for example.

"Features offered for free include firewall, web filtering, SPAM blocker, virus and spyware protection, captive portal, AD blocking, protocol controls, and a VPN server. Their premium services offer enhancements and additional features."

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