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Advantages of using a sm/md router @ home


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#1 drwmbt

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

Hey all,

I found a Cisco 2800 series router at a thrift store and i believe these are used for Small/Medium sized business networking. Possibly intra-office networking and maybe even WAN. Are there any advantages besides security to using one of these in a home network, and replacing a SOHO router with one?

 

Just curious because these things do look good and would actually look nice in a rack along with a home server but just curious if they are really even necessary considering how powerful and how adept modern SOHO routers/ wireless routers are now adays.

 

Just wanting some thoughts,

DRWMBT



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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:47 PM

they aren't plug and play. you have to set up everything. I dunno about more secure but they're more flexible and a lot more work. If you want to study Cisco networking tho then go for it.  


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