Most of the manufacturers now make and ship a combo WiFi box aimed at the home networking and broadband market. These typically have a WiFi Access point, 4 10/100 Ethernet ports, and a NAT firewall gateway. Some of them also have an ADSL modem or a Cable modem built in as well.

If anyone has got one of these, could they please get in touch and let me know their experiences. Or alternatively post an article here about how they go on? I'm particularly interested in any problems or issues with the firewall and how well it works in practice.

For instance, I've heard one story that the firewall didn't support UPnP and so couldn't cope with Microsoft voice and video from MSN Messenger and Netmeeting. [from: JB Wifi]

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[ 25-Nov-02 2:46pm ]