Looking for a specific router recommendation

By dave.berk
Dec 15, 2008
  1. Hi everybody.

    Actually I'm not sure if I'm at the right place to ask. If not, feel free to delete my message.

    I'm looking to buy a router for work. I can't afford cisco or anything at that price range, but my needs are much more modest: I need a router that will enable me to:
    1. block all but a few computers (based on mac address, or IP) from the internet, but still let them use email (ports: 25, 110, 53) and maybe messenger.
    2. for a few specific computers, enable full range of internet access.

    do you know of some brand or model that answer these requirements?

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    How many wired connections will there be? Do you need wireless access as well?
  3. dave.berk

    dave.berk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    About twenty. All wired. Forgot to add, the router will be connected to a switch (already installed). Till now we had a cheap router that did the job, but people would hog the network with flash games, facebook, the usuall. And at night leave utorrent on... (we're on a fixed bandwidth).
  4. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

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