My old net work was running fine with Linksys wrt54g v1.1 (tomato). This has died and now I have a temporary dlink dir615. Network seems ok, but having problems with wireless connections to my second xbox which drops and can't connect frequently. Suspect wireless range as I upped it on the old linksys with no problems. Either that or there is too much interference on the channels.
To restore my old setup, I could buy the new wrt54gl and put Tomato again. Or I could buy the more renowned netgear wndr3700 and be done (hopefully).
However, I come from a solaris background and want to tinker with pfsense.
What would your suggestions be for a setup to get stable connections (wireless and wired) to a setup consisting of:
4x wireless (2 xboxes)
Using 10mb cable broadband.
I was looking at thin clients, alix boards etc. but don't have a clue what I should be getting.
I want good wireless range and preferable N for future.
Not looking to spend loads on this and need a small electrical footprint for 24/7 usage.
Thanks for advice.
Go with an Alix board, they're reliable, inexpensive and rock solid with pfSense.