I purchased a new wireless router for the house — mainly to be able to install DD-WRT on it, a custom firmware. It works a treat, sitting behind my original modem-router.

I bought a Linksys E1200 v2 for just over £20 – and DD-WRT is free. Brill.

The main benefits for me are:

  • internal DNS – i.e. I can now use “nas” from any device in the house and it resolves to my internal network storage;
  • customisable firewall and logging – I am sending firewall logs directly to an syslog server running on my internal network;

There are a million other things you can do with this system. So far so good.