Software Alternatives & Reviews

5 Router OS Turns Old PC Into High Performance Router And Enterprise Network Switch

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. VyOS in an open source Linux-based operating system sold and distributed by Sentrium corporations. It is geared toward IT specialists and network administrators for the purpose of securing network and company data... read more.

    Ask HN: Where can I go to become a VPN configuration ninja? about about 1 month ago

    For BGP and ASNs you can lab up a full route table and play: http://networkingbodges.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-real-full-internet-table-in-lab.html?m=1 That article uses bird but I prefer VyOS in a VM: https://vyos.io/.
  2. pfSense is a free and open source firewall and router that also features unified threat management, load balancing, multi WAN, and more

    Is pfsense.org down, or is it just me? about about 1 month ago

    I am having trouble seeing available packages, updating pkg, or getting a response from pfsense.org. Is anyone else seeing this or am I going to spend the rest of my day chasing bugs?
  3. A very good alternative for Windows Server, for free

  4. The main product of MikroTik is a Linux-based operating system known as MikroTik RouterOS.

    New! MikroTik and ZeroTier Tutorial Video about about 1 month ago

    This new Team MikroTik video shows users like you how to quickly set up ZeroTier networking in a MikroTik router environment. An ARM/ARM64 MikroTik router is required for this tutorial.
  5. Zeroshell is a Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices aimed at providing the main...