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I need an ADSL Modem + Router with the following capabilities:

  1. IP based network filter for external networks.

  2. IP based network filter for internal networks.

  3. Monitor network traffic.

  4. Compatible with WireShark.

I am a programmer and don't have network skills. Please suggest a product that has all the above mentioned features.

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There isn't a 'right' stackexchange site for shopping questions since such questions are ephemeral in nature. Considering your featureset though, i'd suggest running the modem and router seperately as the features you want are not consumer level features and most ADSL modem/routers lack those. –  Journeyman Geek Oct 27 '11 at 8:17

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For those features, you'll need a professional router, such as a full-fledged Cisco router, or a Linux/FreeBSD/Unix-OS-of-choice box. You're unlikely to find any of those features, and almost guaranteed not to find 2 or more, on any SOHO routers. The only exception I can think of would be one of the Linksys WRT54G routers running the DD-WRT third-party firmware, which basically turns it into a Linux router. If that works for you great, but then a standard Linux router would work just as well for your purposes, too. (The only advantage I know of to the WRT54G in this case is the handy small package).

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