Home soft router is not suitable. The advantages of soft routing are: large amount of machines, excellent bandwidth management, rich functions and strong performance. The disadvantages are: power consumption, relatively skilled network technology, but also familiar with certain hardware configuration performance.
Home soft router is really not suitable, mainly in the cost of electricity. Soft routing is mainly used for network management. And family users are mainly relatives, even if multiple computers access the Internet, it can also be solved through negotiation. General cheap routing can solve the problem of home network.
Advantages of soft routing: large amount of machines, excellent bandwidth management, rich functions and strong performance.
Disadvantages of soft routing: power consumption, relatively skilled network technology, but also familiar with certain hardware configuration performance.
The function of soft routing
1. Single line multi dial
通常情况下，软路由作为家庭的主路由使用，连接到光猫，通过 PPPOE 拨号的方式连接宽带。很多软路由支持单线多拨，即单个账号可以拨多次，通常情况下允许拨 4 次左右，每个运营商的限制不一样。一般使用软路由器拨号两次，实现了宽带的多线负载，可以很大程度上提高多线程下载的网速。
Usually, soft routing is used as the main routing of the home, connecting to the optical cat, and connecting to the broadband through PPPoE dial-up. Many soft routes support single line multi dialing, that is, a single account can be dialled multiple times. Generally, it is allowed to dial about four times. The restrictions of each operator are different. Generally, the soft router is used to dial twice to achieve broadband multi line load, which can greatly improve the network speed of multi thread download.
Through DDNS + port mapping, you can access home routers, NAS, surveillance cameras, etc. anywhere on the Internet. You can also build your own website and upload photos in real time. Some hard routes also support DDNS and port mapping, but there are many limitations. They only support specific vendors. Soft routing has strong expansion function and can support most DDNS service providers.
3. Bandwidth overlay
如果使用多 wan 口来实现宽带的叠加，需要专门的多 wan 口路由器，而软路由也有这个功能，可以实现宽带叠加，而且更加强大。
If we use multi WAN port to achieve broadband overlay, we need a special multi WAN port router, and soft routing also has this function, which can achieve broadband overlay and is more powerful.
Characteristics of soft routing
1. Powerful firewall function: support two to seven layers of firewall rules, real-time monitoring of network abnormal behavior, timely detection and timely prohibition.
2. Effective bandwidth management: optimize the network, reasonably allocate network bandwidth, effectively prevent network congestion, and ensure smooth network transmission as far as possible.
3. Email security: Email Backup, email antivirus, spam filtering, to ensure the safety of external contact.
4. Effectively resist all kinds of network threats: effectively manage the online behavior of Internet users, formulate corresponding access strategies, reduce the security risks faced by the network, and ensure the security of the network.
5. Multiple access methods: routing, gateway, parallel access and other access methods to reduce the impact on the network. Without changing the network environment, it is convenient to realize the management of the original network.
6. To avoid legal risks: effectively block illegal websites, and block the illegal behaviors of Internet users.
7、友好的管理界面：使用方便的 WEB 方式进行管理，无需安装任何客户端软件就可实现管理和控制。
7. Friendly management interface: easy to use web management, no need to install any client software to achieve management and control.
8. Improve work efficiency: control part of the staff online chat, games and other behaviors, so as to improve work efficiency.
9、降低网络管理成本：可使用现有的硬件。同支持网关、防火墙、路由器、IDS、内容监控等等功能，完全能满足一般的网络安全及管理的需求，无需购买 其他的网络 安全设备。有效的解决中小网络用户一方面对网络安全及网络管理方面的强烈需求另一方面又无法过多的投入去购买高昂的各种专业设备的矛盾。使用 RedCat NSS 是免费的。
9. Reduce network management costs: existing hardware can be used. With the support of gateway, firewall, router, IDS, content monitoring and other functions, it can fully meet the needs of general network security and management, without the need to buy other network security equipment. On the one hand, small and medium-sized network users have a strong demand for network security and network management, on the other hand, they can not invest too much to buy expensive professional equipment. Using RedCat NSS is free.