I am looking for a Internet router/firewall in which I can programmically configure. I don't need any special "functionallity" in the unit, just the standard types of features one gets in the low end home unit. The one feature I do need is the ability to easily configure the unit via my own custom Windows/Linux program.
From my understanding of IOS, the Cisco 881 or 851 is a perfect solution. There is one problem, my customers are mom and pop folks that cannot see purchasing such expensive hardware. I am wondering... Might someone here know of hardware other then Cisco that has a programmer interface to configure the unit? I know they all have web interfaces that I could programmically interact with, but I would like something a bit more stable and consistent.
If this is the wrong forum for such a question, which I am guessing it is, any recommendations on what forum is the right one?