I have been a few times attacked by DDoS attacks just because I sponsor some guilds and clans with a TeamSpeak server.
My current router has "Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention". Well this is good on paper but when a DNS DDoS attack comes as it has done, my router gets a little slow. The attacks won't kill my connection, but it more or less gets unusable.
The router has a 680 MHz processor with 16 MB flash and 128 MB RAM.
(Netgear WNDR3800 - N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router—Premium edition)
Would a homemade router stand better against these kinds of attacks or is there a way to make the current one better against it?
If a homemade router would be better, what OS / firewall should be used? I know Smoothwall has gotten a lot of good things said about it, and I know Darren has used this in one segment (back in 2010 i think). Would that still be one of the better free versions that is easy to handle or has there come up something new?