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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Does smoothwall express support USB Keyboards?

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    yes, it does (provided usb support is turned on in the bios).


    can you expand a little please? What type of hardware would i run it on?
    I have had SWE running on an old P3 700mhz/384mb ram/10gb hdd and it fan fine.

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    fng> I've ordered from linitx before (built a few miniitx boxes) and they were always good for turn around. Never had any need to try out returning stuff though so YMMV

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    @FN-GM: I've used LinITX a couple of times... it was an EduGeek member that put me on to them.

    Did you also see some of the options at LinITX.com - Firewalls for adding additional storage (e.g. Smoothie web cache) or purely so you can have 8 NICs!

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    Thanks Ric

    Im looking at this one - LinITX.com - FX5420 AMD LX-800 4 NIC Firewall/Router Platform

    With the mod how hard will it be to get smoothie on this do you think?
    Also i am likely to run into any problems if the logs are doing allot of read & write?

    Cheers
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    i still would personally just get a basic cable router/firewall for 30

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    @FN-GM: Don't know what mod you are talking about but if you just stick a small hard disk in there reads/writes should not be a problem plus you should give yourself a nice webcache.

    @Midget: The drawback with hacking a Linksys router is that you have a much lower powered CPU and you don't have the ability to add a hard disk for web caching.

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    where would i put the hard disk it would just be loose in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    where would i put the hard disk it would just be loose in there
    I'm assuming it would screw to the top... it does say in the blurb that one can be fitted though.

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    oh yer

    Anymore input from anyone else please?

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    Smoothie usually OK on Compact Flash. We have it sunning on some nice little fanless geodes in the office - remind me in January and I'll fish out a link.

    Worth pointing out we had to stick grub on instead of lilo to make it boot - so not *easy* but not that tough New smoothies (Express4 and new commercial stuff) will be grub as standard.

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    cheers tom

    oooo when will we expect to see the new version?
    Last edited by FN-GM; 29th December 2009 at 01:05 AM.

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    One word: m0n0wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahuxham View Post
    One word: m0n0wall
    Doesn't support a proxy so cant content filter.

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