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I am looking for a small Hardware firewall to be used at home. I will be looking at buying ...
26th December 2009, 08:34 AM #1
Small Home Firewall - Maybe Smoothwall?
I am looking for a small Hardware firewall to be used at home. I will be looking at buying 2.
It needs to be about the same size of an ADSL router & fanless.
I would like it to have all the basuc firewall stuff and i would like basic content filtering as well, but will look into ones without.
I used to have smoothwall express running on an computer. I dont want a computer running 24 x 7 though.
I have looked at the sonicwall TZ Series, i have used these before.
Do Smoothwall make such an item? What else is out there?
Last edited by FN-GM; 26th December 2009 at 09:37 AM.
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26th December 2009, 09:17 AM #2
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do you have any PCs running 24/7? You could have a smoothwall/pfsense router running in a virtual machine.
Smoothwall do make UTM devices but I have no idea what they cost.
26th December 2009, 09:21 AM #3
Nope not running 24 x 7.
Originally Posted by benaus
I have been thinking do they make a low power computer fanless with a few network ports to run smoothwall express?
26th December 2009, 11:07 AM #4
there is a mod on the smoothwall express forums where it allows you to run SWE 3 from a flash memory card if that helps with the fanless bit?
26th December 2009, 11:48 AM #5
LinITX have these: LinITX.com - Jetway 1.6GHz Dual Core ATOM 330 + nVidia ION Nettop Barebone - Black
And I'm just doing a quick search for the even tinier micro PC's you can now get. Ah, here y'go, although they are quite pricy and lack many features you may want.
26th December 2009, 01:19 PM #6
would the Yoggie Firestick Pico Hardware Firewall cover most of what you want?
26th December 2009, 02:00 PM #7
Thanks but i need a network one.
Originally Posted by AWicher
Cheers, one thing is it only has one nic
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
can you expand a little please? What type of hardware would i run it on?
Originally Posted by computer_expert
26th December 2009, 03:14 PM #8
How about one of these with the two NIC setup
Micro Linux Server
Should do what you want and given the exchange rate for you guys not be too expencive.
Thanks to SYNACK from:
FN-GM (27th December 2009)
26th December 2009, 03:15 PM #9
what's wrong with a linksys firewall? surely you arent going to be having enough connections to overwhelm it.
27th December 2009, 12:31 AM #10
I wasnt aware they did one. All i can find is a firewalled ADSL router.
Originally Posted by Midget
The discussion is for people to discuss other options like this so keep 'em coming.
Something like this would be good, does anyone know of any others that produce these?
Originally Posted by SYNACK
Edit: Does smoothwall express support USB Keyboards?
Last edited by FN-GM; 27th December 2009 at 01:08 AM.
27th December 2009, 01:35 AM #11
LinITX.co.uk is your friend for this kind of job... try LinITX.com - ALIX Firewalls for some relatively cheap options with multiple NICs.
If none of those take your fancy, look in some of the other categories and you will find allsorts capable of running M0n0wall, IPCop or Smoothwall Express.
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27th December 2009, 01:38 AM #12
Cheers Ric, looking for something like this. Have you ever had any experience from this firm?
Originally Posted by Ric_
27th December 2009, 01:44 AM #13
Jetway do itx boards with dual nics, and ones with a single nic but with a pci port. They tend to be a bit more expensive mind
27th December 2009, 03:21 AM #14
Do you reckon this would work if i install smoothwall instead? LinITX.com - LinITX ALIX 2D3 LX800 (3NIC+USB) m0n0wall Firewall Kit
27th December 2009, 11:42 AM #15
Run a linux firewall on a adsl router.
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