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    Small Home Firewall - Maybe Smoothwall?

    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks
    Last edited by FN-GM; 26th December 2009 at 09:37 AM.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benaus View Post
    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.
    Nope not running 24 x 7.

    I have been thinking do they make a low power computer fanless with a few network ports to run smoothwall express?

    Thanks

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    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?

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    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.

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    would the Yoggie Firestick Pico Hardware Firewall cover most of what you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWicher View Post
    would the Yoggie Firestick Pico Hardware Firewall cover most of what you want?
    Thanks but i need a network one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    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.
    Cheers, one thing is it only has one nic

    Quote Originally Posted by computer_expert View Post
    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?
    can you expand a little please? What type of hardware would i run it on?

    cheers

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    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.

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    what's wrong with a linksys firewall? surely you arent going to be having enough connections to overwhelm it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midget View Post
    what's wrong with a linksys firewall? surely you arent going to be having enough connections to overwhelm it.
    I wasnt aware they did one. All i can find is a firewalled ADSL router.
    The discussion is for people to discuss other options like this so keep 'em coming.

    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    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.
    Something like this would be good, does anyone know of any others that produce these?
    Edit: Does smoothwall express support USB Keyboards?

    Thanks
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    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.
    Cheers Ric, looking for something like this. Have you ever had any experience from this firm?

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    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

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    Hi,

    Do you reckon this would work if i install smoothwall instead? LinITX.com - LinITX ALIX 2D3 LX800 (3NIC+USB) m0n0wall Firewall Kit

    Thanks

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    Look at

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    Run a linux firewall on a adsl router.



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