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Old 01-25-04, 01:20 PM
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I need firewall help/recomendation!

I have DSL service with SBC, and I currently don't have a firewall. I would like to add a hardware firewall for protection from some of the "bad things" that are out there.

My computer is hooked up to the DSL via a SpeedTouch USB modem. Therefore, I think I need a firewall/router that will hook into my computer with USB. I don't have a ethernet card.

Current set-up has phone line running into SpeedTouch USB modem, the, USB into computer.

All help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Old 01-25-04, 04:27 PM
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Get a router. Linksys.

If you plan on going wireless, get the wireless version.
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Is there any particular reason why you can't just run something free like Zonealarm as a software firewall ?
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I was told that I needed a hardware firewall.

I just don't know which one to get. One that does wireless and usb would be perfect, then I could hook up my PS2 also.
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I have SBC DSL and I used to have problems with connectivity and speed. I'd get bounced off and the speed was poor. Called their tech support several times and nothing helped.

Than I got a Linksys router and the problems disappeared. Just installing the router seemed to fix the problems.
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You could with a linux firewall solution.
Old 01-26-04, 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by Shay
You could with a linux firewall solution.
Smoothwall.

http://smoothwall.org/

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