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    Hardware Firewall

    I need a hardware firewall, in addition to my Zonealarm on 2KSP2. I probably don't really need wireless connectivity, and I have only a medium speed connection. I would appreciate some suggestions on which box to buy, with or without wireless. Ease of use would be a 'selling point' for me, as last time I tried to set up a wireless router, I did have problems
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    Re: Hardware Firewall

    You can find a selection of reviews here.

    I have only used the combined Wired / Wireless / ADSL Modem type of firewall at home, but I am probably the worst person to advise you as I always fiddle with the detailed configuration options and haven't noticed any complexity!

    StuartR

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    Re: Hardware Firewall

    And I've never used wireless, so that makes me a tad ancient here in The Lounge. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    But I've used a Linksys here on my home LAN ever since the day I created it and have never had any trouble with it. Of course, I think all of this level of technology takes a little setup but you don't have to mess with too much if you don't want or need to, especially with only wired connections.

    This is one from Stuart's link: Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN

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    Re: Hardware Firewall

    Wireless routers such as the Netgear home models do let you turn off the radio. Perhaps it makes the most sense to buy whichever one is on sale. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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