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    Dial-up firewall

    Does anyone know of a firewall that is hardware based that can be used with a internal modem? Or if need be I

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    Re: Dial-up firewall

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    Re: Dial-up firewall

    Hi Troy,
    Can I ask why you don't want a software-based firewall? A hardware-based one (assuming you can find one that will work with a dial-up connection - it might be worth checking http://www.sonicwall.com as I know they do SOHO firewalls) will cost more and probably be overkill for your needs, unless you have specific reasons for requiring one. Hardware-based ones tend to be designed to cope with 75Mbps throughput and upwards, which is a little more than you'll get with a dial-up connection.
    Anyway, last I heard SonicWall do one at around
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    Re: Dial-up firewall

    The reason many of us (dial-up connectors) want a router instead of a firewall is to free up some resources. Remember, most Internet surfers are still using dial-up connections. Many of us are using older computers.
    I'm still interested in this if anyone has a solution.

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    Re: Dial-up firewall

    You bet. There are a number of solutions.
    1. If you have an old 486 laying around you can download and install Smoothwall at smoothwall.org. Look for the free GPL version .9.9.0 SE.

    2. Lantronix has an expensive unit called an LRS. I don't know how much or what firewalling service it might provide: lantronix.com

    3. I believe I saw a linksys product that will do what you ask for around $150 US. Linksys.com

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