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Thread: what external firewall

  1. #1
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    Nov 2007

    Default what external firewall

    I intend to buy an external firewall for 2 computers,
    1 tabletop and 1 laptop. It should be ethernet all the way.

    I have a catalog where they offer Level1 FBR-1418TX and
    D-Link DIR-100 and I suppose they should both do but
    there is one thing that I want that is not there (as far as
    I can find).

    I want a hardware on/off button so I can be sure nobody
    is using my computer without my knowledge. It is of
    course possible to pull the power plug but I do not want
    an unregulated stop, I am afraid that I will have to reboot
    my computer to get the communication going again.

    I have looked on the net and so far I have not found any
    external firewalls with hardware on/off.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for any answer

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: what external firewall

    You can turn any old P1/P2/P3 computer into an extreme firewall for little money with free Linux software too. If I needed that much security, that is what I would do.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Default Re: what external firewall

    Thanks but I do not have a spare computer at home.
    Besides, I would have to buy some extra hardware to
    connect 2 computers and a net. Those 2 firewalls I
    mentioned both cost a bit below 100 $ so the price
    would probably be about the same even if I
    had an old computer. They also have dedicated
    software so they would be easier to configure.

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