[SATLUG] Home network

Justin Burdette justin.burdette at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 17:56:50 CDT 2008


I'm going to put the PC between my router and cable modem...from what I'm
reading on smoothwall, it looks like I can have the kind of control I want
that way. The Linksys software never impressed me much.

Justin

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> so you're going to deactivate the firewall at the router and use a pc for
> one instead?
>
> Ernest
>
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Justin Burdette <justin.burdette at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > I decided to play around with the Linksys (it's a BEFSX41) after
> upgrading
> > the firmware...it's now running DHCP for the 1.150-1.200 range and my
> main
> > computer's static IP is just fine. Maybe it was operator error?
> >
> > As for the firewall/server issue, I like what I see with smoothwall.
> I'll
> > probably go ahead and set up the P3 box for that and just continue to
> run
> > Apache and FTP off of my big machine...it's a dual-core Athlon64, so
> it's
> > not like I'm stressing it, and I'm the only one who accesses it
> remotely.
> > I
> > keep programs and drivers that I might need for customers saved so that
> I
> > can easily access them without having to search all over everywhere.
> It's
> > nice to be able to get it all in one place!
> >
> > I haven't purchased the P3 units yet, but I've got a bid on 4 of them
> > entered at crapsells.us, and I've got a good friend who wants at least
> one
> > to run as a firewall. Might sell the other 2 or hang on to them for
> later
> > expansion of my network.
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