[SATLUG] Home network

Samuel Leon satlug at net153.net
Thu Apr 3 11:45:54 CDT 2008


Justin Burdette wrote:

So you will only be using the linksys router as a switch?  You can buy a 
cheap switch at the store for $20-$30.

Sam

> 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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>>
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>> safety
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>>
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