Re: Firewall Router for Dialup Network - Newbie Help!
From: Chuck (none_at_example.net)
Date: 20 Feb 2004 17:32:04 -0600
On 20 Feb 2004 01:32:42 -0800, email@example.com (Tod Levi) wrote:
>I have a LAN connected to the internet. I am currently using ZA but
>would like the added protection of a hardware firewall. Shopping for
>one has left me utterly confused. It seems like all routers are geared
>for broadband, though some have a dialup connection also. Will I get
>the same functionality even though I have only a dialup (56K)
>connection? Can anyone recommend a router or steer me in the right
>direction? Is there a site with reliable hardware reviews?
There are three dialup routers that I am aware of:
I have personally used the SMC to manage my dialup connection, and
found it to be reliable and easy to setup.
To all three, you would need to attach an external V.90 modem. Get a
good quality self contained unit like a USR Courier - no WinModems
which require a software driver installed on your computer.
And please don't post with your email address. Learn to munge
properly, to keep yourself a bit safer.
Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.