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Old 04-28-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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does anyone know of any LAN filtering software there maybe around or any enbeaded firmware that can be done for the ZYXEL presite router 324
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I have been trying to make the home LAN a bit more safer and hopefully geta keyword blocker as my router only blocks exact URL blocking so it's hard to filter a catagory

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Block sites in IE, or there is a way to set that up, but you would need a computer to act as a server

Also check this out, this will probably help.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tec...y/default.aspx
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yeah I don't mind that I have a spare pc I don't use how do I make that act as a server so I can use it to filter my network around the house.
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check out smoothwall, might be worth looking into
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seems really good I like it would it be wise to stick this software and run it on it's own computer.
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Yes, you would need an additional computer to use that, also on that computer you would need dual NIC's
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Why would you need two if you don't mind me asking?
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because its set up to be used as a "firewall appliance" sorta like a router, you would set it up like this..

Internet>Router(if you want)>Smoothwall box>hub> computers
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Internet>Smoothwall>hub>computers
or not sure if you can but i dont see why not
Internet>smoothwall>router>computers

you would need one card for the "internet side" and one for your "private network side"
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Default Re: LAN Filters

one question Is a hub box the same as a router or his a hub box basicly an external group of ethernet slots so that all of the computers can connect to.


so it will be, ntl box > router > smoothwell pc > hub box for slots > Computers/people

so that would be that for me, i'm just a bit confused on what a hub box is.
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a hub is almost like a router, however does not have any "smart" capabilities, all it does is allow multiple connections, no firewall or anything like that.

like multiple computers share one connection.
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