building a small/cheap/quiet firewall box. advice? Tags: Homebuilt Firewalls Systems Last response: December 2, 2005 3:27 PM in Systems Share openmacnews November 29, 2005 7:43:55 PM hi all. i currently have a linksys wrt54gs + sveasoft talisman firmware serving as my gateway/firewall box connected via a static 3M/512K DSL PPPoE link. time to upgrade. i want to build/buy a box for a dedicated *BSD/Linux firewall. on the software side, i'm considering m0n0wall, smoothwall & ipcop, and/or roll-my-own; i'm leaning towards m0n0wall (depends on PPPoE MTU Support; assignable both on LAN/WAN?) or i'll roll-my-own. i've been looking at Hardware solutions incl. Soekris, WRAP, CappucinoPC, etc. all seem nice, but each have some gotchas as well, and the $$$ adds up quickly. so, i'm thinkin' ... gotta be a better way. i'd *like* the box to be: headless small quiet 1 WAN port 2 LAN ports (>= 100bT) "power" >= 266MHz PIII <-- that's just a minimum >= 256K RAM enuf HD for a barebones distro serial/USB is just 'nice to have' ... all for under $300. buy or build, i frankly don't care. i've been looking, and can't find the solution out there ... especially for the price. lots of topics *here* that address the bits-n-pieces ... but not quite the combo i'm looking for. does it exist? or, am i dreamin'? thoughts/comments/suggestions all appreciated! thx all! richard More about : building small cheap quiet firewall box advice Crashman December 2, 2005 3:27:58 PM Build it? Buy an old system and modify it? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding a Steam Box...please tell me what you think. Forum building a new box, need some advice Forum $500 desktop box build advice Forum Solvedbuilding a budget steam box for Gaming for mostly playing minecraft and skyrim Forum ITX Gaming Build (Frag Box) -NEED advice! Forum 1000$ PC Box Build Advice Forum New build advice - Lab in a box Forum Solvedneed advice on low budget development box Forum First Build: $300 Ubuntu Dev Box. Advice Needed! Forum Suggested ESXi v4.1 Whit Box Build Advice Forum Solved[Replacing My Cable Box] Suggestions For Building an HTPC Forum SolvedBuilding NAS box Forum SolvedBuilding Steam/onlive Streaming box Forum I need to build a new box - Advice me Forum SolvedBuilding Gaming/HTPC Box, want recommendations for components Forum Solvedwhich case to use for a steam box build Forum Building upgradable system in old box. Forum SolvedBuilding a new LAN BOX Forum Building a NAS, best media box? Forum SolvedBuilding A PS4/Xbox One Equivalent Steam Box Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !