As discussed in our article “Why Build a Linux Firewall“, there are many advantages to having a custom-built firewall appliance in your home. While these Linux distributions are easy to set up and have nice User Interfaces, they still have some problems. Not every feature of Linux is exposed in the GUI, so while these firewalls are [...]
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Now that you have IPcop installed, you need to configure it. IPcop provies you with a web interface in which you can configure nearly all of the settings of your new firewall. To connect, just open up any web browser, and connect to the IP address you set up when you installed the software. The [...]
For the purposes of this turotial, I am making several assumptions. I am assuming that your green network is 192.168.1.x and your orange network is 192.168.15.x. If you want a different network config, then modify as necessary. If you already have an Internet Router that you’re intending to replace, I recommend some prep-work to make things [...]
It happens to the best of us—too many devices demanding easy access to the internet and each other. Yes, wireless is here and wonderful, but sometimes it’s just easier to use a wired connection. A modem is woefully inadequate once you have more than a mere computer seeking a meaningful connection to the outside world. [...]
Network speeds are ever increasing and have been doing a good job for the most part keeping up with other computer technologies. 1000BASE-T, commonly refered to as “gigabit Ethernet” is approximately 10 times faster than 100BASE-T which has been used for years now. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) defines standards for electronics, [...]
Wireless networking is becoming more and more prominent everyday with new technology and products emerging very quickly. Most of America now is ditching their slow dial up connections for fast broadband connections like cable and DSL. The problem with these connections is that they are hard wired and if you want to hookup multiple computers [...]