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I know a security conscious group like this will be reluctant to answer but i a reason. currently i have an old dell computer running clark connect community edition 4.3 and it works great. But the computer it's running on is big and takes up a lot of room on my desk, power is also a concern, i know that it's not burning the full 250 because i have most of the integrated stuff turned off but none the less i'm sure it's using more than a dedicated firewall will. I have been looking at some mainstream stuff like Cisco,Juniper, and SonicWall but the problem i have with them is i need a router that is uPnP aware. I have some video game consoles that need Upnp. i've bought an old cisco 1711 and no moatter i do it will not allow xbox live traffic. I been doing research online on the used stuff i found on ebay but none support uPnP out of the box. I am at the point that i am considering buying a really cheap microATX case and motherboard and a processor and run CC on a compact flash card but i am pretty sure that will prove more expensive than the ebay solution. i need the security the hardware firewall offers but since this is a home/office i still need some consumer features, soooooooooooooooooooooooooo anyone have any ideas?

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Get hold of an ALIX or WRAP firewall kit, then run PFsense.

I actually used pfsense for a week but i couldnt get it to work with xbox live which is why i'm using clark connect. but i like the way your idea sounds like the best way to go. 5W its next to nothing and is def cheaper than building using computer parts

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u can look into mikrotik.

that's what we are running here. As our main gateway. (to the oc48)

http://www.mikrotik.com/

should be able to do everything u need.

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upnp

http://www.mikrotik.com/testdocs/ros/2.9/ip/upnp.php

admin guide

http://www.mikrotik.com/testdocs/ros/3.0/

This stuff is cool but can get a bit pricey came up to almost $230 when i got the parts together but it is def an option i am considering

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well its still cheaper then buying a Sonic Wall lol ;).

RouterBOARD 433' with Atheros 300Mhz CPU, 64MB RAM, three LAN, three MiniPCI, NAND Storage with RouterOS Level 4 (AP support)$99

802.11a/b/g High Power miniPCI card (with U.fl connector)$59

(2)2.4-5.8 GHz Swivel Antenna with cable and U.fl connector $30

$188

or if u want it in a case

niversal RB600A Indoor case (4 holes for Nfemale Bulkhead connectors or AC/SWI Swivel antennas) $20

$208

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we run Mikrotik on all the hotels around town and they work great...the only problems i have with them are the ones outside exposed to the weather and shit....its always fun climbing a 20 ft ladder pulling a box down in the rain :-/

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lol that's why i always use silicone around the edges of the box its in.

iv only had two fail on me in the 3 years I been using it in the outside environment. Getting to the point of replacing them with new one just cause of age.

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we run Mikrotik on all the hotels around town and they work great...the only problems i have with them are the ones outside exposed to the weather and shit....its always fun climbing a 20 ft ladder pulling a box down in the rain :-/

http://www.fab-corp.com/home.php?cat=278

We've used some of these on top of 200' towers in Alaska. No problems. We also have one inside a building in the pool area.

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