Art Alexion on 15 Dec 2011 11:22:30 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] SonicWall compatible firewall and VPN

This may be the way to go using an eeebox or something.

I found out that SonicWall sells a wireless firewall that can be bridged to the little 4G AP.  Once bridged, though, it can no longer act as an AP itself, so we would need to plug an AP into it.  Cost is a big driver so that may be the deciding point.

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 3:11 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:04:00 -0500
From: Art Alexion<>


These devices are only sort of designed for this.  That is, they can
be clustered to deliver more bandwidth, but doen't seem to support a
hardware firewall/vpn because there is no wired connection.

Possible work-around: We are thinking that we might be able to connect a
computer downstream that provides the firewall/vpn capabilities, and have
the office workstations connect to the internet through that computer.

Look at M0n0wall which is designed for embedded firewalls and supports wireless cards ( It's FreeBSD, but managed via web GUI and the entire OS + Firewall config is a single XML file.  See also PFSense, a fork of M0n0wall with slightly different goals.

Either should be able to do what you want.

Good luck,
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