Hardware Firewall

radiogoober

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 7, 2011
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Hi all!

Does anybody have an opinion on hardware firewalls? I've been doing some reading on them lately, and it seems for personal, non-business use that it's mainly *nix geeks that use them. I would like that extra feeling of protection, but I'm not sure how it would integrate in my network.

It seems like many of them also double as routers. Would it be possible to just "pass through" the firewall, and then hook it up to the WAN outlet of my Airport and everything on the airport would be as normal? The only issue I could see with this is that I wouldn't be able to access the firewall if I needed to change settings, which ... I really wouldn't want to have to mess with anyways.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Many, if not most routers come with a built-in firewall. Also, software firewall in Mac OS X is very effective.
 

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