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Hi

I have 2 networks: net1 is a wired ethernet, net2 is a wireless lan.

What I want is to connect those 2 nets by routing the traffic from one net to the other and secure it with a firewall. I could use a PC with 2 cards (lan and wlan) and set up the router and firewall. But I would like to use a small seperate device. Are there any single devices providing that functionality, having the firewall between the wired and wireless ports? I don't need DSL.

thanks and regards
Harry
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Any firewall with two ethernet ports would do fine. However this is usually done by the access point. It is generally better to ensure your access point has a trustworthy capability to disallow unauthorized access then to try to limit access after that point.
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You could do this.

WirelessLAN---Firewall---HUB/Switch---Firewall---LAN

You could do this with a PC and IPCop

WLAN---PC/IPCOP---LAN

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Hey hzei.. Do you need any further assistance with this?
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by:hzei
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The solution was to use a WLAN bridge. Not an access point in bridge mode, but a normal bridge.
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