Hardware Firewall

I'm learning that a hardware firewall is a very good thing to have, and I've been informed that they are very cheap.  But when I go to newegg.com, they don't look so cheap.

Can someone point me in the right direction?
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younghvCommented:
I buy them all the time off eBay (from seller I trust).

Normally in the US$25-35 range.
Let me look up the last ones I bought - only as an example - I am not warranting the seller (but he's never failed me yet).
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younghvCommented:
This guy has been around forever and has been good to me:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Linksys-WRT54G-WRT54G2-Wireless-G-Router-WiFi-802-11g-/370167537357?pt=COMP_EN_Routers&hash=item562fb45ecd

I always buy the wireless - same basic price - even if the customer doesn't need it right now.
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younghvCommented:
NOTE: I am basing this response on your prior question - which seemed to indicate 'Home Use'.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
I have a Linksys Router, I wonder if I already have a firewall?
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younghvCommented:
What is the exact Model # on the manufacturer's plate?
We can look it up.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
WRT54GX2
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younghvCommented:
Yes - you do.
Have you ever logged into it and looked around at the tab options?
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younghvCommented:
Here is the link for support on this model.
FAQ's, Forums, etc

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WRT54GX2
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
Sweet, that was the easiest project I've ever done.  Yes, I just wen into the router, 192.168.1.1 and sure enough, there it is.

Thank YOU!!!
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younghvCommented:
That is great to hear.
Glad it worked out.

BTW - I just did a quick check on prices for that model and most were in the $100-200 range...which I think is more than the price of a year on EE.

Good Stuff!
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