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comment AT&T U-Verse and Macbook Pro Wireless connection drops
May wish to put an inexpensive router in the DMZ of your 2Wire device and disable wireless on the 2Wire device itself to avoid relying on WEP-Open as your encryption method.
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comment What software should I use to restrict traffic on my LAN?
Your laptop would have to be on constantly (and in the house) in order to serve as a router. You are likely going to spend more time working on getting your laptop to serve as a router than it takes to buy a used Linksys WRT54G and put TomatoUSB or DD-WRT on it.
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comment What software should I use to restrict traffic on my LAN?
Also you could use an application firewall such as Comodo to block outgoing ports on an individual computer.
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comment What software should I use to restrict traffic on my LAN?
I can understand the concern about bricking your router. Typically if the service isn't available on your network somewhere, blocking the incoming port isn't necessary. Now if you want to block outgoing traffic on specific ports that may be a bit more difficult with the OEM firmware.
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comment The difference made my a 5400/7200RPM hdd in a MBP
I wrestled with the same decision before I bought my MacBook. Mostly because I dreaded the HD performance on my client issued Dell D630 for work.
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