Advice for a n00b?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Protoss, May 27, 2005.

  1. Protoss

    Protoss Network Guru Member

    I just switched to this sweet router from a D-Stink and so far it is pretty nice. I have flashed it to the HyperWRT 2.1b1 firmware, and now I want to set up a nice firewall on it, so the whole LAN can be protected. I know about the Firewall Scripts thing in this firmware, but I can't seem to find any guides for it. And what other cool things can I do with this router? I saw a post about BatBox, but have no idea what that is, or what it does. Any advice for this poor n00b?

    Thnx, Protoss
  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    The router has a built in firewall. To learn how to customize it, do a search on iptables.
  3. Protoss

    Protoss Network Guru Member

    Hm ok...I have now come to realize I could protect myself from certain organizations, and have found some scripts to convert PeerGuardian lists to iptables bash scripts, but is there a limit as how many ranges I can put into the iptable? Or will it slow the router down any if I add about 2 megs worth of ranges?

    Thnx, Protoss
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you put in 2 megs of iptables it's likely to cause at least a bit of a performance hit, theres no good reason you should need that many rules...what are you trying to do exactly?
  5. Protoss

    Protoss Network Guru Member

    I am trying to import a list from PeerGuardian to protect myself from certain **AA organizations. I also saw that they have lists to block spyware/malware and other 'bad' ip ranges, which would be good to have blocked on the router, and protect all networked computers...Is there some other firewall I can install on the router to help protect me from anti-p2p orgs?
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    oh thats why...well you could try it on the router, but if you find it can't handle that you may want to setting up a full PC to do that kind of filtering...
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