Firewalling OUTgoing traffic WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by zapp22, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. zapp22

    zapp22 Guest

    friends I am a bit of an idiot on Routers and their firewalls.
    I'm trying to find a way, if there is a way, to block malicious programs [trojans etc] that have gotten on PC's behind the router, from firing their messages out to the other bad guys on the network, adding to the original issue. It would be nice to permanently stop the malware from getting onto the systems, but users are amazingly creative at finding ways to pollute themselves. I had hoped to do this job with the WRT54GL, but please tell me straight-up if this is the wrong tool for the job: perhaps I should be using a VPN Type router as they seem to tout enhanced firewall capabilities. [to be clear, we have no need for VPN per-se, but do have need to limit outbound]

    And in searching this forum and a half-dozen others I am dismayed at how frequently a question similar to mine has been asked but with no good answers....:confused:
    So here I am posting again.

    Isn't there a way to limit outgoing along several vectors or strategies:
    1. Limit some stations to local [office] LAN traffic ONLY.... that is no outgoing to the web at all?
    2. Limit the type of traffic that gets out? i.e. email and typical web surfing allowed, any other type of 'suspicious' traffic disallowed - maybe by common port-techniques of the malware, blocking of all/any P2P traffic, etc ???
    3. Restrict outgoing traffic ONLY to business hours [in addition to other measures above] ??

    Thanks for any help
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