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Building a home business firewall using a WRAP 1-1 and m0n0wall

Our featured case study this month is from Steve Forkin, of Forkin Consulting in Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Steve used monowall on one of our WRAP 1-1 boxes to build a firewall and VPN for his home business.

He also has plans to use Asterisk on our blue net4801 boxes to build VOIP systems for his clients.

Read more about it on our case studies page.

In other news…

Product changes

All of our WRAP 1-1 products now come with 233MHz processors, instead of 266MHz. For more information on this, please see our February news.

Price changes

Our SanDisk CF cards have all come down by $5 this month. Now you can pick up a 1GB card for just $40! It’s insane!!

Extra bits

net5501 update

Soekris are now producing initial samples of their new net5501, with shipment expected in mid May. Full production of the net5501 is expected around late June. We’ll keep you posted.

You can read more about the new net5501 board on the Soekris website.

m0n0wall and Voyage updates

Our monowall and Voyage images have been updated to v1.231 and v0.3.1 respectively. Visit our OS images page to download them or add one to your next order.

New FAQ: How do I access the image on my CF card?

We’ve added a new FAQ ‘How do I access the image on my CF card?’, with a focus on connecting to your box via the serial console, to get you started with your new toy.

We’ve also added a link to Tera Term (Pro), a terminal emulator for Windows, to our software resources page.

pfSense® software corruption

We’ve had a number of reports of the pfSense® software becoming corrupted during use.

We’re trying to track down the problem, and so far it seems to be related to the CF card being mounted read/write during boot-up. Until we’ve found a viable solution, if this happens to you, your only recourse is to reinstall the pfSense® software image.

So we strongly recommend that you use the ‘backup/restore’ feature (under ‘Diagnostics’ in the menu) every time you update your pfSense® software configuration, to save you much heartache down the track.

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