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Do you know if there's such thing as a better security router ?

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The usual linksys router has an built-in hardware firewall, but is there a better router for security, such as the Linksys /Cisco RVS4000, but even better than that ? Is there an "ultimate security" router, or at least ones with better firewall,etc. ?

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There is one made by zonealarm that is supposedly the most secure home wireless router you can get. It was posted in the news section a few days ago.
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Something like Clark connect or IPcop installed on an old computer would be great.

OR try flashing the router to DD-WRT, for its firewall. Tomato might also have a firewall, however I really don't know.
    
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Do you know if there's such thing as a better security router ?

Explanation:
The usual linksys router has an built-in hardware firewall, but is there a better router for security, such as the Linksys /Cisco RVS4000, but even better than that ? Is there an "ultimate security" router, or at least ones with better firewall,etc. ?

Thanks !
could you please explain what it is that you're trying to protect yourself from?
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Just set up a linux box as your gateway, and then set up all the filters, and security measures.

That is about as secure as you can get, other then by going offline.
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There are routers that are better for security. The reason they are better for security is that they have advanced features which allow you to control the traffic on your network more. These types of routers are normally meant for Enterprise use, and are expensive. Some home routers can run features like this by using aftermarket firmware such as DD-WRT, Open-WRT, or Tomate.

I would tell you NOT to pay extra money for a "more secure" home router as it's most likely bunk. Just check out the DD-WRT website and buy a router that will run their firmware. It's about the equivalent of owning a $600.00 Cisco router.

The BEST security you can run for any network is a hardware firewall. This is simply a Linux box that runs an operating system that makes it function as a router. This is what 90% of corporations use to protect their networks, but they're also far more difficult to setup and administer if you're not both network and Linux savvy.
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