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Windows 7: How to make Windows 7 64-bit Laptop into firewall

16 Jan 2017   #1
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 
How to make Windows 7 64-bit Laptop into firewall

Hey guys,

I have Windows 7 64-bit installed on Lenovo Laptop and I want to use it for powerfull firewall. Specs are under below.

Processor: 2.80 GHz Core2Duo
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 80 GB
OS Installed: Windows 7 64-bit

Can anyone tell me how to make into firewall.

Regards.


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18 Jan 2017   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Here! Give this a look. Hope it helps you out. How to Turn a Spare Computer Into a Super Powerful Router/Firewall
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19 Jan 2017   #3
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Here! Give this a look. Hope it helps you out. How to Turn a Spare Computer Into a Super Powerful Router/Firewall
I want to make it Firewall not Router.
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19 Jan 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Seems to me the term router is pretty much what this machine would be
Why is what I would inquire

Do like most people would if you want more than windows firewall get a paid for security suite and use it's third party firewall offerings
Why complicate matters which you and I do not understand
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19 Jan 2017   #5
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

There's quite a few Linux firewalls to choose from eg -

10 Useful Open Source Security Firewalls for Linux Systems

Many years ago I built one using Smoothwall, just as an exercise. I used a pretty low spec old desktop, but that didn't affect www speed. One requirement is, however, a minimum of 2 LAN sockets. Jumping in at the deep end with Linux and firewall concepts at the same time proved to be a steep learning curve.
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19 Jan 2017   #6
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badcrc View Post
There's quite a few Linux firewalls to choose from eg -

10 Useful Open Source Security Firewalls for Linux Systems

Many years ago I built one using Smoothwall, just as an exercise. I used a pretty low spec old desktop, but that didn't affect www speed. One requirement is, however, a minimum of 2 LAN sockets. Jumping in at the deep end with Linux and firewall concepts at the same time proved to be a steep learning curve.

I dont have a minimum of 2 LAN sockets on Laptop.
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19 Jan 2017   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You could try adding a USB to Ethernet adapter, here's a Newegg page with some of these:

usb to ethernet adapter - Newegg.com
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19 Jan 2017   #8
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
You could try adding a USB to Ethernet adapter, here's a Newegg page with some of these:

usb to ethernet adapter - Newegg.com
Which is better. Internet Security with Firewall OR make old laptop into Firewall?
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19 Jan 2017   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't know.
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