I get my m0n0 hardware from the nice people at wisp-router.com
WRAP boards, small aluminum case (red, silver or black), P/S, CF card.
Shipped for about $200 USD.
I have about 10 of these in service now performing various functions
including site-to-site IPSec VPNs, PPTP mobile clients (I know, I know),
DSL firewall, cable firewall, captive portal etc. Most with 3rd ethernet
port as DMZ. All working 100% since installation.
P.S. I just recently replaced one of my client's PIXs with this setup.
> Thanks everyone! I agree with all that your saying, I just needed some
> validation that I was thinking things through.
> Has anyone found a good vendor for momwall appliance gear? I am looking
> something like the soekris. My cabinet is pretty much full and I don't
> anymore heat :) I am located in the US/Pacific Northwest so US vendors are
> my 1st choice.
> On 5/11/06, Ulrik Lunddahl (PROconsult) <ul at proconsult dot dk> wrote:
>> Don Munyak [mailto:don dot munyak at gmail dot com] Wrote:
>> > This is a VERY vague question even for this noob. Just as a very
>> > humble suggestion, maybe list what it is you need the PIX for.
>> > M0n0wall is rock solid with a very large user base and lots of
>> > knowledgeable people willing to help where possible.
>> This might be even more vague, it fits perfectly on both M0n0wall and
>> You can add to the PIX that it's not very easy to configure, but if you
>> have many boxes using configuration files might be more handy and requere
>> less work.
>> Getting help on Cisco PIX might also cost you a lot more, but on the
>> hand, you will never run dry of Cisco PIX professionals, so if you
>> is at risk, money can always buy you a solution if you have PIX
>> hardware in
>> The PIX is not free, hardware is very expensive and software upgrades
>> is a
>> running cost.
>> In my environment we replaced a series of PIX515UR with M0n0wall running
>> on 2U PC servers, and i feel that our security got a very large boost
>> and we
>> now have more options when using out internet lines, all simply
>> because the
>> configuration process is easy and clear, configuration errors are
>> almost no
>> more, and configuration change request are completed 10 times faster.
>> I'm happy that i do not have 25 boxes or more, because there is no
>> management tools.
>> Best regards
>> Ulrik Lunddahl
>> Sales Manager
>> PROconsult Data A/S - Rugårdsvej 15 - 5000 Odense C
>> Tel: +45 63113333 - Tel dir: +45 63113341 - Mobil: +45 26363341 - Fax:
>> E-mail: ul at proconsult dot dk - Web site: www.proconsult.dk