I thought you would like to know about my success using Smallwall on a laptop. I usually run OpnSense firewall at home using some older computers I have. Since I had an old Dell D810 laptop (about a 2005 model) I thought I would just try an experiment with Smallwall to see what happened. It has a built in gigabit connection but I needed another connection. I found I had an old D-LINK DFE-690TXD 10/100 PCMCIA adapter, but I had no idea if Smallwall supported that model. As my download speed is 100mbps and upload is 10mbps I knew I didn't need anything faster, but still I was skeptical it would work! Fortunately, Smallwall supports that adapter and I was able to get it to work. I set it up with the traffic shaper as well, since our home has 5 heavy computer users (video and gaming), 5 phones, XBox, a few Rokus, etc. To my surprise, it has been up for over two weeks now, I'm getting no lag, and everything is working great. It's working so good I'm just going to leave it up permanently! Thanks for all you do with Smallwall!!!!!
Wow! Frankly I am surprised that card is supported as well! But glad it works for you. We try to keep it lean and mean so it can work well on older hardware, and I guess we did a good job! (And it has to be using less power with the laptop)
I've been meaning to provision new hardware for smallwall. Really. However, my old router just keeps humming along. It's running on a recycled HP T5700 thin client, with a PCI expansion chassis that hold a dual-ported Soekris NIC. It boots from a USB thumb drive.
The T5700 has a 1 GHz Transmeta CPU. It handles a 50/10M connection from Comcast without issue.
Some day I'll get some decent hardware to replace it. Not today.