hi! im a newbie at linux. i would like to set up a firewall/internet sharing system to be able to give net access to my other PCs.

I tried installing smoothwall on an old PC with dual LAN cards and got the system to work (thanks to the help of a friend) giving other PCs connected to a switch net access. We tried the system on a LAN wherein we get an automatic connection to the net upon bootup of the system but i have no idea how to get the firewall to work if i am required to login.

hope someone can help.