I am upgrading our provider and changing several components of our home network. I am currently using a Linux box as a firewall and am changing to an ISP who are giving me a block of routible IP addresses with a couple of WAN side addresses also. This is only for a home network, but I want to get a bit more in-tune to what I am doing with firewall hardware, and as we use Cisco kit at work, I wanted to see which model would be the most appropriate model to get for such a home network?
I have searched on Ebay and there are a lot to choose from, however, the prices also reflect quality. The Cisco site has given me some pointers, but a lot of the models are upgradable with different add-ons which makes it a bit confusing.
I just want a basic firewall that will allow me to firewall the addresses on the LAN side of the routible IP block.
My ISP can offer me a new Firebrick firewall for £400, or I can stick with the current hardware, which is working fine! I just wanted the challenge!
If there is a more appropriate group then please direct me.