Hello all, and I hope you can suffer a noob question.
I have a small business network with 1 server, 12 computers, off of a cable modem. My D-Link DI-524 router died (I think it overheated in our West Coast heat wave last week). I've dabbled with Linux in the past, and seen IPCop and Smoothwall Express, and thought now might be the time to try them out.
But I don't want to throw effort after foolishness. What, exactly, will I get from IPCop and Smoothwall Express that I can't get from a replacement D-Link router? And does the fact that I don't really know mean I shouldn't bother? I have an extra 300MHz computer with two NICs that I could use in a pinch, so hardware isn't an issue.