@Ronnie-Wong said in Firewall Question:
@James-Schickley said in Firewall Question:
I'm looking to setup a home firewall. I'm using a comcast router and I'm using wireless and after looking into pfSense I need to be connected to the WAN.
Would something like the Sophos UTM Firewall work in my situation? https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-utm-home-edition.aspx#
I'd also be interested in buying a pfSense device if I had the chance to setup a firewall to work with. What if I bought a netgear nighthawk x6 and replaced the comcast router?
Just remember, you'll still need to have to your cable modem. Sometimes, people mean replacing the modem with just the router. You'll normally see on most standard consumer devices won't have the coaxial interface, you'll need the modem. So I'm not sure if you're referring to the modem as the router. If you are, you can't just replace with the devices you're mentioning. If you put it inline behind the cable modem, then any of the devices you mentioned look great and looks like it will serve your needs. I personally like the pfSense because I've worked with it the most but it does involve a bit of configuration and no "real" wizards for everything. That nighthawk looks beastly!
Comcast sent me a Arris TG1682G which has the coaxial connection. So I could go:
Cable Modem hooked up to Nighthawk and the Nighthawk hooked up the pfSense device.
I've also heard that I need to set my cable modem in a "bridged mode" so it doesn't broadcast wifi? Not sure on that process but if I have the right general idea then I should be ok.