I am going to be helping a company that is a 8 user workgroup currently to a new server with SBS 2003. I will have two nic's in the server one for the wild side and the other for internal network. My question is this, I am having the ISP put in a static IP add, currently they have a dynamic ip with the router acting as the dhcp server. My question is whether I should spend the extra money for a firewall appliance to replace the current router, and if so can you recommend any for this size network. They have light to med internet usage and will be using remote desktop for two pc's that work remotely sometimes, they are currently happy with the speed.
I'm also wondering if it is possible to turn a netgear consumer grade router into a access point by just turning off the dhcp and firewall functions on the router... will be needing a access point on the internal network