Netgear WGR614 Firewall strength & network setup
Posted on 2008-06-10
I'm setting up a network for a small office w/ the following:
- Dell SC440 single NIC server with SBS 2003
(patient data will be stored on this server)
- 3 WinXP Pro desktops.
The internet connection will be verizon dsl modem w/ fixed ip - connected to a Netgear WGR614 v9, which is then connected to a Dell Powerconnect 2716 Switch (can be managed or unmanaged). The switch connects each of the PC's above.
If I run this router with the firewalls enabled on the server and each desktop, how difficult is the system to breach? Is this secure? I do plan to establish either Remote Web Workplace or VPN or both in the near future as well.
Also, given this setup, is it possible to assign the fixed IP to the server? is this done on the Netgear router or on the Dell Switch?