Firewall for home
Posted on 2011-09-23
I would like some advice on wether to go with ipcop 2.0 or use a ASA 5505 for my firewall at home. I have a satalite connection 1.5mps that i use for internet connection. I would like to be able to monitor traffic and of course keep ppl out. My network will consist of a direcway 9000 for internet connection. A cisco e4200 wireless router, then either the ipcop or cisco asa5505. This is what i will use on the network: 2 laptops, 2 ipads and a desktop pc. I have some understanding of networking but a long ways to go. i have used the prvious version of ipcop and liked how it showed the connections(incoming and outgoing). The cisco 5505 i have used the gui but i dont know how to see the incoming and outgoing traffic. i also dont know the cli. So any advice for me would be most gracious. I am looking for a why one may be better solution than the other. The cisco ASA5505 has 1GB of memory and the ipcop will be a P4 with 1Gb of memory.