I haveing 2 issues.
1) my wireless router is always dropping up and down. It is stable at times but it's matter of time before it drops completely. Then it's up in 1 to 5 mins depending.
I was thinking was comcast but the servers and pcs on wires LAN are up.
I have ASUS wireless router and netgear wireless router they not old about 1 year to maybe 2 years they b/g/n. Not AC but some devices would be able use it anyway.
Wireless devices: 4 laptops, 2 iPhones, 1 android tablet and 2 iPads.
I need a strong signal reliable stable device enterprise level is fine instead of using best buy items?
2) which I put out a seperate post on here and spice works is I have business class comcast with (( 16 ip's ))
Small company but growing.
Firewall with wan can handle multiple IP's
Setup is this comcast router in pass thru mode so it just raw delivering internet traffic to the old firewall. A shamed to aha was using Microsoft ISA 2006 up to 2 years ago it failed then just made cable to one gigabit switch called "external" which was connect to the where the servers which have 2 NIC's I hook one cable to the external and assign it the static external IP address and then a cable from the external switch would go the wireless router to the 24 port switch and give access to the internal LAN for all wired devices plus the wireless giving access to the wireless devices.
I bought a temp firewall. Netgear profsafe 8 port VPN firewall fvs318g to put some security here where now it's Comcast to external wireless switch ( because it can not NAT to NAT to that many ips ) so still have an external cable coming from comcast router to external switch to each of the 5 servers directly using Microsoft firewall on. Which is not secure. And netgear is defending the LAN.
NOW AT THE PRESENT MOMENT::
cable now from comcast to external switch to Netgear profsafe 8 port VPN firewall fvs318 then to 24 port switch which is internal LAN of 6 pcs and then cable to wireless router.
Thought pressure of the wireless would make it more reliable not using as sole router anymore but no up and down still.
So looking at an enterprise firewall.
Told not to buy one to use pfsense etc was looking at watch guard and Cisco kinda sonicwall
Monitoring which I need. I need to know what is going on I have used fluke to Orion as external software monitoring but like a firewall the provided it?
I may need to split this question up!
But do think a wireless and firewall in one would be good idea. Thoughts appreciated on that.
So want a wireless device that is powerful and not just home use type.
And looking at firewalls. Enterprise, monitoring, can handle 16 ips. Traffic here is not super heavy but want a bit of concurrent conntions and VPN not so much maybe 2 people servers get remoted into using Microsoft RDP.
Lot info I know but I need help plus. And treat my as 3 year and telling me certain things even though I might already understand it.