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I've been thinking of trying Untangle Free Version to replace my consumer WNDR3700 router at home, or upgrade the firmware on it to DD-WRT.

Albeit a bit of overkill, I have a server setup I recently acquired, so it would be used as a standalone appliance, not a VM environment.

Anyone have any experiences with it? From the interface perspective, it seems to be really slick, and the free version seems to come with every feature I need for just regular home network use.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
Edited by GoHigh - 2/8/11 at 12:51pm
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The free version is more then enough for home use. I use it and enjoy it.
    
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I have it going right now. I have a web server running and no issues ( think open port 80). Using Untangle will allow you to practice some basic networking and as Untangle calls it "1 to 1 Natting". It in incredible to look over the log and see what kind of things are being blocked. Default settings don't cause any trouble with anything I want to do. I kept the AV on my "internal" clients but some people drop it.
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I have it going right now. I have a web server running and no issues ( think open port 80). Using Untangle will allow you to practice some basic networking and as Untangle calls it "1 to 1 Natting". It in incredible to look over the log and see what kind of things are being blocked. Default settings don't cause any trouble with anything I want to do. I kept the AV on my "internal" clients but some people drop it.
How much of management is required to keep it both effective and functional? To be honest, I don't know if I really want to manage all the various components of it on a daily basis or even on a weekly basis... But most importantly, are there network performance gains to be had vs using traditional router? Obviously, people do this for flexible and more complete protection, but I am curious to see how other gains there might be. Thanks.
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It has the first "gain" as in it runs off a proprietary OS,second reading your Network log is more straight forward (at least to me). You do surrender a bit in regards to how much you divulge to the Untangle crew if you need help with setup (speaking of your alias IP's and credentials). It recieves updates but they seem to come less often than Avast updates and Malwarebytes updates. If Kaspersky is getting updated (which I hope it is) I am missing the notifications.
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