I am looking to encrypt network traffic Into and out of my home network. I was thinking about using requested IPsec but i was wonder if their is a better way or if IPsec would actually do what i want it to do.. I am already using an L2TP protocol for my media center PC. Can anyone help?
well not much i have been dealing with someone hacking my network they havent actually gotten in but they they have tried to use something called pro rat to get into my computer. i have been able to lock them out at least for now i have all their information. I was just hoping to use something like a requested IPsec or something to prevent him from using that connection to do any harm. I already have a vpn set up to my parents house so i can help them out with small stuff on their computer.
Yeah, that's a VPN. It "tunnels" your data past the firewall and directly into the internal network on the other side.
A good firewall setup should keep most anyone out of getting in. A NAT usually does a decent job, but NATs are NOT firewalls and they are not designed with lots of security in mind. There are ways around a NAT.