I'm using Zonealarm, and after some research I've decided it's probably the cause of some bittorrent problems I've had lately, so I want to replace it. Does anyone have any (free) firewall program suggestions? I've heard of one called 'Kerio' - that any good?
Alteratively, I could just get a router and have it all done in hardware. I would need a combined Modem/Router for ADSL (not cable), so I need a router which accepts the RJ11 plug coming from the splitter (most I've seen just accept an RJ45 network cable from a cable modem) - any suggestions?
I have 2 pcs in the house (1 desktop, 1 laptop), and at the moment the laptop shares the net connection using a proxy server. The actual connection is currently a USB ADSL modem on the desktop. home network is using a linkSys Hub, so I don't need a router with a built-in hub/switch, although that would be nice & neat.
If you can get your hands on an old pc there is free software avaliable that can instantly make it a router/firewall.
Here are afew if you consider it:
<A HREF="http://www.ipcop.org" target="_new">IPCOP</A> (needs a 486 or better)
<A HREF="http://www.clarkconnect.org/index.php" target="_new">ClarkConnect</A> (needs PI133 or better)