Adding a software/hardware firewall onto a home network


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Afternoon all,

I work in telecoms and have a reasonable understanding of networking.

I'm thinking of adding a firewall into my home network, has anyone done this do you think it is worthwhile? I'm on Virgin Media cable and have the majority of my house wired with some devices connecting wirelessly. I am going to be sticking a Raspberry Pi on the LAN soon, a quick google suggests you can route IP via this and use it as a firewall, failing that I think it's a cheap router and use DD-Wrt or another replacement firmware.

Any thoughts/suggestions?



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Hi, what are you wanting to achieve in your network? You have a firewall albeit fairly basic on the Virgin Media router so you are getting protection that way from there.

With the Pi you only have one NIC and whilst this will work in this configuration, its fairly easy to bypass this and go straight to your router.

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