Performance needed for an Internet gateway
I have an ADSL Internet access and I'm planning to set up
some sort of firewall/gateway for my home network.
Here's what I roughly have in mind:
NAT / port forwarding
bandwidth management / trafic shaping
some sort of secure access for my laptop through wireless network
I was wondering what sort of processing power is needed for such a
I'm asking this because whatever solution I chose, I want it to be
silent as I already have a lot of noise comming from the other PCs.
So what I try to decide is whether to use some commercially available
hardware firewall like the ZyXEL ZyWALL10, or maybe an old second hand
laptop running Debian.
Many thanks for your help in advance!