I've downloaded, installed and seem to have Untangle working for my home network. (I'm on the internet, so I assume it's working.)
I wanted to use this to control and monitor my children's use of the internet.
We have so many devices web enabled, that trying to control them all is a bit crazy.
We have 3- PS3s, 2 XBOX 360s, 4 laptops, 3 computers, an Ipad, and 3 ipod touches.
I am a microsoft network admin by trade, so networking isn't foreign to me, but I really don't want to spend all day working and have to come home and work some more.
I decided to try this as a solution for having better control over what is permitted access at what time, and what level of access they get.
So far, things look fairly easy, although I'm wondering about apps for Untangle.
As an example, the area of the world I live in, we have one ISP, and their largest package permits 70 GB bandwidth / month, and charge $10/GB overage. With 8 of us in the house, it can quickly go higher than 70GB if we're not careful. I thought the Bandwidth control app would be a good fit, although the price tag seems a bit steep for home use.
Are there more apps available free that are not part of the standard install? Or is there an area to find apps that are priced more towards a family enviroment like I'm in, or have I just chosen a product that is way overkill for my environment?
Thanks for any and all input!