First, I'd like to say thanks in advance for any help you can provide. It is most appreciated!
I have finally gotten around to finishing my Untangle box, and I am ready to get started with it. I have it installed and running, so I know the hardware is working. There are 3 ethernet ports that I have configured like this:
Port 1 - Mb external port
Port 2 - Gb DMZ port
Port 3 - Gb internal port
My questions are hopefully something that a newb to Untangle, and networking in general, like me can understand and implement. Basically, I was wondering what my best option would be - bridge mode or router mode? I want the security of the firewall, so does bridge mode eliminate that feature? Some of the great people on this Forum have already clued me in as far as turning of DHCP on my router and using my Untangle as the DHCP router, but I am afraid I may run into issues if I have it set up as my router. My next questions is about the DMZ. Would I be correct in assuming I can place network devices in this zone to prevent any firewall issues from affecting performance? I have my TV, Roku XS, blu-ray player and PS3 all networked (wired), so should I place all of them in the DMZ so as to prevent any issues? Or did I interpret the functionality of the DMZ? What I want to have protected by the firewall are my workstation (Windows 7), family PC (Ubuntu based Linux), Boxee PC (still building) and the various wireless devices (Wii, 2 laptops (1 Windows 7 and 1 Ubuntu based Linux), 3 tablets, a 3DS and DSi XL, phones, etc.) that all connect to my wireless network. Is router mode my best option, with the aforementioned DMZ connections?
Again, thanks in advance