09-16-2010, 08:24 PM
Best Home Configuration
I have an ASG home license with 4 laptops, 4 iDevices, and a few other devices. In the past, I've setup basic transparent proxy and some basic web filter rules. Then I added mine and my wife's laptops to the "adult" group using a statically assigned IP based on our MAC addresses. This worked pretty good for quite some time and then the firewall PC melted.
I got and old PC from work and loaded ASG and restored the ASG configuration from a backup, but nothing worked. No traffic whatsoever. When I use a fresh install, everything works great. It looks like I'll have to reconfigure everything.
My question is... What is the best home configuration? Is there a simple way to authenticate users to the firewall so I don't have to use MAC addresses? I don't have an AD server (all mac & linux), or an LDAP server. It has to be easy, as my wife is not tech savvy. It also has to be fairly transparent because we use our laptops both at work and home.
Thanks for any advice.