How do I find a firewall for at home that can deal with a very fast (32-100 Mbit) cable connection in Switzerland?
I have a local home network with about five devices that all want to access the Internet. Up till now, I have always used ADSL for connecting to the Internet. I used a router that hooked directly into the telephone line and allowed me to connect to ADSL. The router also acted as a NAT and Firewall between the Internet and my local network, so I had a "reasonable" amount of security in place.
However, I am now "upgrading" from a 5 Mbit ADSL line to a 32 (and possibly later on 100) Mbit cable connection. The cable company, a Swiss company not Comcast(!), provides a cable Modem, which I would like to hook into my network. However, if I understand this right, if I would use my existing ADSL router, it would consider this connection part of the LAN and therefore not provide any firewall. I am therefore looking for a firewall that plays nice with the Thomson cable modem.
I have found devices such as the Netgear Prosafe 8-Port gigabit VPN Firewall
, which would provide me with a firewall between my local network and the WAN. However, although all the network ports are Gigabit ports, this specific device only provides up to 25Mbit/s transfer rates between the WAN and the LAN
, whereas my cable connection should be faster than that with speeds up to 100Mbit. When I look around for other devices, they all seem to be even slower.
What am I missing? Am I misinterpreting some of this information? Do I need to buy a really expensive, professional, firewall in order to get this to work?
BTW: I prefer Netgear as I have had really good experiences with their hardware!