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#1 Charcoal

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 10:10 AM

Hi all, I'm looking for some advice on software and possibly some hardware.

 

I'm moving into a new house and will be getting FTTP NBN connected.

Because of how it will be all hooked up (FTTP modem -> (?) -> cat5 though the house) now is the time to think about the something(s) to fill in the (?) part.

I was initially thinking of just using my old ADSL modem/router for the router and WiFi capibility.

But then I thought I could pop in some kind of Squid proxy, something to track internet usage, and possibly some other software, maybe a VPN, but I am open to other suggestions.

 

First up the software:

Squid proxy is mainly because I've wanted to set one up ever since I read about it in the mag. Basically no use for saving data; I'd estimate saving ~50Mb over a month, on a 100Gb cap.

The main thing is a piece of software to track internet usage by device. I have no idea what software is out there to do this.

Also, any suggestions on anything else. I want to keep this light and focused on network admin/reporting; I have a WHS for a bunch of stuff (file/media server, automated backups, remote desktop) and another linux server for dev purposes

 

Secondly the hardware:

I was thinking of something like this: http://www.hardkerne...e=G141578608433

But I'm guessing that what ever I use should have dual Ethernet ports as some kind of pass-though system.

Other than that I have an old 2nd gen Atom netbook that isn't (and can't) doing anyhitng useful right now that might be useful for this.

 

So, thoughts and ideas?
Thanks in advance!


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#2 Master_Scythe

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 10:45 AM

I like ClearOS (formerly Clark Connect)

http://www.clearfoun...e/overview.html

 

It does everything you've listed and worlds more.

 

that ATOM notebook with some more RAM would probably be perfect. Add a USB ethernet card, and away you go.

Especially if it uses a conventional HDD, because then you can add a TB of space for a SQUID or the like :)


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#3 Charcoal

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 11:39 AM

ClearOS looks like everything I could ask for!

 

Currently the netbook has the max of 2Gb of ram and a 60GB ssd; so that should be all right for this.

 

I like ClearOS (formerly Clark Connect)

http://www.clearfoun...e/overview.html

 

It does everything you've listed and worlds more.

 

that ATOM notebook with some more RAM would probably be perfect. Add a USB ethernet card, and away you go.

Especially if it uses a conventional HDD, because then you can add a TB of space for a SQUID or the like :)


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:54 PM

Running a netbook with USB adaptors hanging out everywhere seems a bit ghetto.

Get an EdgeRouter Lite and a good AP if you want to "do it once and do it properly".
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#5 Charcoal

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:45 PM

Running a netbook with USB adaptors hanging out everywhere seems a bit ghetto.

Get an EdgeRouter Lite and a good AP if you want to "do it once and do it properly".

Ghetto is fine; there's a nice big box for it to sit in :D


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