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!