I have been using most basic functions of Sophos Firewall and so far I have been lucky that I do not have any issues with updating firmwares. I would not have the capacity or ability to troubleshoot should anything went wrong. So I have decided to retire the SG115Rev2 in favour of a simple home router. But before I do that, does anyone know if I can install a simple software in SG115Rev2 that will be similar to a home router?
Installing a 3rd party software on the sophos hardware will require you to learn a new product, configure it and do software updates to the included firmware packages just like XG. You can and if you go…
Sophos firewalls are basically a PC, so any firewall software that will run on a PC should work on the Sophos (although they don't support UEFI). That said, you won't find software that will run on a PC that is easier to configure than your current Sophos software.
If you do go for a 'basic' router, make sure you get a decent brand with a good reputation for updates because keeping them free of security issues by regularly updating ithe firmware s extremely important. I probably wouldn't use any ISP supplied router.
There are so many basic home routers within a price range that I simply get a headache doing research. I do have an ancient Technicolor unit that I use only as a modem that automatically configures to works with any ISP, an ancient Linksys EA6700 router and a not-so-old TP-Link VR500V modem/router. I think I will just made do with these now until I have capacity to do more research on which router I should buy.
SG115 Rev2 | NEXCOM DNA 120 | Intel Atom E3827 Bay Trail Dual Core 1.7GHz | 8GB DDR3 | 64GB SSD | Totally no idea what I was doing!