In this post, I will cover everything I did in building a router and installing Sophos XG Firewall v17.  This contains multiple parts as I wanted to capture the entire experience from beginning to end.  The first two sections cover the hardware itself, Motherboard, CPU, RAM and the overall system.  The second covers a fresh installation from an ISO as well as the initial configuration.

In future upcoming posts, I will cover more of the basic configuration settings, principles, as well as creating some basic rules.