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Sophos XG v17-Installation


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.




Motherboard and CPU


Overall Hardware Overview




Installing Sophos XG v17 – Part 1


Installing Sophos XG v17 – Part 2



The next sections will get more under the hood and we will explore rules, filters, network configurations, and security.  I truly believe this is one of the best solutions out there that is provided at no-cost to home users.  If you are concerned about security, consider giving this a try.  The learning is a bit higher than off the shelf routers but the end result is definitely worth it.  Check back for the next videos.



By |2017-11-03T03:12:35+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Firewall, Hardware, Networking, Routers, Security|1 Comment

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I am an enthusiast with more than 25 years of experience and passion in computer technology. For the past 10 years I have been drawn to home theater, media distribution, portable devices, and home storage solutions. I strive to stay current in consumer technology and I am constantly experimenting with different products and philosophies to achieve the best results. I spend most of my free time trying, testing, and experimenting with various hardware and software products and endeavor to pass on whatever I learn to others.

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  1. Peter Ferguson 11/03/2017 at 5:59 AM

    I had Sophos 9 and 10 as my UTM but gave up when they moved to the XG and went back to UT (especially when they also gave a free version).

    I will follow your install and the hard bit (configuration) with the intention of changing back to sophos.

    The Hardware you picked is unbelievable for the price. I am sure it took many hours of work and I say to anyone following that they will not get a better rig for the job for the price.

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