Hi, Someone has asked me to sort out some kind of common gateway for a house of 5 desktops and 1 laptop not just for a net connection but also maybe to share files and provide some kind of security net kids wise. Sounds like i might need to set up a Client/server situation Not sure if they want wireless or wired. I explained wired would be more by the time the labour was paid and consumables. I would be grateful of some pointers. All the clients will be XP so i could use Pro as the main server, but what about the internet side of things? This "main" PC they would like to act as a proxy, firewall and a file sharer. Then it seems that most routers come with 4 LAN ports. I have been looking at Sonicwall equipment that seems reasonably priced and security minded.