Hello every one. I'm new to the forums and from what I have read there is a lot of information I have to catch up on. My home setup is lacking in the security area and I'm looking for the best programs to use to secure my whole network. Currently I have 5 computers all behind a linksys wireless router/firewall. I have various AV programs on each computer but here is what I was looking to do. I have one desktop computer that I don't use all that much and was looking to make it a server. Install a proxy server on it and have it do the majority of scans as the traffic is being passed in to my network. So it would be my cable modem> server> router> and other end user computers/laptops. My goal is to have the "server" computer not only be a form of a print server (just sharing out the printer I have for the house) but to have it be the computer that would either block any thing bad thats coming in or that it would actually be the computer that would get inffected rather then one of my end user computers. My operating systems all are windows but range from win xp 32 bit, vista 32, and vista 64 bit. I have some expereance in some of the corporate programs for scanning (retina, and hercules) but that is way out side my budget. I'm hoping for free software but if there is going to be that much improvement I might break down and purchase the alternative. I did mess around with a proxy server some time ago and the biggest issue I had was the delay in it. I'm hoping for a proxy,firewall/av/malware "server" that isn't going to have much impact on the end users checking there home page if you know what I mean. I do play games as well but I'm sure I'll be able to set up the ports with out much issue. Thanks and I hope I provided enough information.