I'm a new owner of a Firewalla Gold. I had some quick questions for folks here pre-setup that I hope might save me a lot of angst and colorful language. :)
I'm wondering if most people setup their Gold as a router or go with one of the two 'add-on' modes?
If the latter does anyone also own a Fingbox? I like the way my Fingbox actively blocks any new device joining my network vs. what appears to be a Firewalla notification but no block. Given that in simple mode both devices would use ARP spoofing I have heard there are workarounds to get them to play nicely together but these seem to result in using the Firewalla intrusion notification rather than Fingbox blocking.
Any one have any experience with this?
Secondly, would I be correct in assuming that using Firewalla in router or DHCP mapping mode avoids this issue?
Finally, on a more general level from reading some reviews (post my excited purchase) it appears that the Firewalla perhaps needs to connect to Firewalla's front and backend in order to function? Is this correct and, if so, is this a single point of failure for the system when/if Firewalla's infrastructure goes down? Will I get spammed with notifications and, perhaps more importantly, if I'm in router/DHCP mode will my network still function without a connection to the Firewalla mothership?
Thanks to all in advance.
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