Hi, I plan on upgrading my homenetwork by purchasing a Mac Mini Server, and use it as a webserver, mailserver, timemachine, file sharing, and VPN. I currently have the LaCie 5Big NAS Pro for sharing files on the local network, but could use an upgrade in features and performance. My current internet speed is by Cox, I have 180MBPS download and 50MBPS upload. Now I have several questions, I have port 80 and 25 blocked, will I have any issues in setting up a mail server or webserver? (Is it possible to ask COX to unblock them?) Addionaly, I am unsure if I need a hardware firewall, Netgear has a VPN & UTM firewall, if I need a firewall can you please provide me with a type and specific model number? Below I listed a few possible scenarios for my network setup, please tell me which is the best for my needs or a totaly different setup. 1. Modem => Airport Exteme => Mac Mini Server => Netgear Switch 2. Modem => Netgear Firewall => Airport Extreme => Mac Mini Server => Netgear Switch 3. Modem => Mac Mini Server (Use as Router) => Airport Extreme (Bridge) => Netgear Switch Will I need a firewall software on my Mac Mini with this setup? Anyother Solutions? Anyone have a similar setup? Thanks!