The SoHo is a very nice idea only it is a pain to set up with no experience, and it is virtually impossible to figure out how to reset it, especially since most of their online knowledge base is accessible only after registering it.
The SoHo is basically a small red box that looks very much like a hub, only it has one WAN port and several LAN ports. You would normally drop the SoHo in between your router and switch/hub or instead of your switch/hub. It’s setup is all web-based and the box comes preset with an IP you type up in your browser. (Which makes things extremely complex once you change the SoHo’s IP and your browser keeps refreshing the old page)
Some of the SoHo’s advanced features can be activated only by registering them via the Internet which is pointless, time consuming and unexplained in the documentation.
The only reason I can think of anyone would install a SoHo is if they are running a bigger FireBox II at a central office and would like to connect via secure VPN
the SoHo is manufactured by a company called WatchGuard who offer 24hr support and also a service called “Live Security” which seems as useless as the rest of their products.