@stephenw10 probably, I'm not super knowledgeable on how this stuff works in the back end. It does make sense that its a driver limitation, or maybe bug? Either way its nice that autoselect works as it should. Can't wait to get my other cards in and top out my provisioned speed. I can see when running a speed test it maxes out my 1Gbe nic in my desktop 😂
All of those links take me to a page that requires login on aliexpress.
Is there any reason the official netgate solution wouldn't work for you?
I'm not sure if the SG-3100 would work for the home, office and guest setup using the LAN and OPT1 interfaces. Not sure if the RT-AC87u setup as an access point with a separate guest login would prevent the guest users from accessing the rest of the LAN it's connected to. My feeling is it wouldn't so you might need another interface and AP for the guest if that's the case (SG-5100).
If price is an issue, I hear good things about the apu2 platform.
Generally speaking most things should work. If something works with FreeBSD 11.1 it will almost certainly work with 11.2 or 11.3 (or 12). The sort of regression that would prevent that is very unusual.
Brand new hardware may require FreeBSD 12 for example or even not be supported at all so it's better to use stuff that has been around for a while in most cases.
and more specific, this one's an i5 https://www.amazon.com/QOTOM-Q355G4-Factory-Firewall-Multi-Function-Appliance/dp/B06XNWLR3J/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?keywords=pfsense+firewall+black-boxes+i5&qid=1553882807&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmr2
This one is a much better choice!
I'm going to get up on my soap box here... keep in mind, you should try to support the pfsense open source project as much as you can. With the Qotom box you found, you're only about $60 away from the "official" Netgate SG-3100 box. I'm not trying to guilt you into a purchase, and I'm not saying you're going to get a better experience with name-brand or not, but being that close in price, I would send my money to Netgate and the firewall project itself.