Hardware needed for OpenVPN rig?



  • I use a VPN which uses Blowfish-CBC 128-bit encryption. It needs to handle over 100Mbps internet speeds, my current router can barely handle 10Mbps over OpenVPN.

    I've been looking at the PfSense SG-2220 and some of the old computer parts around house to try and put something together, just wondering how much power I'd need?

    I think I have an old AMD Phenom X4 rig lying around, would that be enough if I added 1gb nic to it?



  • Site-to-Site or remote user?? How many sessions you expect to run in the same time??



  • @nsi-fusion:

    Site-to-Site or remote user?? How many sessions you expect to run in the same time??

    It's going to run a OpenVPN Client to connect to a privacy VPN, ~5 computers connect to an AP, that connects to the rig/pfsense box and then that connects to the 4G router.



  • Would love to also hear someone's input on this, I have 350Mbps connection, and I want to have a dedicated openvpn rig.



  • Would love to also hear someone's input on this, I have 350Mbps connection, and I want to have a dedicated openvpn rig.

    SG-2440/4860

    ASUS Q87T (BIOS update to F4 is needed)
    Intel Core i3 (4 Core @3,0GHz)
    Intel i350-T4 (Quad port NIC)
    miniPCIe WiFi & mSATA card
    PicoPSU 160 Watt
    8 GB RAM
    M350

    Supermicro C2558/C2758
    PicoPSU 160 Watt
    8 GB RAM
    M350

    Gigabyte GA-6LISL
    Intel Xeon E3-1240v3
    Intel i350-T4
    8 GB RAM
    M350