SG-2440 or SG-4860



  • I want your advice about if I need a SG-2440 or SG-4860

    I currently use a Asus RT-AC68U but I'm tired about lack of features and low vpnspeed

    I have a 250/50 Mbit (250 down and 50 up) cable-tv broadband and I will soon change to 250/100 Mbit fiber
    My plan is doing a vpnclient setup on the pfsense router and with policyrules set which traffic goes over vpn or not

    What do you think ? In the future I maybe upgrade to 500 Mbit fiber



  • Can anyone help me with a advice ?



  • Your OpenVPN throughput will depend directly on the CPU speed.  Both have AES-NI but the 4860 has a faster CPU and thus will have higher OpenVPN throughput.  I'm not sure that either model can saturate your connection with OpenVPN, though.  Others may have more specific experience.  Perhaps have a look at this thread: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=115673.0

    Other than that, they are both quite suitable for your needs.



  • @vicotnic:

    I want your advice about if I need a SG-2440 or SG-4860

    I currently use a Asus RT-AC68U but I'm tired about lack of features and low vpnspeed

    I have a 250/50 Mbit (250 down and 50 up) cable-tv broadband and I will soon change to 250/100 Mbit fiber
    My plan is doing a vpnclient setup on the pfsense router and with policyrules set which traffic goes over vpn or not

    What do you think ? In the future I maybe upgrade to 500 Mbit fiber

    Both wont provide you with VPN at the full speed of your current or future connection.

    What is your budget?

    I would go for the SG-2440 based on your current connection speed.



  • My budget cover a SG-4860

    I can´t spend more than $700



  • @vicotnic:

    My budget cover a SG-4860

    I can´t spend more than $700

    You can probably achieve 250Mbps with OpenVPN for $700 but it won't be with either one of these devices.  You're going to need a fast CPU.  I'd wager you can easily do it within your budget but you may sacrifice size and power for performance.  So, either adjust your expectations for OpenVPN or do a custom build.  Clock speed is your friend. Paint, who replied to your topic earlier, has a nice build that you might want to take note of.  I don't have the link at hand but I'm sure he'd be glad to chime in.



  • @whosmatt:

    @vicotnic:

    My budget cover a SG-4860

    I can´t spend more than $700

    You can probably achieve 250Mbps with OpenVPN for $700 but it won't be with either one of these devices.  You're going to need a fast CPU.  I'd wager you can easily do it within your budget but you may sacrifice size and power for performance.  So, either adjust your expectations for OpenVPN or do a custom build.  Clock speed is your friend. Paint, who replied to your topic earlier, has a nice build that you might want to take note of.  I don't have the link at hand but I'm sure he'd be glad to chime in.

    Its in my signature: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=113610.msg631641#msg631641

    According to a different, openVPN theoretical encryption test my machine above can push almost 300mbps. I get close to my 150/150 internet connection over VPN, obviously limited by my connection.


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