Anyone tried out the UP Board?



  • I just heard about this relatively new device recently, and it seems like a perfect end to my search to replace my Sheevaplug, which is doing duties as a NAS server right now, but would like to run Subsonic and the Unifi controller software on it as well.  Looking at it got me thinking that it might make a really nice little pfSense box in the right scenario.  Here's the full specs: http://www.up-board.org/specifications/.  I did ask, and the NIC is a RTL8111G.  Not Intel, of course, but supported I believe, and for a scenario where we're using more CPU power than bandwidth (and of course with a small managed switch) this might be a good little router for a home connection.

    In any case, I'm going to order one to use as a Linux server and will give pfSense a shot on it as well to see if it works and if so, how well.  Just wondering if anyone else beat me to it.



  • If this board had a dual Intel nic it would had been a very nice candidate :)



  • @laped:

    If this board had a dual Intel nic it would had been a very nice candidate :)

    Yep.  But still should at least work with VLANs and a managed switch… provided it will even run FreeBSD.  Like I said, I'm not buying it for pfSense, but it's a pretty neat little piece of hardware... quad core x86 in a raspberry pi form factor?  Yes please.



  • Don't expect too much from the Realtec NIC in conjunction with VLANs.



  • @jahonix:

    Don't expect too much from the Realtec NIC in conjunction with VLANs.

    I'm not.  I'm more excited about the CPU.  I'll post more when I actually get my hands on one.  The recent emergence of pfSense on ARM has dimmed my excitement about this device a tad but it should be fun to tinker with.