Would like help to find a custom pfsense router build [SOLVED]



  • Hello! :)

    I want to create a custom Pfsense router build, that focuses on the lowest power consumption possible, as well as the lowest money consumption on my wallet  :P.

    I have a home network of 3 users, streaming/downloading on 5 devices pretty much 24/7. Some of those devices are running a VPN.
    My internet speed is 100/100 Mb/s.

    Here is the build that i was suggested by a friend: https://imgur.com/a/RomRu
    I was also recommended this box by a reddit user: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0179S50UU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_5031xbD43WAQQ?th=1

    I am not interested in wireless capabilities, just cable connections.

    I want to know whether or not these builds are overkill, and if i could find something cheaper/lower power usage build.

    If you guys have a build YOU would recommend, it would be very much appreciated.
    Feel free to let me know if i should post more details to help narrow down and find the perfect build.

    Thanks a bunch!  ;D



  • If power is of primary concern, the SG-1000 uses 2.5W when idle and is about $150 complete with a pfSense Gold subscription which is most definitely worth the money just for the videos alone.

    https://netgate.com/products/sg-1000.html



  • @KOM:

    If power is of primary concern, the SG-1000 uses 2.5W when idle and is about $150 complete with a pfSense Gold subscription which is most definitely worth the money just for the videos alone.

    https://netgate.com/products/sg-1000.html

    Could this device support all the clients and traffic mentioned? Its seems very familiar to the Raspberry Pi….

    Thanks for the answer btw!  :D



  • With ease.  I can't find the link anymore, but Jim Thompson posted some performance metrics that showed it could handle your requirements without breaking a sweat.



  • @KOM:

    With ease.  I can't find the link anymore, but Jim Thompson posted some performance metrics that showed it could handle your requirements without breaking a sweat.

    Alright, sounds good! Thanks for the help  ;D