Below are the parts for my build.
It will be used in a small business (16 computers + mobiles phone …) with Virgin media internet 150Mbps.
Will this be okay with squid/squidguard/snort + antivirus running?
What are some things I should know when setting up PFSense?
EDIT : MOTHERBOARD CHANGED TO ASRock - H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard.
Also can you confirm that I have the setup right:
1. Virgin media superhub as modem into PFSense build.
2. Ethernet from PFSense into switch.
3. Computers + AP in switch.
The alternative is to get a SG-2440 with the AP but that is around £200 more. My build seems like it would be a lot more powerful/future proof.
CPU: Intel - Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£44.28 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard (£105.50 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£68.52 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel - 320 Series 40GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Case: CiT - MTX-005B Mini ITX Tower Case w/300W Power Supply (£30.00 @ Ebuyer)
Other: Ubiquiti Networks UAP-AC-LR 175.7 x 43.2 mm 2.4-5 GHz 802.11ac Dual-Radio Long Range Access Point - White (£98.05 @ Amazon UK)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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You could, but for that money you can also get a Qotom box. The Ubiquiti is a good choice, but you may want to think about the LR vs. the non-LR versions. LR doesn't mean 'reaches more area', it means 'can deal with long range clients'. Most clients aren't long range capable ;-) Also, that motherboard has WiFi and RTL8111H. The RTL8111H is not really recommended, and the WiFi should probably not be used in pfSense directly.
The problem with the Qotom box is that its not a recognised brand meaning that my boss probably wont pay for it.
The only reason I have that AP is because its got good reviews and it is cheap.
What motherboard would you recommend ?
I wasn't planning on using the onboard wifi and the motherboard has an intel lan controller. No mention of the Realtek one on the website.
Would this be a better motherboard - Gigabyte - GA-H270N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Final motherboard choice is ASRock - H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard.
Is there anything I should know when setting up pfsense.