Repurposing old i3 for Gigabit speeds?
floppysense last edited by
I have an old system running an i3-530 (first gen) processor. It's dual core and runs at 2.93 GHz. Despite the age, will this be enough to run pfsense on a Gigabit connection? I'm giving the box an Intel dual NIC and at least 4 GB DDR3 RAM.
You may hit a limit if you install some of the hungrier packages but I would expect that to pass 1Gbps without a problem. (normal packet size caveats apply!)
floppysense last edited by floppysense
Many thanks, @stephenw10. I'm thinking possibly snort, as well as maybe OpenVPN and a few other smaller ones. Think I should be okay, or should I leave some out?
Edit: I will be running an SSD.
Try it and see if you already have that hardware. You will probably be able to do more than you expect.
SammyWoo last edited by
This i3-530 has no hardware AES-NI, will break starting with pfsense 2.5.