PFsense as VM
Hello, currently i made some changes to my business shop and we went and change all the equipment (except router) to be capable of handling 1gb speed connection, however , since im using spectrum as ISP, the router that they provide is Not a Gigabyte one, so my question is, if i set the router to act as modem only and I install pfsense as vm machine on my dell r210ii server (1gb Nic), will i get 1gb speed on my LAN? sure right? thank you guys
bepo last edited by
maybe you should provide a network plan. If the NIC from your dell server is connected to a 100MBit NIC the connection is limited to 100MBit. Connection speed is negotiated between NICs.
My router is 100mbps, I’ll be disable routing on it and use as modem so it will connects to a dual intel 1gb nic on my server (one ins and one out for pfsense)!the whole point is to save money on router, but I think you are right, since the internet is coming from the modem, it will limited the speed to 100mbps,
viragomann last edited by
If the router hardware isn't capable of more speed then 100 Mbit you will still be limited to that, even if you go over PPPoE.
SammyWoo last edited by
@itechnify "Router to act as modem." <---This is a strange request. In general routers cannot be modems, although some router boxes have modem built-in. A pfsense box definitely cannot replace a modem.
As usual, apply the BOTTLENECK rule, you final speed is limited by the slowest box in the pipe.
i got it sorted it out... the cable i was using was not good even thought it was a cat6, so now it works.
PS: router can be a modem when it has built in modem capabilities, like spectrums
cheers and thanks