Post your pfSense OpenVPN speed, and what hardware you are using.

  • I'm thinking of buiding a dedicated pfSense box, and I'm interested in what hardware to us, I want to use as low power as possible without loosing more speed than neccessary

    My current pfSense is a ESXI VM running on a Supermicro X10SLM+-LN4F with Xeon E3-1240 v3 and 32GB RAM
    The pfSense VM uses 4 cores and 4GB RAM, and the only plugin I use is pfBlockerNG.

    My ISP speed is a 150/50Mbit/s cable connection, and when I run Ookia Speedtest without OpenVPN it looks like this:
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    And when I run Ookia Speedtest over OpenVPN it looks like this, and I'm suprised how little it affects the speed:
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  • I'm running an SG-4860 at home and get nearly the same throughput as I do without VPN. I don't often have an opportunity to fully saturate the line as we have a 1g symmetric f/o connection from Cox at home. I just tried Speedtest running OpenVPN from work where we have 100m symmetric fiber on TWC and got the following:

    Speedtest on TWC Fiber: 90.8/96.1
    VPN to Cox at home on SG-4860: 84.3/91
    little over 6% overhead/reduction due to VPN

    I think this has more or less held true when I've had access to better bandwidth as well. Have never run into an issue where the 4860 is the bottleneck.

  • Now I've put together a new dedicated pfSense box. I've used the following parts:

    Chassis: Supermicro SC513F-350B
    Motherboard: Supermicro X9SCL-F
    CPU: Xeon e3-1220Lv2
    RAM: 12GB DDR3 ECC, not sure about make or model
    SSD: Kingston SSDNow A400 120GB

    My connection is uppgraded since last time, so now it is: 300/50Mbi/s
    And this is how it looks now.

    Without OpenVPN client:
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    With OpenVPN client:
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    When running OpenVPN at full speed the CPU utilation is about 10-12%

  • I am Getting

    Download: 340 MBPS
    Upload: 60 MBPS

    Hardware Specs are

    CPU: 4 Cores
    Ram: 8 GB
    SSD: 500 GB

    My Inernet connection is good and I got more Speed without pfsense openvpn but there is not that much difference.

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