Post your pfSense OpenVPN speed, and what hardware you are using.
no_jah last edited by no_jah
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:
And when I run Ookia Speedtest over OpenVPN it looks like this, and I'm suprised how little it affects the speed:
mhab12 last edited by
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.
no_jah last edited by
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:
With OpenVPN client:
When running OpenVPN at full speed the CPU utilation is about 10-12%
Kevin45 last edited by
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.