Any benefit in moving from EdgeRouter Lite to SG-1100?

  • I m running an EdgeRouter Lite 3 but have wanted to try pfsense for some time now. I have watched Lawrence Systems review of the SG-1100 and ran the same iperf speed test on my network. His results were ~700 Mbits/sec (TCP) and 921Mbits/sec (UDP)

    Is there any benefit in me moving to an SG-1100 or should I be looking at the SG-3000 or a custom build?

    TCP Results

    [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.03 GBytes   887 Mbits/sec                  sender
    [  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.03 GBytes   886 Mbits/sec                  receiver

    UDP Results

    Test Complete. Summary Results:
    [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Jitter    Lost/Total Datagrams
    [  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  4.25 GBytes  3.65 Gbits/sec  0.371 ms  552645/554429 (1e+02%)  
    [  4] Sent 554429 datagrams

  • Do you have gigabit internet? If yes start with a 3100.

    I used PFSense in the past. Switched to an Edgerouter 6p. Then I recently moved to a Netgate SG-3100.

    I forgot how much I loved PFSense. From all the routing I did with the edgerouter it is just easy to do with PFSense. For the same money the performance won’t be as great as an Edgerouter for pure routing but as long as it is enough it is enough.

    I have gigabit up/down and a block of IPs I split between some servers and my office. 3100 handles it fine.

  • I don't have gigabit internet but would like my internal routing to be close to 1 gigabit as possible, and going for the 1100 seems like it may be a backwards step.

  • @edz yeah. Could be a little under powered.

  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes I would also say you should be looking at the SG-3100.

    That UDP number seems wild.... like it lost almost all the traffic. How did you test that?


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