Hardware suggestion for Pfsense with OpenVPN client
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I am looking for a mini pc to handle Pfsense as VPN router (PIA). Right now I use an old pc with an AMD Phenon II 965 CPU and 16gb RAM. My internet speed is 250/25 Mbps. With PIA and AES-128-CBC encryption I get a speed over VPN from 145/23 Mbps. More or less I am satisfied with that speed.
From reading topics in this forum I understand that for OpenVPN it's better to have a cpu with higher frequency and that cores are less important.
Does somebody have experience with a box which will give approximately the same speed over VPN? Only need VPN for max 2 clients.
AMD Phenon II 965
I would have expected that CPU to be able to move more OpenVPN traffic than that. It is limited by the connection or the other end?
Almost any modern CPU will be capable of 150Mbps OpenVPN given the right encryption settings.
Plugje last edited by Plugje
Think it is limited on the other end. With the PIA client on my laptop I also don't get a higher speed. Right now did a test again, now I get 190/24 mbps.
Are you sure any modem can get this speed? According this thread PfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance for instance the Celeron J1900 and Celeron N3150 has a lower performance.
And before I used a Linksys N300 with DD-WRT and got 1/3 of the above speed.
Well the J1900 is pretty poor at single thread performance and also is 5 years old. The N3150 is a very low power laptop CPU.
I should have specified almost any recent desktop/server CPU