Sweet small device for pfsense?

  • http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2179675123.html

    Features and specifications listed by Lanner for the FW-7872 include:

    * Processor – 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo T7400, 2.0GHz Core Duo T2500, or 1.86GHz Celeron M 440
        * Memory -- Up to 4GB of RAM via two SO-DIMM slots
        * Display -- VGA output, or serial console
        * Storage -- Up to two 2.5-inch hard disk drives internally, two external, plus CompactFlash Type II slot
        * Networking -- 4 gigabit Ethernet ports, plus optional fifth 10/100 port for IP KVM option
        * Other I/O:
              o 4 x USB (two front, two rear)
              o 1 x serial (for console)
              o 4 x SATA (two internal, two external)
        * Expansion:
              o Mini-PCI slot
              o OPMA connector for optional IAC-AST100 IPMI card
              o CompactFlash Type II slot
        * Operating temperature -- 0 to 40 deg. C
        * Power requirements -- n/s, but uses dual DC power supplies with locking connectors
        * Dimensions -- 13.2 x 8.5 x 1.7 inches (335 x 215 x 44mm)
        * Weight -- 13.2 pounds (6kg)

    Looks pretty sweet to me.

  • I actually bought a FW-7520 from Lanner recently and it's a perfect pfSense machine.  1Ghz Celeron M with 4xIntel 1Gbps and 1xIntel 100Mbps.

  • Anyone have a price on a celeron unit?

  • The FW-7520B that I bought a few months ago was $430 + tax + S/H directly from Lanner.

  • I've been very happy with it.  It's compact, runs on 12v, and has plenty of CPU.  I've been able to push 30MB/s between 2 of the interfaces with no problems.  No special setup was needed.  I just installed 1.2.3-rc2 on a CF card and booted it.  The only out of the norm thing I've done is a few tweaks to get CPU power management running.  If you are in a decently ventilated area (i.e. not an enclosed cabinet inside a wall like my install), then you shouldn't need to worry about it.  The machine is a bit on the pricy side, but well worth the money if you want to do >100Mbps.

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