• Hello I'm a noob with pfsense, but I bought a sg-3100 trying to get into pfsense but my question is I'm trying to achieve around 300-400mpbs with a VPN and was told an x86 box would do it as my Asus RT-AC5300 running merlin could not get above 50mpbs while on a VPN (express, Nord,pia) I am using spectrum cable internet getting 500/25 without a VPN on the Asus so I'm wondering would the sg-3100 work as a home router for my needs of wanting to run a VPN without losing to much speed and would i need anything rather than my isp and modem and the sg-3100? thank you for taking the time to read and sorry this is probably such a noob question

  • Netgate Administrator

    You will see much higher thoughput if you're able to use IPSec with the SG-3100. It's on-board crypto hardware works much better there. I have seen >300Mbps over IPSec. I would expect ~100Mbps over OpenVPN. Those figures are very rough though as there are many variables.

    Steve


  • thank you for the replay would something like express be able to do ipsec and be able to be a vpn router?

  • Netgate Administrator

    I have no idea, I've never tried them. I know some VPN services can use IPSec, most are OpenVPN only though.

    Personally I consider all those VPN services of limited use at best. Setting up your own VPN server that you control is better in many ways.

    Steve