Box recommendation needed



  • Been playing with an old PC for testing but it's time to get s fanless box for fixed setup

    Hi I have a new 1Gb home connection

    Have a ubiquiti access points so WiFi is sorted.

    Have over 30 WiFi home automation devices mostly mqtt switches plus sensors (and growing) 5 PC clients plus freeNAS and Plex

    Must be able to VPN into the house and block ads

    Would these generic J1900 boxes on AliExpress be up to the job ?



  • @rustydreamcast said in Box recommendation needed:

    Would these generic J1900 boxes on AliExpress be up to the job ?

    Only hands-on experience could answer that question, as these devices often even do not match their description that came along with it.
    Like : "Includes Inttel" NIC's ".
    Or : "State of the art power brick (238 V AC only).
    Etc etc.

    They look not very expensive. true. If they are good , pull of the job , are supported, wide user experience, etc ? You tell us ;)

    edit : Devices like this come with guarantees- most questions, if not all, are known up front. You're actually close to be able to know what you will have.



  • Thanks the old PC is running rock solid just getting in the neck over the look. The board is itx

    I'm currently thinking of getting a different smaller case and hiding it 😜



  • @rustydreamcast said in Box recommendation needed:

    Would these generic J1900 boxes on AliExpress be up to the job ?

    In a not so near future the J1900 would prob. not be supported by pfSense , due to the missing AES-NI instructions.

    Pick a (64bit) CPU that supports AES-NI

    /Bingo


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