Hardware for 1Gbps home network
I’m looking for hardware recommendations. I currently have a 1Gbps cable ISP connection and I’m using a UniFi USG. I would like to switch over to a more full featured ngfw so I can run things like ids/ips. I also need something in a smaller form factor because all my wiring is an a closet panel. I’m hoping to find something for under $500 that can run ngfw features at gbps speeds (caveat: the fastest speeds I’ve actually clocked are around 850-900 mbps)
@cpmiller22 probably a bit late but I had a similar requirement and ended up with a Kettop Mi7500L6 for $408 with shipping and added a cheap SSD and 8Gig of memory. This should easily do a 1Gbps connection, manages it for me no issues and I have PPPoE in the mix.
Draws only around 5 watt when idle, no fans, all passively cooled so completely silent.