Gigabit LAN with an Alix board?
I am currently using a linksys router at home and would like to upgrade to a more advanced router. I currently have a Gigabit switch and a 802.11 N WAP, and I was wondering if I can use the Alix and still get gigabit transfers from PC to PC? I noticed the Alix has 10/100 nic's but I wasn't sure if that was only used for the WAN side?
Ideally I wanted to setup like this: WAN>pfSense>Gigabit Switch>PC's So I guess I wasn't sure exactly how that would work out? I can't seem to find an answer on google.
The lan interface on the Alix doesn't matter, transfers are handled through the switch.
As rugby stated, the local transfers should stay on your switch and thus not matter.
That said, the ALIX is only capable of about 80-85Mbit/s of throughput, so if you were trying to go between interfaces on the ALIX you can't even fill up 100Mbit, let alone 1000Mbit.
Yup, I agree with jimp 100%. I did some testing with an ALIX 2d3 and I think I got about 86Mbps tops
Perfect! thanks guys!
I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy a atom / core2duo and waste more power.
I can't wait to get started…...Thanks again! :)