Router died looking to new hardware
common last edited by
I've been using an old wireless linksys running tomato firmware and it has finally died on me.
Looking to replace with a pfsense setup hopefully to manage:
2 ethernet connected pc's
2 wireless consoles
2 wireless devices (occasional)
I've been up all night reading, but need quick advice:
What hardware should I be looking at to get pfsense running.
Must be efficient - my linksys would only draw around 10w i think.
tommyboy180 last edited by
It really depends on your budget and your needs. FreeBSD allows you to choose from a wide range of hardware and still get great performance.
Right now I have a $400 supermicro 1U pfsense box that is just so much overkill for my needs, even with my torrent addiction. I could easily purchase a used pos on craigslist for cheap and get the same performance that meets my needs.
Here are some things to consider when choosing hardware:
Since you had/have requirements that were satisfied from a linksys device than my suggestion would be to pay no more than $40 on a used PC. You would get 10 times the performance with the used pc vs. the linksys device and power consumption would be comparable with reason (replacing the PSU with a low profile low energy PSU)
eirikz last edited by
Also look at the possibilites to have more playroom, a random server with ESXi will give you a lot more possibilities with running multiple servers, with x-number of nics and other goodies.
Atleast if you are interested in tinkering with different OS´and services.