Is my Vaio FXA36 laptop pfsense compatible?
maxhouse last edited by
I've got an old Vaio laptop I want to try. Does anyone see anything in these specs that just screams "not compatible"?
Anybody here ever run pf on a FXA36 before? I could add a couple pcmcia ethernet cards with dongles if you guys think it'll work. My current firewall/GW solution: A Buffalo wireless AP/router with the DD-WRT firmware, 200mhz mips cpu, & 16mb ram is choking a little bit on the QOS. I'm giving her all she's got captin!! Anyhow,there's probably no more than 8 users on my home network. I want to do QOS, A/V, Maybe snort and nessus… Just try things out. How much horsepower you think i need? I'd like to re-appropriate the old laptop for this if possible.
MotherBoard: Q3-Project (1A)
Display Size: 15
Hardrive Size: (GB) 20
Memory: (MB) 512mb
Processor speed (MHz) 1000mhz
Processor Model: Athlon (P)
PowerNow! Support: Yes
ATI Rage Model: M1
Video Memory (MB): 8
Bios Recommended Version: R0121K5
<controller chipset=""> <model>USB (2 ports): Via USB (Ver1.1) Controller
Modem: Conexant-Ambit Soft56K (HSF1 WinModem) Data, Fax
Ethernet: RealTek RTL8139CL (broken off. will buy 2 pcmcia dongle nics instead)
PC Card: (PCMCIA 2 Type II) TI PCI-1420 Cardbus Controller
Pointing Device: Alps Touchpad
IEEE 1394 (firewire): TI OHCI Compliant
Audio: Via AC'97
CDRW: Matshita UJDA710
Chipset: Northbridge Via VT8363A KT133A
Chipset: Southbridge Via VT82C686B
IDE Controller (EIDE) Integrated into Southbridge ATA100</model></controller>
yoda715 last edited by
I don't see anything that stands out that will keep you from running pfSense. I would say download it and give it a try. You can boot into the CD without installing anything and that will tell you if pfSense will work on your laptop.