Opinions on this pfsense box

  • CPU: Opty 146
    Mobo: DFI Lanparty RDX200
    Mem: 2x 1gb G.Skillz HZ
    HDD: 1x 36gb Raptor
    Using both lan ports which are Marvell's one is pci the other is pci-e and also use a NIC which is a DMZ.

    Just curiuos how this setup will fair with:
    1 PS3 (dmz)
    1 Xbox (dmz)
    2 Wii
    1 Desktop
    2 Laptop

    About the only packages I plan on really running outside of the firewall is squid and snort.

    EDIT: This is obviously an old desktop I used and is doing a whole lot of nothing.  The CPU can be overclocked easily to 3ghz without any additional voltage.

  • Netgate Administrator

    It completely depends on your WAN bandwidth. However you'll almost certainly be fine.  ;)


  • You might want to try loading the LiveCD on the setup first.  I'm not certain if the MSK drivers are fixed yet.

  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, you're right. The 88E8053 is the chip which keeps locking up on the Firebox. It will be fixed in 2.1 though. Also I've never had a problem with it running at 100Mbps so perhaps use it for WAN.


  • I had problems with MSK drivers, some watchdog error(s). Supposedly it is fixed in FreeBSD 9. Witch pfSense 2.1 is based on.

    Good Luck

  • Thanks for all the info guys.

    I tried putting the msk on WAN however it would then just crap out hopefully 2.1 comes out soon.  So it currently is sitting on LAN but I might have another pci nic to replace until the fix.

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