Hardware for small Office max 8 Clients
presently we use an netgear fvs318 but while our isp upgrades the wan to 100mbits the fvs318 has not enough throughput to 100mbit wan-lan. while looking to find a new firewall i find pfsense. my idea is an old server perhaps less than 200€ which i can use, perhaps with 6-8 gibit ports (intel quad card as an extra?) what do you think of these:
perhaps the power consumption could a bit to high. can you advise another good 19" for this?
The Dell might be able to push more bandwidth, but both can hand;e 100Mbits just fine. I have that Supermicro, and it can handle to around 330MBits/sec.
ok thanks. i found another:
is similar. the question about that is, make it sense to add dual or quad 1gbit nics for the 6 clients? or make it no difference to use 1port for wan(100mbit) and the other for lan (1gbit). or whould it be better, administration, error analysing, logging etc. to use the server also as an "router"?
For 100mbps, one wan and one LAN is more than enough. Of course if you are going to do vlans or lots of internal routing, have a nic in lass setup might not be a bad idea. You can always add it later also, or if it needs to be the budget now, get it. You can always use it when you need it