Whats the Firewall & VPN Throughput for PFsense 2.0.2



  • Does the VPN and firewall throughput for PFsense vary to what the original specs for my hardware show?

    Firebox X1000 Original Firmware specs
    Firewall Throughput 225/240 Mbps
    VPN Throughput 75/100 Mbps



  • What hardware and what are those specs shown?


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    250 users PPTP/hardware specs??



  • @Cry:

    What hardware and what are those specs shown?

    Watchguard Firebox X1000

    those are the specs shown for the original firmware VPN and Firewall throughput.

    i am wondering if having PFSense installed will give higher or lower numbers.



  • The VPN throughput will depend on what VPN you use (just don't use PPTP since it's security is broken).

    Looking at the CPU spec (1.2 GHz or 1.4 GHz Celeron) I'd expect similar or possibly higher throughput, but probably not by a massive amount. Of course, you'd need to find somebody who's actually running pfSense 2.0 on one to know for certain.



  • @Cry:

    The VPN throughput will depend on what VPN you use (just don't use PPTP since it's security is broken).

    Looking at the CPU spec (1.2 GHz or 1.4 GHz Celeron) I'd expect similar or possibly higher throughput, but probably not by a massive amount. Of course, you'd need to find somebody who's actually running pfSense 2.0 on one to know for certain.

    Thank you very much, that helps out a lot, i will be upgrading the CPU to a P4 1.4Ghz, im not a fan of the Celerons


  • Netgate Administrator

    The vpn throughput will be lower because pfSense can't use the vpn accelerator card in the firebox.

    Steve



  • The reason i ask is when streaming a video and then just downloading one item causes the streaming to act up, i was planning to implement OpenVPN at somepoint hence the VPN throughput question


  • Netgate Administrator

    If you are having problems with streaming services you can prioritise that traffic using traffic shaping.
    Is it maxing out your WAN connection bandwidth? Using all your cpu cycles?

    Steve

    Edit: typo



  • ill stream and download a few things at once and check what the device is up to and post


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