PentiumIII INTEL 400 ULV Mainboard: AR-B1666
I could get a mini server barebone for not to expensive. but its only a PentiumIII 400 mhz cpu. my question is what sort of transfer speed would i get from it? also what transfer speed it would deliver if i use the ovpn client? does or did anyone use such a cpu?
thanks in advance
That board appears to be a ULV Celeron not a PentiumIII. Either way it's going to be slow. Do you have any more details?
more details? not really. it comes with 128mb ram but can be upgraded to 512mb. at the moment i use a wrap1e203 with monowall but in the future this is going to be to slow so i thought maybe this 400mhz cpu is going to be faster.
It's hard to say what sort of performance you'd get from it. The nearest equivalent hardware that is well tested is the Alix box. That has a 500MHz AMD chip and 256MB ram. It can firewall/NAT around 85Mbps. 128MB is absolute minimum for RAM, you would want to add more to do almost anything beyond basic firewalling. I can't find out exactly what CPU that board has. Depending on what generation Celeron it is it could be faster or slower than the Alix. There isn't actually a 400MHz ULV Celeron listed here:
I would assume it's an underclocked 600MHz chip but that could still be a number of different CPU that will likely yield very different results.
Depending on what it actually is the throughput will probably be between 50 and 100Mbps. :-\
There is a clue in that the AR-B1666 uses the VIA PLE133T northbridge. This is a Pentium3 era chipset. In which case the CPU is likely to be an underclocked version of this:
Another user was recently using a P2-350 and acheived 50Mbps throughput:
That box will probably be slightly faster than that. But not much! ;)
I could get a mini server barebone for not to expensive. but its only a PentiumIII 400 mhz cpu.
It's only worth it if you get it for free. ;D
Check the Igel 4210 LX thin client. A real stable platform for a bargain.
funny you should mention the igel robi because i found this thread
and after reading it i bought myself one from ebay. it should arrive next week.
thanks stephenw10 for your support, im sure i will comeback when i try to get it running. :D