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  • Hi All, I am new here. I have done some reading but have some questions. I have an ASUS RT-AC66U wireless router. My download speed is 115Mb and I want all traffic on the home network to run through a VPN on OpenVPN. I see this router can't handle the throughput so I want to build a system to act as a router while still using the wireless router for the wifi in my house.

    Can I run from moden>pfsense build>wireless router?

    Since I want atleast CPU powerful enough for 115Mb VPN throughput, has anyone used the G3220 CPU? Was thinking that cpu, ASUS H87i-Plus MoBo, 8GB DDR3 and a 120GB SSD.

    Anyone have any comments or suggestions?

    Thanks for taking the time to help!!



  • Yes, you'll be OK with that setup (Pentium G3220), but some notes:

    • Modem must be "bridge" instead of router
    • Wireless router must be set/used as access point

    So that PfSense is the only router on your network.

    Cheers.


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