Is ASRock D1800M / Intel J1800 ok for gigabit NAT ?



  • Link to official page
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/D1800M/

    Highlights:

    • FANLESS CPU (!!)
    • Micro ATX Motherboard
    • Intel® Dual-Core Processor J1800
    • Supports DDR3/DDR3L 1333 Long DIMM Slots
    • 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1
    • Built-in Intel® 7th generation (Gen 7) graphics, DirectX 11.0, Pixel Shader 5.0
    • Realtek Gigabit LAN

    Will this work with gigabit nat?  I have 980 mbps down, 890 mbps up on average.
    2 or 4 GB ram would probably be enoguh.

    While the realtek lan card isn't the best, I can upgrade to intel cards in the near future.

    This is a very cheap mb+cpu combo, I can get it under 50$.

    Thank you for your time.



  • Also found Q1900M which has a Quad-Core Processor J1900 for a little bit more $.
    Probably the quad-core will be enough for this?





  • Asrock also makes a j2900 (little faster than the j1800) also 4 cores

    Im personally using the gigabyte j1900. It was $79



  • @nzimmers:

    Asrock also makes a j2900 (little faster than the j1800) also 4 cores

    Im personally using the gigabyte j1900. It was $79

    What's your performance like?  I'm interested in pfSense hardware appliance to head up my lab, but I also do not want to spend an arm and a leg.  That being said, I'd still like to push some good performance with with VPN.



  • @vsxi-13

    Here's a test I just conducted measuring LAN -> LAN using TCP with iperf (I didn't tune anything, everything defualt) no encryption

    Cat5e 6 ft direct connection (regular cable, not patch/crossover)

    Test 1
    Iperf Server:
    My personal computer
    Core i3 4130T
    ASUS Mini ITX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards H97I-PLUS
    Used on-board Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V

    Ipfer Client:
    Pfsense
    J1900
    Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V
    Used on-board Realtek® GbE LAN

    Results:
    –----------------------------------------------------------
    Client connecting to 192.168.1.101, TCP port 5001
    TCP window size: 65.0 KByte (default)

    [  3] local 192.168.1.1 port 47614 connected with 192.168.1.101 port 5001
    [ ID] Interval      Transfer    Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0-10.0 sec  864 MBytes  725 Mbits/sec

    Test 2 (i tried the -d  dual test with Pfsense as the server)
    –----------------------------------------------------------
    Client connecting to 192.168.1.1, TCP port 5001
    TCP window size: 63.0 KByte (default)

    [  4] local 192.168.1.101 port 62101 connected with 192.168.1.1 port 5001
    [  5] local 192.168.1.101 port 5001 connected with 192.168.1.1 port 3927
    [ ID] Interval      Transfer    Bandwidth
    [  4]  0.0-10.0 sec  4.02 GBytes  3.45 Gbits/sec
    [  5]  0.0-10.0 sec  17.0 MBytes  14.2 Mbits/sec



  • Thank you for the information nzimmers - can you tell me what version of pfsense you are using? Are you able to reset it without any issues?

    I have read this topic https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=73518.0 and to be frank it scared me a bit. I am looking up for upgrading my dc2500cc pfsense with this but i'm not 100% sure the gigabyte will work as flawless as the intel board…


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