Building a pfsense firewall - will this hardware do it ?
Hello. i was searching google for an open source firewall and found pfsense and it looks great and will do all i need it to do.
i have this hardware and i was wondering if this would be a good setup for my pfsense firewall?
what i have
Gigabyte j1800-d2h motherboard (i already have this at my home, so i want to use this as my platform)
4 gb ram
linksys router (ddr-wrt firware)
what i need to buy
TP-LINK TG-3468 PCIe Gigabit Adapter (so i can get two Ethernet ports)
INTEL Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (and make it wireless so i can replace my old 10/100 router with an gigabit switch)
Check your hardware in the compatibility list.
The TP-Link NIC seems to be based an a Realtek chipset. Both aren't exactly knows as outperformers.
The people who develop FreeBSD tend to use a lot of high end hardware because they're mostly sys admins and run real servers and only recently getting decent wifi support. Your best bet for PFSense hardware is Intel and no wifi.
good to go.