Silent 1Gbps Routing?



  • I now have a 1Gbps connection and I'd like to build a pfSense router that can route it, silently. My silent Atom D2500 pfSense can only manage 500Mbps.

    My Asus RT-AC68U can handle the 1Gbps without breaking a sweat. Silently.

    Are there any boxes than can run pfSense and handle 1Gbps (silently) in the $199 range? $299? $399?



  • @mevans336:

    I now have a 1Gbps connection and I'd like to build a pfSense router that can route it, silently. My silent Atom D2500 pfSense can only manage 500Mbps.

    My Asus RT-AC68U can handle the 1Gbps without breaking a sweat. Silently.

    Are there any boxes than can run pfSense and handle 1Gbps (silently) in the $199 range? $299? $399?

    See if you think this one is interesting….
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=90954.0



  • @edwardwong:

    @mevans336:

    I now have a 1Gbps connection and I'd like to build a pfSense router that can route it, silently. My silent Atom D2500 pfSense can only manage 500Mbps.

    My Asus RT-AC68U can handle the 1Gbps without breaking a sweat. Silently.

    Are there any boxes than can run pfSense and handle 1Gbps (silently) in the $199 range? $299? $399?

    See if you think this one is interesting….
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=90954.0

    That is not the answer I was hoping for, but it's close enough.

    Thank you.



  • @mevans336:

    @edwardwong:

    @mevans336:

    I now have a 1Gbps connection and I'd like to build a pfSense router that can route it, silently. My silent Atom D2500 pfSense can only manage 500Mbps.

    My Asus RT-AC68U can handle the 1Gbps without breaking a sweat. Silently.

    Are there any boxes than can run pfSense and handle 1Gbps (silently) in the $199 range? $299? $399?

    See if you think this one is interesting….
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=90954.0

    That is not the answer I was hoping for, but it's close enough.

    Thank you.

    Because you want a passive cooling device? If so then those Intel Rangeley will be only option (but they are really expensive), and I'm actually trying to modify it so that I don't need a fast spinning fan.



  • Because you want a passive cooling device? If so then those Intel Rangeley will be only option (but they are really expensive), and I'm actually trying to modify it so that I don't need a fast spinning fan

    Indeed.

    My Atom device was $300 - that included SSD, Atom D2500, 2 x Intel NICs, case, PS. etc.



  • My 1037U also come with case + PSU (not just a mobo), with CF card installed. But I have to agree that price on AliExpress is not that attractive (because the one I bought from Taobao is only USD 150)



  • @edwardwong:

    My 1037U also come with case + PSU (not just a mobo), with CF card installed. But I have to agree that price on AliExpress is not that attractive (because the one I bought from Taobao is only USD 150)

    I guess we just need to wait for x86 to catch up. :)



  • @mevans336:

    @edwardwong:

    My 1037U also come with case + PSU (not just a mobo), with CF card installed. But I have to agree that price on AliExpress is not that attractive (because the one I bought from Taobao is only USD 150)

    I guess we just need to wait for x86 to catch up. :)

    They do, look at those Rangeley platforms (C2358/C2558/C2758, some of them are selling in pfSense store), they are targeted for communication and really a good one, but too expensive, and that's the reason I built with C1037U instead.



  • @edwardwong:

    @mevans336:

    @edwardwong:

    My 1037U also come with case + PSU (not just a mobo), with CF card installed. But I have to agree that price on AliExpress is not that attractive (because the one I bought from Taobao is only USD 150)

    I guess we just need to wait for x86 to catch up. :)

    They do, look at those Rangeley platforms (C2358/C2558/C2758, some of them are selling in pfSense store), they are targeted for communication and really a good one, but too expensive, and that's the reason I built with C1037U instead.

    Hello,

    in the Q4/2015 Soekris will be placing his new net6801 model also with an Intel C2758
    (8 Core / 8 GB) this could do this job also silent as I see it right, if you want to have a
    look over here is a Link to them Soekris net6801


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