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  • hello,

    i'm currently running a'n old computer with pfsense. in the near futher we would like to update the machine.
    becaus our internet speed is increasing from 8Mb to 500Mb.

    so i think oure pfsense box is running to the max.

    my currently setup is:
    AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
    2 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s)
    2.1-RELEASE (amd64)
    built on Wed Sep 11 18:17:48 EDT 2013

    on the new machine i will update to the newest version, if i now update my internet speed is 1/4 from what i now have.
    so no update for me.

    the setup is on a camping, where we only use captive portal and a proxy server to block some websites.

    what should i do, build a machine my self or order a pfsense box from the store, and which one or what would be the best hardware.
    we have limited budget.

    when i look at the configurater when on speed of 500+Mb you need a server class setup, in my opinion a bit overkill. but we would like to server full speed to oure customers.

    so please need some advice on this one.



  • I have 1 machine that I use for personal use running this exact same processor:  64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+

    Seems to have no problems with my fiber connection.

    Why don't you install the connection first then speed test it to see if it saturates your NICs /CPU?

    Then upgrade if its not up to it?