Best hardware advice
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)
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?