Amd sempron 145



  • will a sempron 145 unlocked to 2 cores with 4gigs of ddr3, fast enough for routing an 8 port gigabit switch and a wireless ac access point.

    thanks



  • @lenneth101:

    will a sempron 145 unlocked to 2 cores with 4gigs of ddr3, fast enough for routing an 8 port gigabit switch and a wireless ac access point.

    thanks

    What is the CPU frequency?
    How many devices must be served by the pfSense through the switch?
    How many WiFi devices are connected to the WLAN AP? And which throughput is needed?
    What additional packets will be installed, services will be offered, options and functions will be turned on?



  • thanks for the reply

    here is the specs of the spare pc i intend to use

    AMD Sempron 145 @ 2812.4 MHz, single core but can unlocked to dual core.
    4gb cheap ddr3
    AMD Radeon HD 5450
    MCP61M-M3 motherboard
    80GB HDD
    onboard ethernet port plus 1 Port Edimax EN-9260TX-E V2 Gigabit

    gigabit switch with 1 server and 3 PC all gigabit connection, wireless AC AP with 3 laptops and 5 handheld devices (wireless n and ac)

    this will be my first time using pfsense

    home use, video streamming, game servers, firewall, Dynamic DNS, QOS thats all i can think of for now.

    Does the pc have enough horse power to run these?



  • From my standpoint, more than number of devices on your network, amount of services running on your pfSense box will impact your choice in term de hardware.
    If you intend to run something as simple as FW rules "only", then your sempron will definitely do the job.
    If you plan to run also Squid + Squidguard with heavy controls (like regular expression) plus some anti-virus and VPN, then it will much more questionable, regarding CPU but also potentially HDD.



  • gigabit switch with 1 server and 3 PC all gigabit connection, wireless AC AP with 3 laptops and 5 handheld devices (wireless n and ac)

    In its own VLANs perhaps.

    this will be my first time using pfsense

    That does no matter, try it out and report it here to us.

    home use, video streamming, game servers, firewall, Dynamic DNS, QOS thats all i can think of for now.

    Ok

    Does the pc have enough horse power to run these?

    This only can be reported by yours!

    All the tech. specs. are looking really good to me, but then often something you did not told us here is the
    angle point, in the real life. Often something likes;

    • 1 GBit/s Fiberline must be routet
    • 200 MBit/s OpenVPN throughput needed
    • HotSpot with Captive Portal for 200+ Users
    • massively DPI or IDS/IPS tasks
    • 5000 firewall rules

    and so on, this will be narrowing down the entire pfSense device really hard!



  • can it be connected to a fiber optic modem with 100 Mbps as I might be changing to Virgin Media UK soon?

    thanks guys i will experiment. if its slow I will change the CPU and HDD to something better.



  • @lenneth101:

    can it be connected to a fiber optic modem with 100 Mbps as I might be changing to Virgin Media UK soon?

    Sure. Absolutely no problem as far as WAN throughput is concerned. You can route and filter much more than 100Mbps  ;)


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