Dell optiplex fx 160 and pfsense ?
i was in market and found dell optiplex fx160 for 40 bucks (2gbram/80gb hdd/wifi module included) but stopped short of buying it after reading attached post which says it usese broadcoma and is not supported by pfsense/bsd.
then came accross this post .. in which someone used it with some limitations which could be overcome . (problem with assigning static ip).
is it still true that this wont be of use to pfsense ?
I ran an optiplex 160 for about a year with version 2.2. It worked fine. Very easy to install and the performance was ok. You will need to configure vlan's and have a smart switch to create your WAN and LAN networks.
Its not a bad little setup for home. The fanless design worked well and power usage was very low.