Building a router



  • Hi,

    I'm considering building a router that would be running the latest pfSense. The routers primary purpose would be to provide OpenVPN access to the web for all my clients. I currently have an Asus AC5300 running Merlin. But I am unable to get adequate VPN speeds. So, my idea is to set this up and utilize the 5300 as the wireless access point. I'm looking for a compact system - considering ZOTAC ZBOX RI531? Or should I just go with the SG-2220?

    Any words of wisdom and advise…



  • ZBOX CI323 Nano will do the job, you don't need i3
    Since CI323 is using N3150 which supports AES-NI, you will get a very decent OpenVPN speed when using AES encryption algorithm.



  • Thanks. The nano only has 1 LAN port. I think I'll need 2 - one from modem and one to Asus router (access point)



  • @greatg:

    Thanks. The nano only has 1 LAN port. I think I'll need 2 - one from modem and one to Asus router (access point)

    Actually it has two LAN ports. realtek though but should be okay for home use.



  • @greatg:

    Thanks. The nano only has 1 LAN port. I think I'll need 2 - one from modem and one to Asus router (access point)

    The CI323 is the only Nano that comes with 2 LAN (well, I know Realtek LAN sounds crappy)



  • I have a zotax ri531 with Realtek NICs and it works great. No ideated for me so far. Home use.


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