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    Router and firewall options

    Thanks avtella. Just doing the electricity costs now. I'm almost thinking buying a netgate/Pc engines Apu type device, although more initial cost, when you factor in the electricity costs over a 3-5 years works out cheaper. I've much to think through now.
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    Router and firewall options

    So my pc tuned up but it was a SFF one so I can't put an intel nic into it. So I can see 2 options available locally to me, an i3-6100 or a i5-4460t. So i3 is dual core 3.7ghz, 4 threads 51w tdp VS I5 quad core 1.9ghz, 4 threads 35w tdp Which would be better performance wise running pfsense...
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    Router and firewall options

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    Router and firewall options

    Thanks. Quick question since I'm on BT and I want to keep the install downtime to a minimum (family moaning "what are you doing to the network now!"), Can I setup the machine and configure the pppoe before I plug it into the modem ?
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    Router and firewall options

    Thanks. I ordered a i5-4590t pc with 8gb ram and a intel pro 4 nic ethernet card on Tuesday and I'm waiting delivery. I think that will do the job, if not it can be repurposed or returned.
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    Router and firewall options

    Ok. So the USG was not up to scratch. Basically I thought the dashboard would bring up realtime monitoring of the traffic and it doesn't. So its not my solution. Back to searching. What should i look for processor, memory and storage size for a machine that can run pfsense or something...
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    Router and firewall options

    Thanks for replying. I decided to go this route for now as my internet contract is another 18 months and my connection is 79 down and 20up. This will deal with that and let me need what I want to do first. Then when the time comes to upgrade I'll look at the options then.
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    Router and firewall options

    Ok. So I bought a ubiquiti USG as they were on Amazon Germany for £64. Let's see how that goes
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    Router and firewall options

    Yes a router not a switch. The cheap option seems a Ubquiti er-x, a small form factor pc with aes-ni for now, anybody got any suggestions. ?
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    Router and firewall options

    Hi, I'm happy with the Ruckus R500's connected to the TP Link Poe switch so there is nothing to add to that. I'm.just looking for a switch and firewall to connect to my VDSL modem. It has to be Gigabit and must be able to handle to VPN's and an ad blocker.
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    Router and firewall options

    HI, I can't seem to find it, might have been another forum. What more info would be required? Thanks
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    Router and firewall options

    Hi, After a discussion here last year it was suggested that splitting up my network would be a good idea. I've started the process and have Ruckus R500's running unleashed connected to a TP 16 port switch with 8 ports normal and 8 Poe. I'm on BT FTTC in the UK and have a 80 down and 20 up...
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    Mesh Wifi System Advice

    Amplifi instant is an option. If you just buy the routers you can link them via Ethernet (or wireless but that are dual band not tri band). In the UK they have been about £70. If you are running cables maybe just get access points instead? I’ve tried mesh systems and I’m awaiting delivery of...
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