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    Broadband Routers to be the next piece of hardware to feel the chip shortage

    Was browsing the Internet and just saw this article. Crazy times we are in.....Oh great, now broadband routers are at risk of being in short supply too. Was posted by Paul Lily of PC Gamer. The chip shortage is unfortunately real and not going away anytime soon.
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    Is there anything 1 level above pfSense?

    You know what I think we both were on the same page, but where I meant SMT off has no affect on heat or power draw and it is similar with SMT on, is when they are locked at pretty much the same clock speed. I did and did not fully equate PBO into the equation as that can boost and draw more...
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    Is there anything 1 level above pfSense?

    I am sorry, It is not reinforcing the point, as I fail to see the issue.. Maybe elaborate more? As I mention I am using the 5900X 12C/24T CPU (currently not OC) on a Gigabyte Aorus X570 Xtreme v1.1 Motherboard and when I was in the BIOs playing with features, I could tune the heavy features down...
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    Is there anything 1 level above pfSense?

    As far as CPB and SMT, It would not be AMD, but the board Vendors. Jayztwocents, Steve of Gamer Nexus, and Linus of LTT all have reviewed these processors left and right, including with more recent Bios updates. Jayztwocents I believe was the one that also explained that Motherboard vendors have...
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    Is there anything 1 level above pfSense?

    You are correct to an extent about the Ryzen Master software on a firewall, but the latest Bios of many motherboards, supports the feature set at the hardware level from within the Bios. Also with the Bios update and Zen2/Zen3 processors, power draw and heat levels will now be nearly identical...
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    Is there anything 1 level above pfSense?

    If looking for the 4650G, you can find it on Amazon along with that Asus board. The processor is OEM as originally AMD was selling their latest APUs to OEMs. It also has a nice feature with the Bios and Ryzen Master software to adjust its wattage and I believe it can be configured to mirror its...
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    Is there anything 1 level above pfSense?

    Sorry late to the party. From looking at your post and being concerned with power draw and what process Intel chips are on, why even bother? Intel at this moment has fallen behind. I would recommend an AMD chip. There is a couple ways you can go. My first recommendation as it is the current gen...
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    The move back to OpnSense, 5 Pillars to build network on.

    As much as IPV6 has its uses cases, IPV4 is still relevant enough. What do you specifically need it for? Pfsense and Opnsense have full IPV6 support baked in amongst other features. Also OpenWRT will have little functionality if piggybacking it off of Opnsense or Pfsense and is best suited for...
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    News TRENDnet announces more affordable 5 and 8 port 2.5GbE Switches

    Good to finally see pricing come in line with switches as 2.5Gbps starts to become the normal on motherboards and 5/10Gbps following not that far behind these days. Last piece of the puzzle was the switches. Waiting on a managaged switch to hit the sweet spot, but I could see picking up an...
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    Switch back to Pfsense from Opnsense and why.

    This is a slightly older post. A newer sort of followup post is here https://www.snbforums.com/threads/the-move-back-to-opnsense-5-pillars-to-build-network-on.71141/#post-674755
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    The move back to OpnSense, 5 Pillars to build network on.

    Small Mini update- Setup Link Aggregation (LAGG) on the cable modem and OpnSense Firewall Router. It took a moment for them to sink including two restarts of the cable modem and Opnsense before they started to work together without and bad packets through the gateway. All is good now and...
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    The move back to OpnSense, 5 Pillars to build network on.

    I do have a Netgear CM1200 which supports LAGG but have not enabled it yet with the latest Opnsense Distro, as I wanted to make sure everything was working correctly and stable before hand, especially knowing sometimes Netgear and Pfsense/Opnsense can be a pain and cause loss packets if not...
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    The move back to OpnSense, 5 Pillars to build network on.

    Actually the modem needs to support Link Aggregation (LAGG) using 2 1Gbps ports to achieve that overhead or be a newer modem that has a single 2.5Gps port to achieve faster speeds. If only using a single 1Gbps connection you will then still be limited physically by the hardware 1gbps port.
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    The move back to OpnSense, 5 Pillars to build network on.

    I thought about it, but because there is no mechanical hard drives, and it is an SSD, I kept it to a singular drive at the moment. I however have backed up the settings, so if something did ever go wrong including a configuration, I have a restore point. When I upgrade the hardware with a new...
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    The move back to OpnSense, 5 Pillars to build network on.

    I am using all this in my main home network. As I have mentioned the GT-AX11000 was purchased in part for performance and even when using it in AP mode, and with the 386 firmware, I am able to use and get most of the benefits of device, including, Link Aggregation, Tri-band wireless, Aimesh 2.0...
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