I am not sure what the hardware specs are, I know if you have it connected via wifi, it can only process it as fast as your wifi connection. I have a fiber connection with verizon fios. Our connection is a 300 megabit synchronous connection. I have mine circle connected via ethernet, and have never noticed a speed difference. I have done speed tests (with traffic running on the network) with it enabled and disabled.... same speeds either way.What would be nice is knowing how fast can this device do all its functions and what hardware does it have inside. Its nice to know that this isnt just another parental control thing.