Hi there! My first thread here.
I would like to talk a little bit about pfSense and hardware support. I researched a bit on the Internet the other day, regarding the speed that you could expect when using OpenVPN with low-end hardware.
Let’s say that I would like to be able to connect to a VPN and route Gigabit speed (the “golden” Gigabit speed).
What hardware is really required? I would have like to get a short answer with something like “not below 3k points on cpubenchmark.net” and it will work. I have no idea if the answer can be that easy.
It seems to be quite difficult to find a quiet and small PC that has space for a 4-port network card or at least two ports on board.
I have seen that some people are using “router on a stick”. It does not feel like it is something for me and the reason for that is my lack of knowledge about VLANs. (I would like to learn about it in the future).
Another thing that I’ve also thought a bit about, is what the user’s experience has been with USB network adapters?
Are they really as unstable as everyone says?
Does it depend on how resource-intensive the traffic is that is going through them?
Is that an acceptable compromise for that in a home environment?
Another option for me could be to virtualize pfSense in Proxmox. I would like to have a server where I host one or two GNU/Linux machines and also possibly another one for pfSense.
I have two alternatives to CPUs, check the link below.
Which of the two would be the better one to use in that type of scenario?
One of them has more cores, but worse scores overall compared to the one that has only 4 cores.
Is it possible in Proxmox to create a limit so that pfSense always has 33 % or 50 % of the CPU allocated, regardless of whether the other VMs have a high load?
Thanks in advance!