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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #90 on: September 29, 2017, 06:06:39 am »
Yeah I know, but those are not really that useful for me. I'll just buy some stickers or something ;)

OpenVPN speed has been steady between 700-800 Mbps.

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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #91 on: October 11, 2017, 09:46:07 am »


Still haven't got a chance read on wiki for tweaks, but added:
Which wiki is that? Looking to optimize my j3355 as well.

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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2017, 11:28:59 am »
@denova,

Do you mind sharing your hardware build/partlist?
I'm looking into purchasing something similar and i like your idle power usage of 13watts.

Thanks.

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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2017, 12:29:35 pm »


Still haven't got a chance read on wiki for tweaks, but added:
Which wiki is that? Looking to optimize my j3355 as well.

Don't know about any wiki, but optimize OpenVPN with fast-io and buffers. Read here:

https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=130350.0

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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #94 on: October 15, 2017, 01:24:52 pm »
@denova,

Do you mind sharing your hardware build/partlist?
I'm looking into purchasing something similar and i like your idle power usage of 13watts.

Thanks.

Sure, I'm using a prebuild Lenovo M700 SFF that I got really cheap with a platinum rated PSU (to quote Lenovo's website: "ENERGY STAR 6.1, ULE Gold, EPEAT Gold, and 85% efficiency with 80+ Platinum power supply unit", I'm not sure that's saying all that much though). Specs are: Intel G4400 dual core, 4 GB DDR4 memory, it came with a HDD but switched it for a cheap Kingston SSD and I added an Ebay Chinese I350 T4 NIC. I unplugged the CD drive and USB connectors and some other stuff not used. Speedstep is enabled and the CPU is often running around 1.5-2.0 Ghz when idle. Now I've monitored it over a longer time, the average idle power consumption usage has been around 15 watts. The case is really cool as well, usually around 25 degrees.

When building yourself, it's probably best to get a Pico PSU and search for a power efficient motherboard.
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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #95 on: October 15, 2017, 02:26:04 pm »
@denova
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Speedstep is enabled and the CPU is often running around 1.5-2.0 Ghz when idle. Now I've monitored it over a longer time, the average idle power consumption usage has been around 15 watts. The case is really cool as well, usually around 25 degrees.
You could trying out to enable PowerD (high adaptive) of not done yet, to get perhaps less then 15 watts back.
or did you enable the PowerD (high adaptive) option?

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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #96 on: October 15, 2017, 02:50:22 pm »
@denova
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Speedstep is enabled and the CPU is often running around 1.5-2.0 Ghz when idle. Now I've monitored it over a longer time, the average idle power consumption usage has been around 15 watts. The case is really cool as well, usually around 25 degrees.
You could trying out to enable PowerD (high adaptive) of not done yet, to get perhaps less then 15 watts back.
or did you enable the PowerD (high adaptive) option?

It's enabled (high adaptive), forgot to mention that. But if I recall correctly it made no difference at all for me..

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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #97 on: February 09, 2018, 02:12:54 am »
I have a question regarding your hardware recommendation. I'm just about to complete a DSL contract either 50MBit / s or 100MBit /. I would like to use OpenVPN with 256bit encryption. I would like to have full download speed with VPN because all traffic is used. Do you have a recommendation which hardware can do that? I use it only at home and 95% only with Wi-Fi. anyone a low-cost recommendation? :)

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Re: pfSense hardware for home router - OpenVPN performance
« Reply #98 on: February 10, 2018, 04:08:51 pm »
I use Astrill, and when i sometimes use utorrent it can download at 22-23MB/ s but avarage is more 17-18 with snort enabled

This is my CPU for the moment as i will wait to upgrade to an xeon and intel mainboard.


Fiberline 500/500Mbps