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Offline imrazor

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Hardware advice for gateway/VPN/wifi router
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:10:59 pm »
I've been pfSense for a while as a VM in ESXi. It connects an isolated virtual network to a physical NIC/LAN, and also acts an OpenVPN endpoint (to which I'm connected as I type.) I'd like to replace my aging Linksys router with something more advanced, so I was thinking of getting a "micro PC" with wifi to do the same job as the Linksys.

However, I've been advised that it's better to get a box with three NICs, connect my LAN to one, a WiFi access point to the second, and my internet connection to the third. Three NICs presents a problem in a mini-PC chassis, and I'd rather not deal with more hardware. My home office is already crowded with computers that consume a lot of power.

Does this sound like good advice? Are there any mini-PC's with wifi that can function effectively as a WAP/router/VPN appliance?

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Re: Hardware advice for gateway/VPN/wifi router
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 08:35:39 am »
Make sure you get one with the hardware needed to run the VPN.