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SG-2220 user - upgrade?
« on: January 30, 2018, 05:30:19 am »
I have a Netgate SG-2220 which I've had for I guess a couple years.  I'm considering upgrading however torn between official pfsense hardware and building my own.

Or should I just use SG-2220 until death?  I'm not having any issues however I've been reading a lot lately about them just dying.  Also concerned if it will be adequate for the upcoming v2.5

Any thoughts, ideas, or gotchas?  Or leave well enough alone?

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Re: SG-2220 user - upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:17:50 am »
i am in the same boat. i love my sg 2220 and do not look forward to the day it has to be replaced.

its funny a couple weeks ago i tried to disassemble the device (it is older than a year)   and 2 screws are pretty much not removable now, i guess they were locktited..   i used a correct size screw driver and all.   totally stripped now...    I was going to attempt to install a m2 drive on the bottom of the motherboard.  i guess i won't know


i am going back and forth between the sg3100 and the minnowboard quad core 2 port router.  https://store.netgate.com/MBT-4220-system.aspx

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Re: SG-2220 user - upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 09:04:56 am »
i am in the same boat. i love my sg 2220 and do not look forward to the day it has to be replaced.

its funny a couple weeks ago i tried to disassemble the device (it is older than a year)   and 2 screws are pretty much not removable now, i guess they were locktited..   i used a correct size screw driver and all.   totally stripped now...    I was going to attempt to install a m2 drive on the bottom of the motherboard.  i guess i won't know


i am going back and forth between the sg3100 and the minnowboard quad core 2 port router.  https://store.netgate.com/MBT-4220-system.aspx

I'm not a networking guru but I run a VPN server, 2 VLAN's which feed two separate routers and/or switches and run Snort, pfBlockerNG and simple firewall rules.  Can't live without it now.  I'm stunned and amazed at the log files especially the firewall and snort logs.  Makes you wonder who actually did make it inside.

As with most things, advancing software outpaces old hardware and I am concerned that my SG-2220 will be rendered obsolete soon as upgrades hit.  And now I keep reading about the SG-2220's just dropping dead.  I've probably read 10 or more pretty recent instances of it.

I'm waffling between the SG-3100 and building up something myself.  Although by the time it is all said and done I'm at the SG-3100 price point anyway.  Considered building an HP T620 pfsense box but having the small appliance is worth something to me as well.  I don't need another giant box at home. I already have a FreeNAS, Openmediavault, and Ubuntu server sitting next to each other.

Then again the SG-2220 may be viable for a couple more years.  I hate to use until break though because I think from now on I always want that hardware firewall box in front of everything.

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Re: SG-2220 user - upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 09:13:53 am »
I never saw the Minnowboard before.  That looks like it has a little more horsepower than the SG-3100.  Might have to go that route.

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Re: SG-2220 user - upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 02:49:32 am »
We will have exciting update soon for those who wish to upgrade from 2220.
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Re: SG-2220 user - upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 07:03:59 am »
We will have exciting update soon for those who wish to upgrade from 2220.

i'd love to hear it!