Originally Posted by dushan24
Try with an Intel NIC. I know your MB doesn't have PCIe but you can still find PCI Intel's.
No offence but those parts seem to be on the lower end of the quality scale...
Uhh that was kind of the point of this whole thing, to be as low-budget as possible. The whole project costed under $100 so I'm going to find a way to make it work.
Originally Posted by DzillaXx
why not install pfsense onto a VM on the server itself. That way you can configure It as a everything server, or just use something like windows server. To use a atom CPU from for pfsense itself is kinda a waste, though it your decision.
I would install something like XP as the main OS, then use VMware to host pfsense. Add in some storage and use it as a everything server. I have a Atom 330 supermicro server I got free from work, has no problems running stuff in VMware. Though I don't run pfsense, but I know it can be done.
Thanks for your input, I was thinking about doing something like that today. I have keys for Windows Server 2008, R2, SBS 2011, 2012, 2003, etc. I'd think Server 2008 R2 would work the best, SBS requires 4GB RAM so I think that's out of the question.
Anyway, I'll try it out and see how that works. Thanks again Edited by ZFedora - 7/22/12 at 6:01am