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I think most people in this thread hadn't heard of pfSense yet wink.gif

Router is definitely the word you were looking for though thumb.gif

While I am sure that is the word he was looking for, the fact is the device is not a router. Yes a different operating system could be installed on it and yes a a switch that supports vlan tagging could be added to it so we could turn it into a router, but of course we could call any computer anything we wanted to since with enough modifications, and add-on purchases, we could make anything into anything. That just isn't how we use the word though.
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While I am sure that is the word he was looking for, the fact is the device is not a router. Yes a different operating system could be installed on it and yes a a switch that supports vlan tagging could be added to it so we could turn it into a router, but of course we could call any computer anything we wanted to since with enough modifications, and add-on purchases, we could make anything into anything. That just isn't how we use the word though.

Definitions aside, you're not helping.
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im going to say not really. it may be fine but the problem is that it only has 1 NIC not 2. yah you could do a router on a stick config but not the best imo. if you want to do something i got something for sale that would work perfectly for it but will cost more.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1601479/super-small-mitx-computer-pfsense-or-light-computer-use

I'll consider something like that, since the Atom 330 is really slow. Wouldn't a Xeon be a better choice though? Like an l5630? It's probably around the same price.
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maybe, only thing you would gain would be ecc ram but i dont think it would matter much. not to mention you wont get it in a smaller package then mine and the power use would be a lot more then the 30-40watts this thing uses max.
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maybe, only thing you would gain would be ecc ram but i dont think it would matter much. not to mention you wont get it in a smaller package then mine and the power use would be a lot more then the 30-40watts this thing uses max.

But not to mention the extra 2c/4t it offers... and it's only a 40w CPU. That's a 16% increase in multicore performance according to passmark and a 12% increase in power for only $15.
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for router use you dont need that much power. if you are trying to use an i7 setup to be a router that should be able to handle say 2,000+ people. for home use you can get off with just a duel core pentium 4 or amd athlon if you wanted.
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If you want to make your own software networking device you just get what ever has the power you need and the connections you desire. Though I bet it's easier to just buy a HW networking device instead of emulating one on a PC.
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