The other day I was reading up on pfsense and it sparked some interest. Maybe a side project type thing. I saw that some people virtualize pfsense and it seemed like a reasonable way to go. I don't really want another computer or anything run. Right now I'm using unraid for a media server and nothing else. I figure it could be good enough to try this pfsense stuff too.
I suppose I still need to do a lot more research before taking the plunge. I currently have a netgear R7500 for my router. I don't even know if it's worth the hassle or what I'd want more. From what I've gathered, I see people using those 4 port intel nics, i've seen some unifi AP, and probably need some switch. Also something about PoE.
Any suggestions or things I should know or look into?