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pfSense Router

My pfSense router is built out of an old HP 6000 Pro machine, it is configured as follows:

  • Pentium E6300 2.8Ghz (dual core)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 160GB HD
  • Onboard Intel Gigabit (WAN Interface – CenturyLink 140/20mbps FTTN vDSL2)
  • 4 port Intel PCIe Gigabit NIC (LAN and OPT Interfaces)
  • PPTP VPN Server
  • Guestnet AP on OPT interface (no access to main net)
  • Traffic shaping (5mbps cap on OPT/Guestnet)
  • QOS priority on VoIP

Normally for a router I would have used a small 4-16gb range solid state drive or DOM for the OS, however in this case I am also running squid caching proxy, so I decided to use a hard drive for a bit more cache capacity and the extra write cycles it will need.


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