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Old 08-10-2017, 03:50 PM   #16
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The software does not really matter when you're dealing with 10/100Mbps or 1/10Gbps. As long your hardware + drivers support it, you will get it.

Though be aware that 10Gbps is pretty decently costly for hardware so I don't see much value for home use. More so if you're asking these basic questions which do means that you don't really understand how to get this done..
Even with 10gbps, the bottleneck is on the harddisk.

Cheaper option can try link aggregation for a start with 2gbps. Expand gradually when needed till the need for full 10gbps on a single interface.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:06 AM   #17
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Pfsense Is a firewall not router.
If referring to router, can try getting the x86 version of ddwrt.
Although pfsense is a firewall distribution, it's also a very capable router, like a Swiss army knife firewall/router.

Infact I considered pfsense better than ddwrt.
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Old 04-01-2018, 01:13 PM   #18
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It is anything but simple. That said, you can try ipfire. It works for me. A decent PC build of around S$1.5K

Anyone has built a simple router using pfSense?

I want to build a simple 10G Router.

Anyone can help?
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