My x86 router journey

varkey

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In the long-run energy costs would add up(J1900 is a great chip with aes-ni support if you want to save some electricity cost).
Energy cost? These devices are pretty efficient, my Mi Router 3G uses 3-4 W and this with J3160 CPU uses 6-7 W, yes I did measure. ;) That's just a difference of 2 units in a month, even at a high electricity rate, translates to a difference of Rs 15 or so in a month.

BTW @varkey, I've ordered the Router 3G again on the AliExpress 10th Anniversary. Got it for around 3.7k(I'm sad)
Haha awesome. Now another 1k in customs duty! :LOL:
 

abbyck

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BSNL
Energy cost? These devices are pretty efficient, my Mi Router 3G uses 3-4 W and this with J3160 CPU uses 6-7 W, yes I did measure. ;) That's just a difference of 2 units in a month, even at a high electricity rate, translates to a difference of Rs 15 or so in a month.
Oh, I typed J1900 instead of J3160. Sorry, my mistake. That energy thing was about my experience in running on a Pentium D ;)
Edited now.


Haha awesome. Now another 1k in customs duty! :LOL:
I hope the customs will hold out from touching parcels from China😅
 


vignesh_venkatesan

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Airtel,Limras Eronet,Railwire,ACT.
I think IDS and IPS will need serious processing power and I think these tiny routers can't handle it.
I'm currently using a netgate pfsense box which I got from my friend for free.
Also I'm seriously interested in openwrt now as fast transition seems to work awesome.
Want to get openwrt capable routers to use as AP once this covid19 debacle gets over.
 

Realme

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Just saw their cost and they are frigging expensive
 


vignesh_venkatesan

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Yeah its quite expensive but he had it lying around, so he gave it to me tinker around.
I plan on returning it to him once I get a nice setup for myself on reasonable budget.
 

Realme

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That great of a friend,
Dom you know of any good quality reasonably priced pfSense available in India(10-15K INR)
 

Realme

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BSNL
Any official dealers, I am scared of dealing with AliExpress/Customs?, I am looking forward to buy one soon as my switches are 10+ yr old
 
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