My x86 router journey

Rehan Kumar

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Wireguard can give much better speeds, i can achieve around 700 Mbps with wireguard
 

JB700

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Are those 6 NIC interfaces individually addressable in pfSense (OPT1/OPT2/OPTxx) or are some of them simply setup on a switch?


While I'm not completely sure, it looks like its separate NICs considering there are seperate chips. I will ask the seller to confirm
 

varkey

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@rajil.s @JB700 Yep, those are 6 separate interfaces, there is no switch chip in it. Which means that all switching as well as routing would make use of the main CPU. It would show up as OPT1/2/3/x in pfsense.

The regular routers with multiple ports make use of a switch chip so switching can happen at the full speed without the need to use the CPU for it.
 


JB700

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My FedEx parcel hadn't moved in a few days so I contacted FedEx and they told me they haven't reciieved the package. So I contacted the seller and they keep insisting the package has left the warehouse, so either FedEx messed up or the seller really hasn't sent it yet. I haven't been scammed on AliExpress yet and there is buyer protection so I'll see where this goes.

I'm leaning towards FedEx screwing up as the seller does have positive reviews and couple of ones with photos.
 
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varkey

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It is possible that the shipment has left the sellers warehouse in China, and is in transit to Malaysia where FedEx picks it.

My mini pc shipment back in Feb was also similar, the seller dispatched from China to HongKong via another courier or whatever, and FedEx tracking was updated only later as picked up from Hong Kong.
 
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