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 From:  Lee Saferite <lee dot saferite at speedysigns dot com>
 To:  cbuechler at gmail dot com
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] VPN Harware Question
 Date:  Tue, 13 Sep 2005 17:01:29 -0400
Well, our current remote users are connecting via residential cable so 
just one of those could eat up the whole thing.  Mainly they use it to 
access company web services and files.  I guess I'll probably have to 
purchase a VPN hardware card for the central site anyway.  Thanks for 
all the input guys.

BTW:  I have used m0n0wall in 2 previous setups and it worked flawlessly 
each time.  I recommend it to all my contacts and friends. =)

Chris Buechler wrote:

>>At what point would it be wise to start using a hardware VPN card?  How
>>many clients, How much bandwidth?
>In a WRAP, I'd probably use one if I consistently needed more than 3-4
>Mb of IPsec throughput.  How many clients that would take depends
>entirely on what they use the VPN connection for, what kind of
>Internet connection they have, etc.  One broadband user could
>potentially chew up 4 Mb, while it would take more than 70 dial up
>users to do so.  If you regularly had 50+ simultaneous VPN users for
>extended periods, I'd probably also use one in that case regardless of
>These are just numbers I'm pulling off the top of my head though, this
>could vary greatly from one environment to another.