I am volunteering to help a small school with their network, and have already purchased two Netgear
FVX538 units. In testing, I have seen 20Mbps VPN throughput. (It is spec'd for "90+Mbps")
Right now, we need the firewall to create a VPN between two cable modems, but in the near future, I
hope to install a wireless link, and keep the cable modem for a backup.
I am not sure how well, or even if, we will be able to lockdown the wi-fi network... hence the VPN
The FVX538 units are clearly still beta quality hardware/software, and even for the current set-up,
I would hate to leave them with this junk installed.
But, before I lobby Netgear for a refund, I need to find out if there is a reasonable alternative.
(We are pushing the budget as it is, so Cisco is certainly out of the picture.)
In testing with a couple of m0n0wall VMware images on one machine, I was able to push 40Mbps over an
IPsec tunnel. (albeit on a Pentium D 3.2 Ghz dual core box. )
The question is, if I were to go with a VIA C3 based m0n0wall installation, what kind of IPsec VPN
performance would I be able to expect?
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