From: "Tomas Roos" <par dot tomas dot roos at gmail dot com>
> 2007/1/13, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>:
>> From: "Tomas Roos" <par dot tomas dot roos at gmail dot com>
>> > 2007/1/13, Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>:
>> >> As I understand it, unless your in a really demanding environment
>> >> (ie..ISP), a 2.6Ghz is overkill and wasted resources.
>> > The thing is that i had my fileserver which only holds harddrives and
>> > an
>> > sambaserver with theese specifications, thats why i thought i could use
>> > for both purposes. But i can see what you mean by overkill.
>> Ooops... I see the misunderstanding now. M0n0wall takes over the entire
>> box. There is no other operating system running, as it is the operating
>> system. And nothing else can run on it, so it doesn't support WINE or
>> anything else. You need separate dedicated hardware.
> I see, didnt know it worked that way. Then it might be overkill :/ But if
> would say i would use that computer, can you get thruput up to 800Mbps if
> you are using 1000Mbps cards, if using good cards but not too expensive?
There is an old racing adage; Good, Fast, Cheap... Pick two. :-)
Also, at those speeds, you have to look at bus speed. Frankly I don't think
you can push that much over a PCI bus.
> As it is now im realy tierd the router is the stop for my connection and
> trafic prioriting is not working well which i want, i guess it takes some
> mhz to always calculate thoose things.
The processing power, and bus speed of consumer grade routers are so far
below what any PC has that it is not a comparison.
> And a p3 1ghz with 128-256 meg of ram and good quality nics (Intel or 3com
>> business class) will get very close to wire speed. That with the traffic
>> shaping will be about the best gaming router you can get. See
>> http://www.langamereviews.com/content/view/144/2/ for a good example.
>> However, it is a much older version, and with the new betas, a lot more
> So you still need a miditower to get 3-4 wiredoutputs. How well does it
> to have an PCI wireless card, with the speed if you have multiple clients
> connected. Or is there any PCI thats have multiple inputs ? i have looked
> its not on the swedish market, mabe in US.
I use Dell GX1, GX110, and GX200 small form factor PCs. One 3com nic
onboard, and 2 PCI slots. The CPU rangers from 450mhz to 1ghz in what I
usually find. They are cheap, plentiful, and very solid routers.