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 From:  "Tomas Roos" <par dot tomas dot roos at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  [m0n0wall] Questions about performance and thruput.
 Date:  Sat, 13 Jan 2007 23:18:43 +0100
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, 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
> >> it
> >> > 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
> > we
> > 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.


Thankyou for your answer, but how is it possible to have an 1000Mbps card if
the bus doesnt support that fast transfering speed? Mabe i have understood
this wrong.

> As it is now im realy tierd the router is the stop for my connection and
> > the
> > 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.


Ok thank you for that information.

> 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
>
> >> is
> >> supported.
>
> > So you still need a miditower to get 3-4 wiredoutputs. How well does it
> > work
> > 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.


I can see that i will do some more research, thank you once again.

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