Cheap router with proxy

In our office we were using Linksys RV042 as good solution for internet router/VPN office gateway, but last week the PSU died, quickly we put old PC in that place with PfSense and everything was fine, just it was noisy and hot. We experiment with embedded backup device  so we use couple of old mini ITX PCs, decision was quick:  let’s make router based on one of thin client pcs, so we used what we had in hand

  • Mini ITX PC – Via C7 1Ghz 256Mb (£25) 
  • 8GB memory stick (no idea, it was on one of the desk, but probably about £8)
  • USB 1 to RJ45 LAN Network Fast 100Mbps Ethernet Adapter  (£3.20)
  • Embedded PfSense 2 RC1 4GB img (you can download it here)

Insted of searching the net for reliable router for about £100 – £200 we have it for about £40 and few minutes of configuration, now  we can enjoy faster internet in the office, the longest part of it was to save PfSense img on USB stick, it takes few long minutes 🙂


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