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Game Chat / Re: Portal with RTX coming Nov...
Last post by Lazybones - December 07, 2022, 09:58:21 PM
I might load it up, but not all that excited based on the trailer and stills.
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Tech Chat / Re: Small form factor PFSENSE ...
Last post by Lazybones - December 07, 2022, 12:49:52 PM
Quote from: Melbosa on December 07, 2022, 11:39:44 AMWhat about a Netgate 4100 or 6100? More expensive though, but I've owned one for years and solid units.

I mentioned them earlier in the thread the 4100 is an option but function to price it is fairly low.. the 6100 is over $1000 CAD and way out of budget.

The Netgate 4100 is about $816.92 CAD putting it fairly close to the OpnSense DEC700s before taxes and shipping. In that regard it is unclear to me if the Netgate is locked to PFSense.. I know the  DEC700s can run OpnSense, OpenWRT and a few other platforms..

I am leaning towards OpnSense for my home setup vs Pfsense.

The R86s tops out at about $647.31 CAD making it a fair bit more affordable and it runs essentially what ever you want on it, no odd chipsets to deal with.

As far as function goes I am also considering that on the R86s or similar I could run Proxmox as the base and maybe run some lite VMs / dockers.
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Tech Chat / Re: Small form factor PFSENSE ...
Last post by Melbosa - December 07, 2022, 11:39:44 AM
What about a Netgate 4100 or 6100? More expensive though, but I've owned one for years and solid units.
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Tech Chat / Re: Small form factor PFSENSE ...
Last post by Lazybones - December 06, 2022, 12:59:24 PM
Quote from: Melbosa on December 06, 2022, 11:25:42 AMFor me, I've moved to Windows 2022, Windows 11, and using SMB Compression, so I think I am way off from needing anything more than 1G internally for a while.

I can't comment on why you are looking at it for higher than 1 GB Network, but for me won't need it for a while.

My current gear was over spec for when I purchased it as well:

Router/Firewall: 2016 EdgeRouter lite 1Gib throughput (6 years old and technically still fine for my connection for most things but VPN due to slow CPU)

WiFi 2016: 3 x UAP AC Pro Wifi Units.. Get about 300Mbits through them, technically slower than my 1Gibt internet, nearly all client devices in my house are WiFi connected other than my servers and gaming PC.

So my WiFi is getting close to EOL and my router is VERY old may fail just due to age.

Simply looking to have HW to last another 6 years or so, and to replace it before the current gear fails..

I also don't want to buy NEW gear that only goes as FAST as I can currently use, I want some future head room. Never know if in 6 years we will have VR over fibre or something, or 8k youtube being common.

#7
Game Chat / Re: Get Alien vs Predator 2000...
Last post by Mr. Analog - December 06, 2022, 12:32:24 PM
Quote from: Melbosa on December 06, 2022, 11:38:11 AMTrying to get but Rebellion website keeps going down!!

D'oh!
#8
Game Chat / Re: Get Alien vs Predator 2000...
Last post by Melbosa - December 06, 2022, 11:38:11 AM
Trying to get but Rebellion website keeps going down!!
#9
Tech Chat / Re: Small form factor PFSENSE ...
Last post by Melbosa - December 06, 2022, 11:25:42 AM
For me, I've moved to Windows 2022, Windows 11, and using SMB Compression, so I think I am way off from needing anything more than 1G internally for a while.

I can't comment on why you are looking at it for higher than 1 GB Network, but for me won't need it for a while.
#10
Game Chat / Get Alien vs Predator 2000 for...
Last post by Mr. Analog - December 05, 2022, 08:43:13 PM
Hey remember this game? Get it for free and relive the madness of our first LAN party!

https://www.pcgamer.com/rebellion-is-giving-away-aliens-vs-predator-classic-2000-on-steam/