I found this from the YouTube channel where the information seems really useful.
I recently upgraded to Comcast gig internet. I’m using a Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS3.1 modem connected to a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 WiFi router.
There are probably more accurate ways to gauge speed but I’m currently using speedtest…
Getting 942 down and 42 up consistently over cat 6 cable.
I want to add a proper firewall (most likely pfsense) that still gets this much speed. I won’t be doing idp/ids.
What should I get that won’t be the bottleneck and possibly has some extra margin? I don’t want it to be any slower than the Nighthawk setup I have now but have the benefits of going with pfsense.
I’m currently bidding on a used Netgate/pfSense SG-4860 because it’s super cheap, but am looking at the SG-3100, SG-5100 as well as Protectli boxes.
It seems like the SG-3100 would work but should I get something a bit more powerful while I’m at it?
I tend to go towards overkill since I really hate buyers remorse, but I don’t want to go too excessively overboard too. Thanks for any advice.