Before I go any further if this is not a topic that shouldn’t be discussed, by all means, please delete it.
I am wanting to move away from my current setup. Below you will see my present setup:
ATT - Gig Fiber (Arris BGW-210-700)
ASUS 88U Router -
TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch
Proposed new setup:
PFSense build - ( Intel Core i5-3470T 2.9GHz 3MB Dual Core, 4gb Ram, Intel PRO 1000 VT Quad Port Gigabit PCIe x4)
Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-24-250W Managed PoE+ 24-Port Gigabit Switch with SFP
Four people in the household, one who is a teenager, has all the consoles, (XBOX One, PS4, Switch and Computer, should I say he’s an avid gamer)
Wife - Netflix, Hulu, Surfing the net checking emails
Laptops, iPhones, (the house is usually full of teenagers)
I have tried PFSense before, back in 2009, and hadn’t tried it since, and after doing some research, and stumbling across Tom’s channel, I want to take the plunge again. I have a few questions, I am hoping to get answered or at least pointed in the right direction.
The hardware I have selected, would it suffice?
I was thinking of using my Asus router as an AP until I can get a Ubiquiti Nano HD. (2200 sq foot home)
Need to ensure these teenagers don’t freakout if they can’t all play their consoles at the same time, sometimes they have PS4, or XBOX parties and all play at the same time.
I know PFSense isn’t like the over the regular consumer routers, (ie, ASUS, Linksys, Netgear etc, etc)
I don’t mind getting my hands dirty to learn more, and with this day and age, I would feel a little safer having more control than having none at all.
I appreciate all your time, and any help will be grateful.