Searched for this topic, but didn’t find anything particularly useful, figured I’d start one.
What do ya’ll recommend for something that would be a solid Gigabit capable Router. I will probably run Linux for my firewall, as that I’m most familiar with. I’m open to PfSense, or OpenSense, but I’d need some convincing. Perhaps if the packet processing is faster?
Probably will run a couple VPNs, openvpn/wireguard, mostly for roadwarrior, and maybe a couple for connecting up cloud machines. The VPNs won’t be high bandwidth (Max I can imagine would be 200mbit), but it’d be nice to be able to do so.
I plan on also doing traffic shaping to ensure high quality VOIP and SSH. Doesn’t need to do any WiFi, as I’ve got that covered with UniFi goodness.
It’d be super cool if it could have a hardware watchdog, or a way to add one, so that way the router stays up, even if it wedges for some odd reason. I’d like for it to fit in a rackmount case, but it doesn’t have to.
I’m currently running a Mikrotik RB800, and it’s getting the job done, but their openvpn support is absolutely pathetic, and I doubt they’ll have any wireguard support any time soon (been promising openvpn UDP in V7 for over 2 years now). Otherwise, the hardware itself is amazing, runs on PoE, and can do the gigabits, as long as I have fast-track working.
Thanks in advance!