Im looking formward to have within one year a FTTH connection .
I will choose 500/100
I have aprox 10 clients, some vpn connections and some streaming apps. Its running actually with QOS.
Is the CPU of the APU strong enough to handle this ?
btw: just behind the APU the connection goes into a managed linksys switch to distribute it in the house.
The hardware is not really EOL. It is End-Of-Sale, but since we have a huge part of IPFire installations worldwide running on it, it is not EOL from our end. We will have to support it for many many years to come.
And although it might be EOS soon, I do not know of anything that is just as great as this little box.
I think this is all brought up do to the overall question is performance.
Know one knows how much demand is going to be put on the system.
So performance tweaks or needs matter here.
Will there be 10 VPN connection all at one time grabbing resources from servers, down loading video conferencing.
So answering this gustion is tough. Other hardware like nics matter too.
This is not one guy behind a raspberry pi. Thinking he is going to run a business class firewall.Then guestion why you have no performance.
with NO QoS and 1 or two VPN sessions, I get to > 800 Mbit/sec. This drops a lot with QoS, way below 500, but Michael posts have convinced me that I need to rebuild my QoS as probably if optimized I could get a better performance. In conclusion, I agree with @goerdi quoted assertion, but I am not sure we could NOT get above 500, with QoS and with a couple of VPN sessions. Possibly, an optimized APU2 could achieve that. This is a wonderful little machine and it is a damn shame its production has been discontinued. I personally bought a replacement machine in May, because I intend to keep using it for the next decade and even when I will buy newer and more performant routers, I will find a place for it in my network.