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what motherboards works with router os

Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:34 pm

Hi

I am planning to build a pc router board, however i am not sure what motherboards and chip sets can be used anyone have experience in this domain e.g 486, petium1,2,3,4? Also any other considerations i need to take into account?

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Re: what motherboards works with router os

Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:26 pm

p3 or p4 , intel-based
if ap ~ 400mhz
if ptp over 1 ghz
if ap+bridge over 1,5 ghz
with 256 mb ram
 
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Re: what motherboards works with router os

Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:38 pm

Well.... actually that varies.
With 35 clients on 2 radios, ap-bridge, a celeron 500 mhz ( PII) from dell, does it best. It uses avg 15% - max 25% cpu, on graphs, at any given time. With firewall and connection tracking.

So..... it depends on what you do.

Tried everything from pII 233 to pIII 800, and three pIV class machines ( one celeron 1.7, one pIV 2.0, and a sempron 2500) and no notable difference between them. Meaning i saw none.

Except the low noise and power consumption of the dell machines. :)

And also, as a good practice, when your processor starts going over 50%-55% you should begin planning changes, to allow for further expansion or a reserve for ........ unexpected uses. :)

See ya.
 
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Re: what motherboards works with router os

Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:43 pm

What processors will work? I am upgrading my current core router from a p4 2.6ghz as I need more speed to support L7 packet inpection.

Will dual core processors or multiple processors help?

If not, what is the fastest processor option on the market today for using with MT?
 
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Re: what motherboards works with router os

Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:59 am

Note, that SMP architecture is supported only in 3.0 release.
 
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Re: what motherboards works with router os

Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:35 pm

Would a system with 2 quad core xeon processors be supported?
 
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Re: what motherboards works with router os

Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:14 pm

Would a system with 2 quad core xeon processors be supported?
It's pretty much kernel dependent so figure anything that a Linux 2.6 kernel would support would be supported.

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