reply to majortom1029
said by majortom1029:I have charters ultra 100 tier, with 3 or 4 users at a time, my Netgear has no issues keeping up with the download side and the upload side(even with torrents running and a total of 2000 connections open), plus, I have no problem downloading from 6-12MB/s from most websites. I don't know what your downloading, but the last time I downloaded anything from Technet, I get a solid 12.5MB/s thru the whole 3.5GB download. You do not need a PFsense box unless you are running tens of thousands of connections open at a time, and most home gigabit routers and NICs can handle 300-900mbps on the wired LAN side. Any of the routers on the top of this list(»www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/r···rts/view) can easily handle googles gigabit speeds.
I am an It admin and at work I have a 100/100 fiber connection and have trouble finding things that can serve me things at that speed. I can't imagine having a gigabit connection .
Also I would think the router at the home would have trouble keeping up with it if more then say 2 or three people were using the connection at once. We had to build a pfsense router to just keep up with our 100/100 speeds.