KP on 21 Mar 2017 09:02:11 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Low Power Consumption Firewall/Router

I've settled on Fitlet X A10's (RM and non RM models) for my routing, security node, small NAS/storage head node and other small system solutions.

I can't say enough good about these units but they are going to be a bit more expensive than and consume it more power than ARM solutions.

I've also got the Solid-PC and Clearfog Pro from Solid Run ( The Solid PC is a bit cheaper but has only 2 ports which in your case is fine. I had high hopes for the Clearfog Pro since it is an ARM solution with with a total of 8 ports but its not production quality. I've put it aside for now since I had too many issues with it and couldn't take the deeper dive. There is also a Clearfog Base that has 2 ports but I can't speak on that.

On March 21, 2017 9:38:43 AM EDT, Casey Bralla <> wrote:
I'm looking to reduce my electrical power consumption on my home network and 
would like some advice.

Right now I use an old Pentium III system with 3 NICs running Debian and
Shorewall to act as a firewall and router for a DMZ and internal network. This
works fine, and has the advantage of being easy for me to administer since I'm
so familiar with Debian. (Also Shorewall has great How-to documentation.)

The only downside is that old Pentium system drawing 65 watts (headless) 24/7.

Would a simple firewall box (e.g.: ) be lower
power? I'd like to use a low-power system like a Raspberry PI, but the I/O
and multiple NICs would cripple it.

Any suggestions?

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