[talk] opnsense box for home: APU2 or something else?

Thomas Levine _ at thomaslevine.com
Wed Dec 20 12:32:55 EST 2017

This reminds me of something I have been wondering.

I recently purchased three routers that are compatible with dd-wrt,
because I needed one and there was a cheap lot of three on eBay.
All of them were uselessly slow, and of course way slower than my
OPNSense router. I didn't figure out why they were slow, but I also
didn't really try; I just switched back to the OPNSense router.

It is only in the past two years that I have found normal cheap
proprietary routers to be slow. Has something about networking changed?
Or, next time that I come across such a slow router, how can I figure
out why it is slow, particularly if I can't install free firmware on it?

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