this is my first question and I hope I do everything correct. Thanks for setting up serverfault - such a site was missing in the internet for a long time now.
In the next few weeks I will get my VDSL 25 connection (at best it's 25 Mbit Download and 5 Mbit Upload). So now I was thinking about setting up my own router for VDSL because i dont want to use the Speedport router I'm getting with VDSL 25.
I'm really into OpenBSD and I found a nice guide about Using OpenBSD with VDSL. In a german article about setting up the FreeBSD based pfSense for VDSL i read that the computer should have at least 1 GHz with 1024 MB RAM.
My machine will be a 800 MHz Pentium 3 with 512 MB RAM but I consider to buy a 30$ Intel Gigbit NIC with TCO (TCP Checksum Offloading). A co-worker suggested this to me because he ment that would heavily decrease the CPU load and my 800 MHz P3 could be more than enough then.
So do you have some experience about the "hardware requirements" for VDSL and if a NIC with TCO could help there?
Thanks in advance for all your answers!