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I'm not sure whether it's the right place to ask for a router / firewall recommendation.

My requirements are as follows:

  • supports IPSEC tunnels (at least two connections)
  • has WAN/LAN throughput of almost 100Mbit/s and in VPN mode at least 50Mbit/s
  • shouldn't be noisy, because is for home office
  • the price range is up to $500

I've some Cisco 2600/3600 and PIX 515E available, but these are to noisy and the power consumption is quite too much. But they would fulfil my requirements ;)

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closed as off topic by Mark Henderson Jan 13 '12 at 4:29

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You'll never get 50MBit through a 2600 router. – Tom O'Connor Mar 1 '11 at 8:30
okey, i've never tested the throughput on a cisco 2600. – Danny Meier Mar 1 '11 at 8:55
Shopping Questions are Off-Topic on any of the Stack Exchange sites. See Q and A is hard, lets go Shopping and the FAQ for more details. – Mark Henderson Jan 13 '12 at 4:29

You want quite a high throughput, but for not very much money.
That's going to be tricky.
The only sensible device I can think of which ticks all of your boxes is the Cisco ASA 5505. 100Mbit WAN/LAN, 150Mbit VPN Throughput. Small form factor, fanless (I think), and Quite Cheap (Local pricing may vary, but they're less than 300 GBP)

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ASA5505 would also be my choice, wonderful little boxes. – pauska Mar 1 '11 at 11:59

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