[Cerowrt-devel] Looking for MORE SQM Router Recommendations !

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Wed Mar 17 06:54:08 EDT 2021

Matt Taggart <matt at lackof.org> writes:

> On 3/16/21 11:30 AM, Charles Rothschild via Cerowrt-devel wrote:
>  > I want a 1GB capable SQM router. What options are good nowadays hw wise?
> I've been using the Qotom x86 boxes and running x86 OpenWRT on them. 
> They have no problem doing CAKE on 1gig symmetrical connection.
> http://qotom.net/  and then Products -> Mini PC -> Multiple NIC
> But the Qotom vendor site is confusing and also doesn't list all the 
> products you can find available. So a while ago I made this decoder ring
> https://we.riseup.net/lackof/x86-router-candidates#qotom

Nice list! One comment - the page says this:

> The Intel AES-NI cpu extension can really help openssl/wireguard a lot

That is true for openssl (and other TLS, even IPSec, I think), but not
for wireguard - that doesn't use AES at all, but rather ChaCha20, which
is not accelerated by AES-NI (and doesn't need it either).


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