You can get  4 ports j1900's for sub $100 off ali-express. If you don't
care about AES-NI they do 5gbit duplex slow path l3 forwarding just fine:

If you want AES-NI then these are the Cheapest :
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Minisys-4-Lan-pfsense-minipc-Intel-atom-E3845-quad-core-mini-itx-motherboard-linux-firewall-computer/32825684280.html

On 9 April 2018 at 12:20, Anatoli <m...@anatoli.ws> wrote:

> Guys, thank you all for your recommendations.
>
> > I know it only has three NICs, so it's likely a non-started for the OP
>
> Yepp, there are a lot of nice devices with 3 NICs, but I need at least 4
> and actually I don't need more than 5.
>
>
> > The Edgerouter 6 is going to be coming out shortly, that is what I am
> holding out for to run my home network on
> > I think the ER6 is going to be retailing for about $220
>
> It's a nice device for the suggested price, but it's a bit expensive for
> my project. I need a number of the devices, the idea is not to surpass $150.
>
>
> > https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/QOTOM-310G4-3215U-Barebone-
> mini-pc-Dual-core-4-nics-Mini-pc-Ubuntu-Industrial-desktop-
> Computer/32769767156.html
> > This is what I bought for similar purposes.
> > It has 4 Intel Gigabit ports and their efficiency is 99%.
>
> Thanks Максим, looks interesting, but again it's a bit expensive. The
> basic version with RAM costs about $232.
>
>
> > apu4b4 provides 4 intel NICs: http://pcengines.ch/apu4b4.htm
>
> Thanks a lot Karel, I didn't know there was an apu4 board. I guess this is
> the device I'm looking for. Though, there's no information on internet
> about it, even the official page doesn't provide links to it, it appears
> only on the order page. Was it released just recently? Can you confirm it's
> working well with OpenBSD 6.2/6.3?
>
> Do you know where to buy it? On the official order page (
> http://www.pcengines.ch/newshop.php?c=4) it says "No stock".
>
> Regards,
> Anatoli
>
> *From:* Karel Gardas
> *Sent:* Sunday, April 08, 2018 09:39
> *To:* Jungle Boogie
> *Cc:* Misc
> *Subject:* Re: 4-ports router under $150
>
>
> On Sat, 7 Apr 2018 19:01:50 -0700
> jungle boogie <jungleboog...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thus said Jordan Geoghegan on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 17:57:16 -0700
>>
>>> The Edgerouter 6 is going to be coming out shortly, that is what I am
>>> holding out for to run my home network on.
>>>
>>>
>>> Just curious, why this and not amd64 bit with something like the
>> pcengine apu2 board? I know it only has three NICs, so it's likely a
>>
>
> apu4b4 provides 4 intel NICs:
>
> http://pcengines.ch/apu4b4.htm
>
>
>
>
>

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