This year marks 10 years now that I have been running the same PFSense-based router, I moved to it after seeing how well PFSense performed for our LAN events and after having issues with the basic router that I was previously using. In that time it has been solid but 10 years on the same hardware has had me questioning if I should change things up at all but it hasn’t been a priority at all. I did however recently notice that PF Sense hasn’t had an update for their community edition going all the way back to January of 2022, combine that with the fact that EnGenius recently introduced their new gateways and I thought this couldn’t be a better time to branch out and try out other options. So today I’m going to take a look at the EnGenius ESG510 to see what it is all about.

Product Name: EnGenius ESG510 Security Gateway

Review Sample Provided by: EnGenius

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

CPU Processor

Quad-Core

Operating Frequency

1.6GHz

Memory

4GB

Storage

8GB

Network Ports (Copper Ports)

4 x 10/100/1000/2500 BASE-T, RJ-45 Ethernet ports

Console Port

1 x 10/100/1000, RJ-45 Ethernet port

PoE+ Capable Port

1 (802.3af/at) LAN (P1)

Mounting Method

Wall mount

USB Interface

1 x USB 3.0

Security Chip

TPM

Performance & Capacity

Firewall (SPI Throughput)

4 Gbps

VPN Throughput

970 Mbps

Max. TCP Concurrent Sessions

1,000,000

Max. Concurrent VPN Tunnels

200

Max. VLAN

96

Firewall

Firewall Features

Stateful Packet Inspection

Policy Rules

Port Forwarding

1:1 NAT

Allow Inbound Services

VPN

Site-to-Site VPN

Mesh VPN/Hub-and-Spoke

Encryption

DES, 3DES, AES (256-bit)

Authentication

MD5, SHA1, SHA2 (512-bit)

Key Management

IKEv1 (x-auth, mode-config)

IKEv2 (EAP, configuration payload)

VPN Features

Site-to-Site VPN

Client VPN

Policy-based VPN

IPSec NAT traversal (NAT-T)

Dead Peer Detection (DPD)

Auto-VPN Connection

Auto NAT traversal

Networking

Operation Mode

Routed/Passthrough

Multiple WANS

Dual (WAN 1 & WAN/P3)

Bandwidth Limit

Per Interface/Per Client

Traffic Load Balancing

WAN load balancing with WRR

Networking Features

Static Route

Multiple WANs

USB Cellular

User Authentication

PPPoE

VLAN Tagging

Captive Portal

Custom Splash Page

Dynamic Routing

Bandwidth Limit

Traffic Load Balancing

DHCP client/server/relay

Dynamic DNS support

Environmental & Physical

Power

54V/1.2A

Operating Temperature

0°C to 40°C

Humidity (non-condensing)

5 to 95% non-condensing

Package Contents

Power adapter

Power cord

RJ-45 Console Cable

Wall Mount Kit

Quick Installation Guide

Dimensions & Weights

Weight

2.14 lbs. (.97 kg)

Dimensions

Width: 8.27” (210 mm)

Length: 7.07” (179.5 mm)

Height: 1.38” (35 mm)

Compliance & Warranty

Regulatory Compliance

FCC Part 15 (Class B)

IC

CE EMC (Class B)

RCM

BSMI

Certifications

CE

FCC

IC

Warranty

2 years

 

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