Netgate 3100

The Netgate® 3100 security gateway appliance with pfSense® Plus software is the perfect multi-port Ethernet connectivity device for the modern home, small office, and SMB network. With a compact form factor, low power draw, and silent operation it can run completely unnoticed placed on a desktop. Featuring a Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz CPU, (6) 1 GbE ports, and 2 GB of DDR4 RAM – the Netgate 3100 can deliver multi-gigabit firewall and routing throughput.

The Netgate 3100 is a high-performance gigabit desktop appliance as a result of its Dual core ARM v7 Cortex-A9 @ 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of DDR4 RAM, and flexible 6-port network interface.



Memory 2GB
Storage 8GB


Memory 2GB
Storage 32GB

CPU: The Dual core ARM v8 Cortex-A53 1.2 GHz delivers 3.64 Gbps routing for common iPerf3 traffic and over 2.44 Gbps of firewall throughput.

Network Ports: Flexible 6-port combination of (1) 4-port 1 GbE Marvell switch and (2) dedicated 1 GbE ports.

Storage: 8 GB eMMC Flash onboard (or optional 32 GB M.2 SATA SSD)

Memory: 2 GB DDR4, DDR4 memory allows more stable, higher transfer rates for memory-intensive applications (e.g. IDS/IPS).

Cooling: The passive cooling system and low power draw of the Netgate 3100 provides efficient thermal management and silent operation expected from smaller devices despite its significantly higher performance.


CPUARM v7 Cortex-A9 @ 1.6 GHz with NEON SIMD and FPU
CPU CoresDual Core
NetworkingTwo 1 Gigabit Ethernet Ports, configured as dual WAN or one WAN one LAN
plus four-port 1 Gbps Marvell 88E6141 switch, uplinked at 2.5 Gbps to the third port on the SoC for LAN.
Storage8 GB eMMC Flash onboard, upgradable to  32 GB M.2 SATA SSD with SG-3100 Max
Memory2 GB DDR4L
Expansion2x M.2 ‘B’ key sockets (SSD, LTE)
1x M.2 ‘E’ key socket (2230 form factor) for WiFi / Bluetooth
1x miniPCIe (WiFi)
Console PortMiniUSB (console cable included)
USB Ports1x 3.0 port
 LED3 user-controllable full-color RGB LEDs
EnclosureDesktop 1.56″ tall x 7″ deep x 8″ wide
Form FactorStandard mini-ITX 170mm x 170mm
 PowerExternal ITE P/S AC/DC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 12V 3.33A, threaded barrel connector
AC Inlet: IEC320-C14 (3 PIN)
One US, UK, EU or ANZ power cord included
US Power Cord: NEMA 5-15P to IEC320-C13
UK Power Cord: BS 1363 to IEC320-C13
EU Power Cord: CEE7/16 to IEC320-C13
ANZ Power Cord: AS 3112 to IEC320-C13
Environmental32°F (0°C) to 149°F (65°C)
CertificationsFCC, CE, RoHS, UL, IEC-60950

All specifications subject to change without notice


L3 Forwarding

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 3.64 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 1.98 Gbps


(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 2.44 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 1.04 Gbps


(AES-CBC-128 + SHA1)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 453 Mbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 108 Mbps

Netgate 3100 performance tests conducted with pfSense software version 2.4.4-p3

The Netgate 6100 features 16 GB eMMC. There is also an optional storage upgrade version, the Netgate 6100 Max featuring 128 GB eMMC. There is a wall mount option available.


Product Features


  • No artificial limits or add-ons required to make your system fully functional.
  • No additional usage or feature-based pricing. Enjoy unlimited users, unlimited firewall rules, unlimited IPsec tunnels, dual WAN, etc.
  • Low power requirements to help save you money.
  • No moving parts to wear out. This system is designed for a long deployment lifetime.


  • From firewall to Unified Threat Management, get all the security features you need to protect your home or business.
  • Flexible configuration and support for multi-WAN, high availability, VPN, load balancing, reporting and monitoring, etc.
  • Add optional packages such as Snort or Suricata for IDS/IPS and network security monitoring, Squid for optimized content delivery and SquidGuard for anti-spam/anti-phishing and URL filtering.1
  • Maximum Active Connections: 1.8 million


  • Manage pfSense Plus settings through our web-based GUI.
  • No fumbling with a command line interface or typing arcane commands.


  • Connect via encrypted Virtual Private Networks (VPN) between your offices, let mobile workers connect security, or connect to the Cloud!
  • Use the built-in Amazon VPC Wizard to easily establish VPN connections with your Amazon EC2 cloud.

Best For:

  • Consumers
  • Remote Workers
  • Small to Medium-Sized Business Networks
  • Small to Medium-Sized Branch Office
  • Managed Service Provider / Managed Security Service Provider (MSP/MSSP) On-Premises Appliance

Software Features

pfSense Plus software is a powerful firewall, router and VPN solution that leverages a number of highly-regarded open-source projects. The software competes effectively with far more expensive, commercial alternatives and is used by hundreds of thousands of businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies all over the world. Leading secure-networking features and capabilities include:

  • Ad blocker (pfBlockerNG)
  • Captive Portal
  • CARP / HA
  • DNS Server
  • DHCP Server
  • HTTP transparent / web / reverse proxy (Squid)
  • IP / Country block list (pfBlocker)
  • Packet capture / inspection
  • Port forwarding
  • QOS / rate limiters
  • Software load balancer (HA Proxy)
  • Traffic monitoring
  • Traffic logging, statistics, and graphs
  • Traffic shaping
  • VLAN
  • Wake-on-LAN
  • Website blocker (pfBlocker)