XG Firewall Home edition on Celeron J1900

Hi All

Apologies if this has been asked before

I have a qotom hardware with 4 Intel NICs running on Intel Celeron J1900 processor. I was running OPNSense on it for many months and wanted to try out the XG Home edition version 18.0.1-396. I tried to install it with both UEFI and Legacy boot and could only boot it with Legacy Boot option. 

Post the boot, after 2-3 minutes, it just hangs and I can't ping and no response on the VGA console. What should I do to fix this issue

Following is the CPU details (installed Ubuntu 18.04 recently)

root@pghome-ubnt:~# lscpu
Architecture: x86_64
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 4
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3
Thread(s) per core: 1
Core(s) per socket: 4
Socket(s): 1
NUMA node(s): 1
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
Model: 55
Model name: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J1900 @ 1.99GHz
Stepping: 9
CPU MHz: 1332.800
CPU max MHz: 2415.7000
CPU min MHz: 1332.8000
BogoMIPS: 3998.40
Virtualization: VT-x
L1d cache: 24K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 1024K
NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-3
Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer rdrand lahf_lm 3dnowprefetch epb pti ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid tsc_adjust smep erms dtherm ida arat md_clear

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[edited by: emmosophos at 12:19 AM (GMT -8) on 12 Feb 2021]
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  • Assumed you meant AES but yeah depends if you need, Doubt the j1900 has it but could be wrong as haven't asked google. 


  • Hi,

    AES-ni is not supported on low end Sophos hardware or the home edition. The j1900 will work but the GUI will be very slow and throughput will depend om your WAN link. Make sure you have the maximum memory installed eg two 4gb sticks and that your NICs are not realtek or i219 series.


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