Originally Posted by Geofrancis
For pure routing alone your right an atom would be plenty but who wants to build a Linux router just for that?
An Atom would handle an iptables firewall, DNS, DHCP, and OpenVPN just fine as well. The point is that basic network services like these don't use a ton of resources unless you have a ton of users a a crap ton of bandwidth. You should notice this with your VIA and this Atom is considerably faster than that as well.