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[ale] [OT] Wifi router time again



I ran a pair of ER-X with fail-over for 3-4 years as my data backbone 
(handful of VLANs, everything but storage or NFS).?? One of them 
recently died (memory issues), and I'm in process of switching them up 
to a pair of ER-12 (wanted a couple of more ports for expansion).? Both 
have the switch component, but I don't use it.? Neither have WiFi.? 
Still, for about $50, the ER-X is hard to beat.

On 12/9/19 5:13 PM, Jeff Hubbs via Ale wrote:
> Switching at hardware speed is important to me because this device is 
> what connects any and all wifi devices to the file server and 
> throughput between laptops and file server is a thing at my house. :)
>
> On 12/9/19 4:00 PM, Derek Atkins via Ale wrote:
>> I've got an Edgerouter Pro 8 as my main gateway.? My main beef with 
>> it is
>> that it has no "switch' chip hardware so you can't bridge multiple ports
>> (or if you do it wont switch at hardware speed).
>>
>> I've also got and ER-X which does have a switch chip, but it's not
>> rack-mount.
>>
>> Also, I just installed and deployed 3 Unifi AC-AP-Nano access points.
>>
>> The Unifi Controller makes deploying the APs pretty easy.? The hardest
>> part was coming up with my networking plan.? Pushing it out was as 
>> simple
>> as pushing a button on the webapp.
>>
>> -derek
>>
>> On Mon, December 9, 2019 3:46 pm, Alex Carver via Ale wrote:
>>> Unifi AP-AC-LITE or PRO models work well.
>>>
>>> Haven't tried out the EdgeRouters from them yet.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2019-12-09 07:06, Ken Cochran via Ale wrote:
>>>> What about Ubiquiti?
>>>> Good overall models?
>>>> Especially good?
>>>> Any to avoid?
>>>> Looking for a router and a WAP for small commercial office.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks, -k
>>>>
>>>>> To: Jeff Hubbs <jhubbslist at att.net>, Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
>>>>> <ale at ale.org>,
>>>>> ???????? Jeff Hubbs via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [ale] [OT] Wifi router time again
>>>>> From: Jim Kinney via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>>>>> Reply-To: Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com>,
>>>>> ???????? Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
>>>>>
>>>>> I can't recall model nums, but linksys has several routers they
>>>>> advertise as "Linux ready". They're all in the $200 range and
>>>>> all have very good specs.
>>>>>
>>>>> On December 7, 2019 10:31:48 PM EST, Jeff Hubbs via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> I've had a Buffalo DD-WRT-based wifi router since 2015. It sits 
>>>>>> behind
>>>>>> the supplied AT&T UVerse router and handles wifi for the portable
>>>>>> devices in the house as well as the uplink for the house switch that
>>>>>> supports all the wired systems. I saw tonight that Office Depot is
>>>>>> offering 20% off routers with the return of an old router so I 
>>>>>> thought
>>>>>> that it might be time. OD has a pretty good selection of 
>>>>>> Netgear's and
>>>>>> Linksys' offerings.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Are there any models in particular you suggest or suggest 
>>>>>> avoiding? I
>>>>>> won't use the USB-based file-serving ability as I've got a file 
>>>>>> server
>>>>>> for that. As a point of reference, the Netgear Nighthawk AX4 at $200
>>>>>> pre-discount is as much as I care to spend.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> - Jeff
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