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[ale] [OT] Wifi router time again



The ER-10X at ~$110 is another bargain.  Double the ports, memory and storage of the ER-X with the same processor!

Ray


> On Dec 11, 2019, at 9:56 AM, lnxgnome via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
> 
> 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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