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[ale] [OT] Wifi router time again



Yeah, wifi is much of the whole point for my use case.

On 12/11/19 9:56 AM, lnxgnome via Ale 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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