Just wanted to add @bj to this thread that I think a $100-ish Cloud Router from Mikrotik would blow most hardware away, including Ubiquiti, on pure performance. With the $50 and under models you are still getting 1 million PPS. The new cloud router series really has a crazy amount of power.
This still coming from a pure PPS (packets per second) point of view.
I think the cheapest cloud router has 12 to 16 cores That would only count for the core routers I am more familiar with (12 to 24 now) in the $500 range.
Very poor marketing in the states but very popular with western country WISPS.
If it was just printers I wouldn't think twice about just using some APs in bridged mode. For PCs I would make sure their (the users) expectations are set correctly and make sure you don't have a some database application that is real sensitive to latency running on the link. As cheap as it is to try, I would try it for one set up and then do the rest if it meets their expectations.
Depending on the units, you can get really good latency on wireless links. but you need good ones. Some people argue that it beats wired. it doesn't, but it's good enough that people start to imagine that it does.
Mh, is the EdgeSwitch able to run a VPN tunnel on its own? I need to connect a "remote" office to my server room. The office is in the 3rd floor, my server room in the basement and I need to run through a "public" patch room (primary cabling junction for the building).
3rd floor "remote" office -> fiber -> public patch room -> fiber -> my Serverroom (basement) -> Office
I doubt it has the ability to configure a VPN that seems like an edge device is needed for that.
It does not. That would be the router's job.
Yeah, could have been. Probably the same software behind the scenes etc.
Yup, and cheap enough to swap while someone else is trying to fix something is huge. I'll take two devices that I can swap when one dies for a total price of $600 long before I'll take one of $3,000 that fails "a little less often" but can take a day for someone to repair!
For a super simple no VPNs network, the USG works great, pretty straight forward and has some nice pictograms in the Controller.
The issue I ran into was a VPN tunnel between two endpoints that both had static IPs. This just didn't work. A few people have posted their work arounds on my UBNT thread about putting the IP into the JSON config file and not using the GUI to enter the static IPs and have it work.
We've been able to Default the remaining APs and they are adopted. We have one that is being stubborn, while it 'pings' it's not reachable. Suspect an issue with the AP itself. One just lost the heartbeat, but, it was found and adopted.
All in all, four of the six are running and good to go. lot better than where we started.
So I uploaded the 1.9.0 firmware file with scp (the ER-X doesn't have internet access yet, not final install.)
add system image ER-e50.v22.214.171.12401118.tar
Complained about not enough space available. Fine, uploaded through the gui, and it worked fine. ???
I'll have to tackle the duel WAN tomorrow, after verifying I got all my documentation correct.
Well, it's setup and being used. I'm have a feeling I'm going to have to limit http and https traffic with the QOS settings on it tho. Two 700k/300k DSL connections don't go very far :(
I also need to get the static routing figured out. I tried adding a static route to our web host (viviotech.net), and it still sends traffic out of whichever of the WAN ports it decides is better. Bet I forgot a NAT setting somewhere, now that I think about it?
I used to do VLANs for broadcast storm reasons.. but as I've sense learned, if you have broadcast storms, you have another problems you need to solve anyway... and the VLANs probably won't save you, the switches will still be swarmed and might be brought to their knees anyhow... so, yeah.. today, if I need more than 250 devices in a network, move from /24 to /23 or even /22.
Migrating an existing network though - kinda a huge pain in the ass.
Definitely true. But to bring this full circle, the person in question wants to setup VLAN for learning how to implement them and how they work, and that is awesome.
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