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Old 08-14-2013, 02:32 AM
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I'm looking at using a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter POE in a new home. The EdgeRouter POE will have these connected to its ports:

0) Cox Cable Modem
1) Netgear GS105E 5-port Gigabit Switch
2) Netgear GS108E 8-port Gigabit Switch
3) AP #1
4) AP #2

I have all this hardware laying around already. All I would need to buy is the EdgeRouter POE.

The GS105E will be at the other end of the house (connected to an ethernet jack that's run all the way back to the EdgeRouter). The GS108E will be in an OnQ Structured Wiring Panel along with the EdgeRouter POE and Cox Cable Modem.

The GS105E will have various things connected to it (PCs, Smart TVs, Game Consoles). The GS108E will be connected to the ethernet ports in the rest of the rooms of the house (each room has at least one ethernet port).

The two access points for now are D-Link DIR-868Ls. I would have used one of these as the main router, but they do not fit in that wiring panel so I will use them as access points (one on the first floor and the other on the 3rd floor).

Will I need some special configuration file to get the EdgeRouter POE configured or can everything be setup through the EdgeOS UI?

Later on, I'm considering replacing the D-Link DIR-868Ls with UniFi access points just for the zero-handoff roaming capability.


If the EdgeRouter is overkill, can anyone recommend another wired / wireless router that's:
- thin and can be wall mounted like the EdgeRouter
- at least four gigabit LAN ports
- it doesn't have to be a wired only router as long as it has good wired performance and will work well with multiple access points connected to it

I really only need two POE ports so if there is another router you'd recommend I would use this POE injector:
http://www.l-com.com/power-over-ethe...ply-48vdc-335w
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:36 AM
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This is not a consumer router. Configuration relies on command-line and can require a lot of work.

Wired-only routers these days tend to come with VPN, which pushes price up a bit. Low-profile options include the NETGEAR FVS318G, TP-Link TL-R600VPN and others.
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I've seen posts on various forums that almost all options home users would need to configure can be done through the UI and don't require inputting them through a command line interface. Doesn't really matter now though, turns out these D-Link routers I have (DIR-868L) are pretty good:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/ranke...-dlink-dir868l

I may just use one of these as the main router instead of shelling out for the EdgeRouter POE since I already have two of them. Then all I need to buy are the two UAPs.

I wish the new AC UAP was based on a 2nd gen. AC chipset though.
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Then the firmware has evolved since we reviewed it. That is good if the GUI is more useful.
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I've attached an image showing how my network is laid out.

Will the SOHO/basic config. floating around these forums work with my setup?
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What are you requiring beyond what your D-Link does?
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The new home is a single-story / level home so it's spread out over half an acre. I also has some concrete walls and the signal from the D-Link isn't great through them.

I have a friend that can get me UniFi AP Pro. units at a really good price so I'm going to take advantage of that. The wiring panel / closet in the new house is small so most routers won't fit in it, much less a router, POE injector and switch.
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Doesn't sound like you are asking for much beyond basic routing. The config scripts here are for the EdgeRouter lite. The POE may be different.

I see you've posted the same question in the Ubiquiti forum and looks like you have a response from a UBNT employee.
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The 1.2.0 firmware web UI is workable. From a web design angle, it's nifty. From a set up my router stand point, it's not going to allow you to do all the serious magic this router is capable of performing. It is a good place to start and learn it, but it is still daunting if you are not familiar with Vyatta.

If you want to buy one, be forewarned that you will spend a lot of time learning and configuring this box. If you can set up a good test environment where you can experiment with your changes, all the better. Trying to do this on a live network will drive you insane.

I am very happy with mine, the performance LAN to DMZ is killer, which is why I purchased it. Just know what you're getting yourself into with this device. This is not OpenWRT-land.
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Thanks for the input zentec. I'm not an average Joe home user. I do work in the IT field, but haven't done much when it comes to networking.

I would have an EdgeRouter POE already, but as I understand (and have read elsewhere) Ubiquiti does periodically release updated hardware revisions of their products.

I don't actually need to have all of this hardware until late November. Just planning it out now. So to make sure I get the latest hardware revision of these Ubiquiti products, I'll wait until November to make the purchases.
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