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sultanoswing
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  #1611090 13-Aug-2016 13:45
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PANiCnz:

 

My main concern is that with a 100/20+ connection you start getting into a situation where you actually need some semi decent hardware to route at line speed. Said hardware is often more expensive than the ~$200 an ERL costs, consumes more power and generates more heat.

 

pfSense is a great product, but if starting from scratch (i.e. no spare PC hardware) then on cost alone I think its hard to beat the ERL or similarly spec'd MikroTik kit.

 

 

Even more so if you want to run encrypted OpenVPN traffic (AES-NI). Speaking of Mikotik, I was considering RouterOS except they have a curious implementation of openVPN i.e. no UDP support, which I required.

 

Agreed on the heat/cost/power equation, and it's probably overkill unless you do need the specific features and yet.....[echoes of Tim the Toolman Taylor....]


 
 
 

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skaffen
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  #1642457 29-Sep-2016 10:59
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Aaroona:

 

I'm still using my WNDR3700 with OpenWRT loaded on it.

 

I've had this now for must be close to 6-7 years and it hasn't failed me. Has a 1Gb WAN port (in case I want to move to 200mbps), as well as gigabit LAN ports and dual band 2.4/5Ghz wifi.

 

Plenty for what I have needed over the years and still now. Frequently have ~8 wifi devices connected at once, plus my desktop hard wired and handles well.

 

 

 

I realize that's on the old part of the spectrum, but hard to tell if it'd fit your requirements without a little more detail. (i.e. Size of area you want to cover, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm just about to install OpenWRT on a TL-WDR3600 in preparation for a move to Bigpipe next week. Any gotchas I should be aware of using OpenWRT with Bigpipe?


robjg63
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  #1642463 29-Sep-2016 11:03
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Why do you think you need OpenWRT?

 

Why not just run it on standard and see how it goes. Seems to have pretty good feedback/reviews on amazon.

 

You do realise that sometimes hardware doesnt run as well with third party software - have you checked that out?





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skaffen
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  #1642513 29-Sep-2016 12:01
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robjg63:

 

Why do you think you need OpenWRT?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't. I want it... smile

 

 

 

OPENWRT has some features I want, and I'm a firm believer in open source being more secure than closed source.


Shindig
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  #1642551 29-Sep-2016 12:35
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TP Link Archer c9

 

http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C9.html

 

 

 

its ace, and was well easy to setup. Auto sensed PPPOE and configured itself really.

 

5ghz wireless in an apartment saturated with 2.4 networks is the future!





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Rudster
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  #1642613 29-Sep-2016 13:49

corksta:

 

I use the Asus RT-AC87U router, works flawlessly.

 

 

 

 

Using the same on 200/200. When gigabit switches over, it should still be fine though my cat5e cabling might be a bottleneck. Will have to wait and see.


Aborto
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  #1643120 30-Sep-2016 09:16
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Was using an Archer C9 and C3200 on 200/200 but they were getting a bit unstable during high loads.

 

I ended up buying a Shuttle DS57U and installing pfsense, it has been fantastic so far, was really easy to set up and only cost about as much as a standard high end consumer router but has a lot more capability.




idle
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  #1643127 30-Sep-2016 09:35

HG659 from Vodafone (paid the postage). Easy set-up and works a treat, plus excellent Wi-Fi coverage throughout the house.


darylblake
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  #1643195 30-Sep-2016 10:56
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HG659 from Voda where I am now for UFB & an RB2011 + Dreytek DV130 for VDSL + Unifi AP at my new place on Vibe. 

 

Both setups are working well.


billgates
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  #1643205 30-Sep-2016 11:18
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Fortigate 100D for firewall/routing and fritz!box 7490 for VOIP services only via 2Degrees





Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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