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  # 2123983 12-Nov-2018 11:02
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Lizard1977:

 

I finally got round to setting up the ERX today, but I've managed to get myself lost on a few things.  Basic internet access seems to be fine (though I may need to do some more research to make sure I've got things done properly), but for the life of me I can't work out where to put the DNS settings for DNS4Me.  Can anyone give me some quick and easy instructions on how to set this up?

 

 

You need to do 2 things:

 

     

  1. Disable the receiving of DNS from DHCP/PPPoE
  2. Configure DNS forwarder to use custom DNS servers

 

Neither of the above have a configuration page in the main interface. You need to do them either from CLI or "Config Tree".

 

I will give you instructions on the CLI since you can follow the command to find where you need to change in config tree.

 

If you are using the commands make sure you are in configure mode and save them afterwards. ie,

 

 

configure

 

<commands>

 

commit

 

save

 

exit

 

 

I assume your WAN port is eth0 with VLAN 10 and PPPoE. Remove "vif 10" and "pppoe 0" if you are not using them.

 

Instructions for #1

 

 

set interfaces ethernet eth0 vif 10 pppoe 0 dhcp-options name-server no-update

 

 

Instructions for #2

 

 

set service dns forwarding name-server x.x.x.x # repeat this for more IP addresses

 

 

 

 

Now if you are using such a service for unblocking purposes, you will want all of your devices to use the DNS server on the router, even if the devices have hard-coded DNS servers (chromecast for example). You can setup destination NAT to force all DNS traffic to your router.

 

Assume your router's IP is 192.168.0.1

 

Go to "Firewall/NAT" -> "NAT" -> "Add Destination NAT Rule"

 

Inbound Interface: Select your LAN interface. Normally it is your switch interface.

 

Translations: Address 192.168.0.1 Port 53

 

Protocol: Both TCP and UDP

 

Dest Address: !192.168.0.1

 

Dest Port: 53

 

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  # 2124225 12-Nov-2018 15:26
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I'm about to move to a new house (rental as I'm living in Auckland). The ONT in the house was installed in the one corner of the house (in the living room) - furthest away from the rest of the house.

 

 

 

At my current house I run all my devices off ethernet, via a switch:

 

- Apple TV (3rd gen)

 

- PS4

 

- PS3

 

- QNAP NAS

 

- DENON receiver that also provides me with Internet Radio

 

- TV with Ondemand capabilites

 

 

 

These devices will be in the middle of the house, which in a straight line will be about 10-15 meters away from the ONT. I cannot make holes in the roof or the walls, due to it being a rental. There are also a number of windows and doors in the way so I will not be able to run an ethernet cable on the floor.

 

 

 

I also have a number of devices that I would like to run off wifi, the would be best positioned in the family room. Closest to the bedrooms and study.

 

 

 

I've looked at powerline options, but not sure if that will work for me. Any suggestions?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2124254 12-Nov-2018 16:23
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patrickslee:

 

Lizard1977:

 

I finally got round to setting up the ERX today, but I've managed to get myself lost on a few things.  Basic internet access seems to be fine (though I may need to do some more research to make sure I've got things done properly), but for the life of me I can't work out where to put the DNS settings for DNS4Me.  Can anyone give me some quick and easy instructions on how to set this up?

 

 

You need to do 2 things:

 

[SNIP}

 

 

Thanks for this.  I'll take a look tonight.

 

I did actually manage to get "blocked" sites to work by making a change I found through googling (but can't remember what I did, just that it worked).  When I get a moment I will look through your instructions and check what I've done against it.

 

There's a lot to learn with the new Router.  If I'm honest, I don't really know what I'm doing - I think I've just been lucky with previous routers being very simple/popular and having pretty straightforward instructions for common problems.  It would be good to know, though, and properly understand networking and how to configure things.  Is there an online course for beginners that would be worth doing (particularly one focussed on EdgeOS/Edgerouters)?  Something that explains what I'm doing with port forwarding, DNS, WAN/LAN etc etc.  


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  # 2155375 6-Jan-2019 17:34
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I just came to say how happy I am with the Netgear Nighthawk X8, also known as the Netgear R8500

 

 

 

best router I've ever owned


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  # 2155382 6-Jan-2019 17:52
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Naekyr:

 

I just came to say how happy I am with the Netgear Nighthawk X8, also known as the Netgear R8500

 

best router I've ever owned

 

 

Depending on what other router's you've owned, that's not hard.. Those "high end" Netgear's are usually stupidly expensive and are still average at best.





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  # 2155451 6-Jan-2019 21:04
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@Naekyr:

 

I just came to say how happy I am with the Netgear Nighthawk X8, also known as the Netgear R8500

 

best router I've ever owned

 

 

Perhaps you should test your new Freeview box with a different router then?





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  # 2161704 15-Jan-2019 18:32
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Agreed the Hauwei HG659b seems a great router but firmware upgrade and support is really lacking. So perhaps the best of the cheap consumer garbage but down the track could be just as bad? Huawei and Spark both duck for cover when you request any support or firmware.....

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2162567 17-Jan-2019 14:08
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I have just changed my Router.

 

My house is Wifi only due to type of construction which limits cables.  The house itself is quite compact, 120m2 with a separate garage.

 

 

 

Previously I failed with Ubiquiti Unifi and AP setup, perhaps I could do it now with better guides available.  I did have an issue using a small laptop trying to configure the ER-x not scrolling down the screen to see some settings.  

 

 

 

For last two and a half years been using Netgear R7000, but for last 6 months the wifi performance has been declining and dropping out requiring reboots. Firmware was kept updated.

 

I accidentally gave the device a sharp tap after cleaning and checking the antennas, and this fixed the wifi, so perhaps a hardware issue. 

 

 

 

Just setting up a Ubiquiti AMPLIFI Wifi router HD and added one meshpoint HD. Both bought second hand although the meshpoint was new in box.  

 

The quick start guide set me up as wifi off existing router, ok.  Then connecting standalone was not simple for me.

 

I had to get assistance from Bigpipe for username and password, both bigpipe, then still no ipaddress.  It seems that the solution was to manually enter DNS server 8.8.8.8.

 

I am still not sure of other setting options such as vlan, does not seem to be needed at this stage.

 

 

 

The wifi performance seems a step up from anything I have experienced.  I just hope that the system is reliable.

 

It is a pain changing wifi, google home hub is stubbornly refusing to connect, and having to reset smart bulbs and sockets.

 

 





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  # 2164130 20-Jan-2019 12:30
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Just wanted to say a big thanks for this thread. I recently moved to gigabit fibre after years on 70mb VDSL. I wasn't happy with the speeds I was getting, especially with WiFi on my Google WiFi mesh so I upgraded to Netgear Orbi but still wasn't happy as was only getting around 200mb downloads and uploads under 100. 

 

This weekend I installed a Edgerouter 4 and Unifi NanoHD and the speed increase is amazing. Getting 500+ down and full 400 up on my MacBook Pro 2015 now. I'm an ex network engineer so it wasn't to hard to get my head around (although I haven't touched enterprise gear for about 5-6 years).





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  # 2169702 29-Jan-2019 15:59
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Now that Huawei has been charged by the USA, do I need to change my router? Are my highly important top secret emails being spied on by the Chinese? Does it matter?

 

  





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  # 2169704 29-Jan-2019 16:02
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Rikkitic:

 

Now that Huawei has been charged by the USA, do I need to change my router? Are my highly important top secret emails being spied on by the Chinese? Does it matter?

 

  

 

 

if they were, the company would be sunk


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  # 2180684 15-Feb-2019 10:21
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This is fantastic thread!

 

I looked at the Ubiquiti stuff, then my attention has greatly turned to the Grandstream stuff.

 

One question. 

 

I see the GWN7000 has POE, is that itself being powered by POE, or would it deliver POE? So I could pair with a GWN7610 and that device will be powered via POE?

 

 

 

Or do I need to buy a POE switch? If I didn't want so many power bricks

 

cheers





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  # 2180712 15-Feb-2019 11:01
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Placed order for the GWN7000 and 7610.

 

A few people have this combo and are happy with it, so thats good enough for me.

 

Replacing a TPLink Archer c9 - which will go upstairs to extend wifi, until I buy another 7610.

 

Lets hope for overnight shipment, so I can play tomorrow!!!!





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  # 2194001 8-Mar-2019 21:22
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For a Gigabit connection what would you recommend out of these three Ubiquiti routers?:

 

- Edgerouter X - Seems to be able to route at Gigabit nowadays, but only in one direction at a time? Cheapest option

 

- Edgerouter Lite - Seems like the pro choice if you're ok with CLI setup etc.

 

- USG - The most expensive, provides pretty pictures but you'll lose a bit because you won't be able to do packet inspection at gigabit speeds


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  # 2195516 11-Mar-2019 08:47
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@michaelmurfy regarding my post above:

 

Does the X or USG or Lite do DPI with Gigabit speeds?

 

I've read varying reports on the Ubiquity forums that say that the X and USG can do this (hardware offloading enabled), but may only be able to DPI some of the traffic?

 

 

 

DPI isn't really a necessity - just a nice to have, so perhaps im better of just going with the X since it's cheaper?

 

The only thing is depending on how well the AP-Lite works, I may need two of them. If that's the case am I better going with a USG?


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