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antonknee
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  #2790569 6-Oct-2021 13:48
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Any suggestions on a small (read tiny) wireless router that supports VLAN tagging? Live in a small apartment so looking for something that doesn't take up space but equally doesn't need to have amazing coverage.

 

I had considered something like the TP Link TL-WR802N but I'm not sure this supports VLAN. 


 
 
 

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  #2790576 6-Oct-2021 13:57
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antonknee:

 

Any suggestions on a small (read tiny) wireless router that supports VLAN tagging? Live in a small apartment so looking for something that doesn't take up space but equally doesn't need to have amazing coverage.

 

I had considered something like the TP Link TL-WR802N but I'm not sure this supports VLAN. 

 

 

Mikrotik hAP AC2

 

Nothing special wireless performance wise, but full fledged RouterOS with all the good stuff that comes with that.


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  #2790608 6-Oct-2021 14:47
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@antonknee how small, and what other specs do you need? If size is critical then https://mikrotik.com/product/RB931-2nD or https://mikrotik.com/product/RBmAPL-2nD but both only 2.4GHz dual chain wifi. If you can go a little larger or need 5GHz wifi, then as @chevrolux suggests https://mikrotik.com/product/hap_ac2




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  #2790715 6-Oct-2021 18:26

If somebody is interested to proceed with an EdgeRouter 4 and openWRT, here‘s the link: OpenWrt

 

There will be versions for the USGs as well …





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  #2835552 19-Dec-2021 15:51
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Idly considering a Ubiquiti Dream Machine.

 

A few questions -

 

- is it as good as everyone says it is ?

 

- is it worth the (not insignificant) price ?

 

- is it easy to use, but can do advanced stuff (I certainly can't do advanced stuff, but hopefully I can follow instructions) ?

 

- in the review on this very Geekzone, it says something about having to set up initially using your existing router, is this still necessary ?

 

- does it work with ANY fibre provider ? vlan vs no vlan / whatever ?

 

- can it do this NAT redirection  / DNAT thing (if I need to, if I can follow / find instructions) ?

 

Thanks in advance 😁

 

EDIT - also, I presume each wire plugged into the back can go to a switch and it will run these devices fine ? at the moment I have a wire plugged in the back of our existing router going to a switch behind the TV to connect about 4 devices there, another wire to a switch behind another TV, to connect about 4 devices there, another wire...





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  #2835938 20-Dec-2021 12:38
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Also, is it possible to have wifi on these turn on and off on a schedule and / or for specific devices and / or have some kind of parental controls ?





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  #2835976 20-Dec-2021 13:55
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@rb99 It'll be a good choice for you, does D-NAT etc but as your current ISP is just DHCP without VLAN or anything it'll take you around 5mins start to finish to setup no other router needed. My review was with earlier firmware and has since been rectified, I'll go and update it.





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  #2835980 20-Dec-2021 14:01
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Thanks. Just have convince myself to part with the money (but that usually doesn't take very long...)





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  #2841487 1-Jan-2022 17:12
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As a follow up, I bought a Dream Machine a few weeks ago. Don't know when I'll install it - you know... holidays, people at home etc.

 

Anyway, am now idly speculating (again)...if I buy an access point for it (and I may find the built in is sufficient for our two story), are there any (Ubiquiti) models recommended ? I've looked around, and if I do it seems to be between UAP-AC-PRO, UAP-AC-LITE and UAP-AC-LR.

 

PRO getting expensive, LITE is, well, LITE, so might go for the Long Range ? Again might not need it at all but if so does that sound good, is that the one to avoid, will we all need tin foil hats with its 250mW power ?

 

I presume a PoE thingy would also help ?





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  #2841500 1-Jan-2022 17:50
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U6-Lite would be the go for home. Maybe a couple depending on size. I struggle to see a use case for anything bigger at home.

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  #2841509 1-Jan-2022 18:36
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Thanks. I'll check that one out a bit more carefully.





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  #2841530 1-Jan-2022 19:31
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Bit cheeky here - but I have a HD- nano (AC) for sale ....


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  #2841659 1-Jan-2022 20:36
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stocksp:

 

Bit cheeky here - but I have a HD- nano (AC) for sale ....

 

 

Ta. This is true, but I don't know if I need it at all, when that might be, or if I do go for this model or not...





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  #2857149 27-Jan-2022 13:17
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Hi all, what would be a recommendation for something in a similar vein as a edgerouter x? Seems it’s not in stock any more in nz.

  #2857166 27-Jan-2022 14:20
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SpartanVXL: Hi all, what would be a recommendation for something in a similar vein as a edgerouter x? Seems it’s not in stock any more in nz.

 

 

 

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