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  #1703814 15-Jan-2017 21:49
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I'm building a house and unless I win this comp, this will be my router

I can't help but feel that it won't fully utilise the cabling I'm putting in.

Thanks Murfy and GoWifi, great prize!

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Master Geek

  #1703829 15-Jan-2017 22:02
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Currently running VDSL with ISP supplied router in bridge mode and the RB2011 as main Router. Running Unifi AP and small server. Would be good to upgrade to more gig ports and CPU


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  #1703834 15-Jan-2017 22:10
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Currently using my Spark issues modem/router and a 2nd hand noisy Cisco 2950 switch for my home network.


In the process right now of planning a serious network upgrade (running cable, new AP's, switches in a small rack), still early days and in the planning stage of drawing up the house plans. This router would be a great piece to add into the setup.





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  #1703894 16-Jan-2017 07:47
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Currently using a Routerboard 951g-2hnd which is struggling to keep up with my UFB so this would make a nice upgrade

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  #1703904 16-Jan-2017 08:01
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heres my current setup



in the process of house renovations so its not complete and only a few network points are live (waiting on wall to be built before I can drop all the networks cables down into garage).


Currently running a Fritzbox 7490 and 2 unifi AC access points.  

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Ultimate Geek

  #1703963 16-Jan-2017 10:18
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Currently using a Mikrotik Cloud Router which is having difficulty performing switching functionality.  When switching packets, it tends to use up 100% cpu usage.


This will be a good replacement.

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Master Geek

  #1703985 16-Jan-2017 10:50
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Currently using an old Netgear WNDR3700 with dd-wrt with wireless turned off, bridged to a draytek modem and wireless provided by 3 UniFi AP's. Really need to update the router.


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Ultimate Geek

  #1703995 16-Jan-2017 10:59
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I've currently got the older Huawei ONT UFF used to use in an enormous white box, an RB2011, a PAP2T, a Raspberry pi, a Truenet probe, and a patch panel I should really attach to the wall in my comms cupboard (above the fridge).  There's an HG569 in the lounge to provide 11ac.


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The setup works quite well but the RB2011 can't pass more than 10Mbps for a VPN, so I've had to move the VPN stuff off onto a Linux box.  I'd like a Mikrotik with some more CPU power, so that I could run some proper queues on it and maybe a Linux VM too.  I still dream of the faster UFB plans getting cheaper, we're on 100/20 and I'd love faster upstream...

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  #1704054 16-Jan-2017 12:30
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I have a Vodafone supplied Huawei HG659b which is both modem and router. I'd like to split away from this set up when I finally move to fibre (hopefully in a few months when I can afford to get the overhead lines pole on my property replaced) and this would be perfect.


As far as bugs that annoy me:


Image result for wasps nz (picture source: DOC website)


We have a lot of these zipping around our place and hibernating in the wood pile. They annoy the crap out of me! I've embarked on a firm course of action this year - see a wasp, kill a wasp. Lost track of how many it's been so far, at least a couple of dozen (Asian paper wasps too).


EDIT: Added picture source.

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#1704063 16-Jan-2017 12:42
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I could certainly benefit from this as I currently have only 100mbit ports on my RB951-2n for UFB.  I could certainly benefit from the upgrade with the increase in net speed but also the USB3.0 port where I could have the router running some VM's (metarouter function), run other gear off the PoE out and gain a boost in IPSEC performance.




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  #1704422 16-Jan-2017 22:17
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 a RB3011 would give me a reasonable reason to move off pfsense and move to a fully embedded setup to run in a rack rather than the current monstrosity of a setup.







Obviously this all looks very messy, so the setup is:


2x ADSL connections, one terminated on a TG582n (bridge mode).. the other terminated on a NF4V (PPPoA - Sadly)


both these go into the PFsense box, where the first connection is PPPoE terminated, the second full ip routed.




From here, everything is trunked into my AT9000/24 (fan has been switched for something that is not a jet engine)


Wifi is handled by Two E400s with trunking to a few key locations that i often temporarily fix a third E400 for coverage




Lastly there is my over-complicated voice setup:


PSTN goes into a SPA3102 which trunks via freepbx to the fritzbox 7390, The phoneline goes out here to the normal home wiring, this essentially just bridges to keep all the logging on the fritz in line - Mainly used so the fritzfon app can be used on any mobile device for landline access




I would love to reorganize things, however i don't really wanna know off my lines to do so!


work colleges call me crazy as soon as they see i simply have two connections.. i have yet to explain the whole PSTN setup! a third wan is possibly in the works along with completion of a relocation for modems.

#include <std_disclaimer>


Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


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  #1704425 16-Jan-2017 22:24
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Phwoar... Sometimes it sucks being an Australian resident (And I'm sure my NZ resident daughters couldn't quite use this yet).

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  #1704434 16-Jan-2017 23:53
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Hell yeh. Very nice Routerboard. I got the RB2011, connected to a Drektek DV130 VDSL modem. And an Unifi AP. The RB2011 is pretty good infact its very solid and barely ever drops PPPoE, but um if I win please, then my sister will probably get the RB2011 at her house since it is better than most other freebee routers:D


The only bugs/problems I have had with the RB2011 is it gets pretty bogged down if I copy a LOT of data over the interfaces and someone on another interface is trying to browse the internet. I rekon the 3011 with its dual core CPU and Gig of ram would probably sort it out pretty easily.


But will be setting up a small rack mounted unit in a couple of months so would REALLY want to grab something like this the old RB only has 5 gigabit ports and a single core proc so for UFB this would be a Rad router. This would also be the perfect size since it is not very deep either.


Pro tip. When configuring one of these you can use "Safe Mode" in winbox and apply it once you have finished the configuration. :D

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  #1704532 17-Jan-2017 10:09
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^ shouldn't happen if the data transfer is occurring on the same switch chip - check the block diagram of the 2011

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  #1704746 17-Jan-2017 15:47
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I'm currently running through my ISP provided router (Huwei HG659) so I'm starting at the bottom of the mountain.  I've got to do a proper rework of my home networking so having something good like this Mikrotek as a starting point would be the perfect starting point (learning curve aside!).  I'm investigating various Wireless Access Points and trying to figure out whether I'll run cable to provide backhaul for the AP's so having a router with so many Gigabit ports would be just the ticket.   Having a proper router would likely give me a prompt to upgrade to a faster internet plan as well (as I've seen conflicting reports on whether the HG659 can handle gigabit speeds).  

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