Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

1699 posts

Uber Geek


# 143450 15-Apr-2014 13:02
Send private message

Hi there,

I have just bought the following to replace my Fritzbox (which I have had a few issues with);

    * Draytek Vigor 130 as VDSL modem
    * Ubiquiti UAP-LR as WIFI AP
    * Cisco SPA122 as VOIP ATA
    * Running dnsmasq on my home server to handle all DHCP/DNS requests
    * Running FreeSWITCH as my VOIP server

I was intending to use the Vigor as the LAN router but I am a little concerned it will be able to handle all the traffic. I have just had to upgrade my 16 port switch to 24 ports as I had run out. When you add in my WIFI clients there is potentially quite a bit of traffic on my LAN.

Do I need to be concerned about the Vigor handling all this, if all it is doing is acting as the VDSL modem and routing packets around?

Or should I be looking to add a dedicated router? If so, what are the recommendations - given that I don't need anything extra, like WIFI, modem, etc. I am guessing something running DDWRT or Tomato would be ideal?

Open to suggestions!

Many thanks,

Create new topic
6964 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1025539 15-Apr-2014 13:07
Send private message

Hi, Mikrotik is the right answer.


1699 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1025541 15-Apr-2014 13:08
Send private message

Thanks Cyril - in your opinion the Vigor will struggle then?


6964 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1025544 15-Apr-2014 13:13
Send private message

Hi, the Vigor I would imagine would be fine, but more the point that if you want the best router, then I would recommend the Mikrotik with a bridge modem infront of it if, if you want GigE ports then you can spend a bit more for. I dont know of many router platforms outside of expensive Cisco kit that can do as much as RouterOS for the $

or in Rackmount form


1699 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1025546 15-Apr-2014 13:18
Send private message

The Vigor 130 does bridging I believe, so with that + a Mikrotik I should be in business.

Thanks for your input.

3885 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1027708 19-Apr-2014 13:31

Only other option is a Ubiquiti Edge Router.

Im using one on my Snap 100/50 ufb connection instead of the fritz box. Problem is that the edge router GUI isn't fully developed yet. Alot of stuff needs to be configured via Command Line.
If you or anyone else wants I can upload my config file that allows the Edge Router to work on UFB. (should also work on VDSL)

1699 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1029413 22-Apr-2014 20:59
Send private message

Well I went for the Mikrotik and I clearly should have done a little more research!! It was not the easy plug-n-play device I was expecting, but after 3-4 hours of reading and playing around I managed to get everything up and running. I followed a guide ( which took me through most of the basic stuff, including a firewall config.

I just want to make sure I am doing everything right, so wondered if anyone else had any useful docs/clips of how to configure RouterOS in a typical SOHO environment? In particular with regard to firewalls and NAT etc.

It is certainly a very powerful device, but requires a bit more networking knowledge than I was expecting!! 

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36

MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28

Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17

Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46

Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.