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#208896 4-Mar-2017 13:16
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I am looking at getting an EdgeRouter-X, as my current wndr3700 is getting a bit long in the tooth and is unable to handle Gigabit fibre which I'm currently trialling at home, instead it is tapping out at around 350 up/down.

 

 

 

While I see recommendations for the EdgeRouterX being able to do gigabit, no-one has mentioned if it is able to do full gagbit, while also performing DHCP, DNS and other router-esque tasks (performance graphs etc.).

 

I am looking at having 3 ports live- 1 wired PC, 1 wndr3700 for wifi and the WAN port, and have the EdgeRouter take over all router functions that the current wndr3700 does, except wifi and maybe VPN.

 

 

 

 

 

So the question: Does anyone have any evidence to say that it will continue to be able to pump through gigabit while performing the other router functions? or do I need to look at the EdgeRouter-Lite to be able to do this?

 

If I was to get the Edgerouter-X, what compromises in functions would I have to make in order to consistently achieve gigabit speeds (maybe not using DHCP, DNS functions and leave that with the WNDR3700).

 

 

 

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  #1729850 4-Mar-2017 13:24
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I can't speak to the performance of that specific combination, however, I can reasonably confidently say that DHCP/DNS and services of that ilk are unlikely to cause performance issues. Things that generally cut down throughput, are things that examine the packets as they egress. UTM Services like Gateway Antivirus, On Device or Cloud Integrated Antispam, SSL inspection and the likes, unlikely to be found on this device anyway, can play a significant part of product throughput degradation.




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  #1729853 4-Mar-2017 13:29
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I can't speak to the performance of that specific combination, however, I can reasonably confidently say that DHCP/DNS and services of that ilk are unlikely to cause performance issues. Things that generally cut down throughput, are things that examine the packets as they egress. UTM Services like Gateway Antivirus, On Device or Cloud Integrated Antispam, SSL inspection and the likes, unlikely to be found on this device anyway, can play a significant part of product throughput degradation.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, that was my thinking. I did see some suggestion that the traffic monitoring (stats etc.) on the EdgeRouter-X did cause performance issues. But it also wasn't clear whether that was in the newer hardware revision where they put in hardware NAT offloading, or the original one. 

 

 

 

 






 
 
 
 




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  #1730053 4-Mar-2017 19:24
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@michaelmurfy - giving you a quick mention in case you have any info... You seem to be very active in the Ubiquiti space :) 






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  #1730395 5-Mar-2017 14:48
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 i currently use a edge router x-sfp but as a switch as my UTM handles all the DHCP and so on, i did do a bench test to see what the through put was like and it matched the speeds that i was getting form my isp at 900+ meg with out a hitch, as fo using it as a dhcp and so on and testing the speeds then i didnt do this as its been deployed as a poe switch fora wireless link and wifi, but i would recommend the erx-sfp for the price, i paid 130 ish on special from pbtech. the first thing i did when i got myne was update the firmware as the latest release has more features and wizards to make life easier




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  #1730408 5-Mar-2017 15:16
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 i currently use a edge router x-sfp but as a switch as my UTM handles all the DHCP and so on, i did do a bench test to see what the through put was like and it matched the speeds that i was getting form my isp at 900+ meg with out a hitch, as fo using it as a dhcp and so on and testing the speeds then i didnt do this as its been deployed as a poe switch fora wireless link and wifi, but i would recommend the erx-sfp for the price, i paid 130 ish on special from pbtech. the first thing i did when i got myne was update the firmware as the latest release has more features and wizards to make life easier

 

 

Thanks for the info. When you bench tested it, did you establish the PPPoE session from the ER-X or was it still running as just a switch?






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  #1730409 5-Mar-2017 15:18
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just used as a switch at the time to test the poe for the wifi units i was using and the speed


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  #1730449 5-Mar-2017 16:56
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To be perfectly honest if you're using Gigabit then look at the Edgerouter Lite, the Edgerouter X may work but I see mixed reviews. The Edgerouter Lite is a much more capable device.





 
 
 
 




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  #1730451 5-Mar-2017 16:57
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Thanks for the replies.

 

Was hoping the ER-X would be a goer, since it has a couple of extra ports. 

 

I'm sure I could work with the ERL though. Will look around for a good deal and maybe... otherwise may look to just upgrade the entire WNDR3700 to a new AIO.






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  #1730559 5-Mar-2017 21:13
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Aaroona:

 

Thanks for the replies.

 

Was hoping the ER-X would be a goer, since it has a couple of extra ports. 

 

I'm sure I could work with the ERL though. Will look around for a good deal and maybe... otherwise may look to just upgrade the entire WNDR3700 to a new AIO.

 

 

A 8pt Gigabit switch is cheap :)







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Aaroona:

 

Thanks for the replies.

 

Was hoping the ER-X would be a goer, since it has a couple of extra ports. 

 

I'm sure I could work with the ERL though. Will look around for a good deal and maybe... otherwise may look to just upgrade the entire WNDR3700 to a new AIO.

 

 

A 8pt Gigabit switch is cheap :)

 

 

That's true, but unfortunately I'm in an apartment with limited spare space. So having a router, an AP and a switch is a bit of a stretch (plus will look a bit messy, since it has to be sitting on my desk... No cabinet and are renting). 

 

The most I'd be willing to stretch is a router + AP.






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  #1730792 6-Mar-2017 12:00
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Aaroona:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

Aaroona:

 

Thanks for the replies.

 

Was hoping the ER-X would be a goer, since it has a couple of extra ports. 

 

I'm sure I could work with the ERL though. Will look around for a good deal and maybe... otherwise may look to just upgrade the entire WNDR3700 to a new AIO.

 

 

A 8pt Gigabit switch is cheap :)

 

 

That's true, but unfortunately I'm in an apartment with limited spare space. So having a router, an AP and a switch is a bit of a stretch (plus will look a bit messy, since it has to be sitting on my desk... No cabinet and are renting). 

 

The most I'd be willing to stretch is a router + AP.

 

 

I'm renting too and have very limited space. All my gear is in a cupboard however what I have also found is those TP-Link 8pt Gigabit switches run cool enough to stick to the underside of a desk with double-sided foam tape and Ubiquiti UniFi AP's look awesome enough to be out in the open. There is always a way to cable manage. Here is a picture of my workstation desk which has a 8pt switch hidden behind my sound bars sub attached to the brace with cable ties:

 







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  #1732740 7-Mar-2017 21:02
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michaelmurfy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm renting too and have very limited space. All my gear is in a cupboard however what I have also found is those TP-Link 8pt Gigabit switches run cool enough to stick to the underside of a desk with double-sided foam tape and Ubiquiti UniFi AP's look awesome enough to be out in the open. There is always a way to cable manage. Here is a picture of my workstation desk which has a 8pt switch hidden behind my sound bars sub attached to the brace with cable ties:

 

 

 

[PICTURE]

 

 

 

 

That is pretty tidy! I could probably do something like that behind my desk. I'll have a think about a couple of options and see what comes out.

 

Given the ERL is $210+, it could be worth just upgrading the entire AIO unit I have to a new Gigabit capable AIO. 

 

Will look through your other thread for suggestions as well. 






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