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Topic # 215126 13-Jun-2017 12:49
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I will need a router by August for when I move house (Fibre Baby!!)


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  Reply # 1799305 13-Jun-2017 13:00
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Matter of opinion =D

 

I say Mikrotik wins in terms of being a more fully functional "router" but Ubiquiti have some nice features that suit the home user in terms of traffic reporting and a prettier interface.




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  Reply # 1799307 13-Jun-2017 13:04
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Sweet, what kind of features are we talking that the Microtik ones have over Ubiquiti? 

 

I do like my pretty noobier interfaces :P


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1799324 13-Jun-2017 13:33
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Personal preference however in my testing I've found the Edgerouter Lite to perform much better than a similar priced Mikrotik.





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  Reply # 1804566 21-Jun-2017 11:55
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Can someone tell me if the Edgerouter Lite can be used with a Fortigate 60C firewall, ie;

 

ONT --- EdgeRouterERLite3 --- Fortigate60C --- LAN

 

 

 

I want to do the NAT & Firewalling in the Fortigate, but have the EdgeRouter perform the PPPoE.

 

ISP connection: 200M or gigabit BigPipe UFB, with static IP.

 

The Fortigate has gigabit eth ports, but cant handle more than around 120Mbps of PPPoE because the CPU max's out (known issue with the smaller Fortigates, because PPPoE is not offloaded to the network processor ASIC).


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  Reply # 1804567 21-Jun-2017 12:07
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With Bigpipe you don't have to use PPPoE, they should be able to activate IPoE which seems to be just like DHCP, which might mean you don't need another device. I'm not sure how supported IPoE is on the Bigpipe side though, I haven't seen it advertised.


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  Reply # 1804572 21-Jun-2017 12:20
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Cogenate:

 

Sweet, what kind of features are we talking that the Microtik ones have over Ubiquiti? 

 

I do like my pretty noobier interfaces :P

 

 

 

 

Another 8 cores, IPSec at 2.5 Gbps.





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  Reply # 1804591 21-Jun-2017 12:52
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phrozenpenguin:

 

With Bigpipe you don't have to use PPPoE, they should be able to activate IPoE which seems to be just like DHCP, which might mean you don't need another device. I'm not sure how supported IPoE is on the Bigpipe side though, I haven't seen it advertised.

 

 

We don't advertise IPoE because we don't officially support it. We can turn it on for testing purposes, but make no guarantees that it will work 100% of the time, nor that it will be compatible with 100% of the potential devices that could be connected to our network. :)

 

For our UFB connections we officially support PPPoE. For VDSL we officially support PPPoE on VLAN 10. For ADSL we officially support PPPoA. It is indeed true that there are routers out there that don't deal well with fast PPPoE connections.


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  Reply # 1806553 25-Jun-2017 19:29
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Thanks phrozenpenguin. I requested IPoE, and they enabled it, and it is working. Am now getting full speed through the Fortigate, and fortigate CPU usage remains low while doing a speedtest.net test.

 

Many thanks! Saved me a bunch of money, and simplifies my network (fewer SPOF's!)

 

Tips for anyone else reading: I set the Fortigate>>ONT interface to DHCP, and power-cycled the ONT. It took about 2 minutes for the ONT to start-up, then another ~3 mins for the fortigate to get its DHCP (my static IP) and Internet started working.


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  Reply # 1806576 25-Jun-2017 20:43
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ringding:

Thanks phrozenpenguin. I requested IPoE, and they enabled it, and it is working. Am now getting full speed through the Fortigate, and fortigate CPU usage remains low while doing a speedtest.net test.


Many thanks! Saved me a bunch of money, and simplifies my network (fewer SPOF's!)


Tips for anyone else reading: I set the Fortigate>>ONT interface to DHCP, and power-cycled the ONT. It took about 2 minutes for the ONT to start-up, then another ~3 mins for the fortigate to get its DHCP (my static IP) and Internet started working.


Excellent, glad that worked for you.

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