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Topic # 223699 13-Oct-2017 11:57
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I'm fed up with having to restart my Spark supplied Huawei router every week to keep my dynamic dns working and am considering upgrading. As per title I'm tossing up between 2 Ubiquiti models, the Edgerouter Lite and the Edgerouter X. The X is cheaper, the Lite is possibly a little bit faster. I'm not doing anything crazy with it just need it to connect me to the internet, be reliable and the standard dhcp/ddns/port forwarding stuff. It'll go into a 16 port switch so number of ports doesn't matter, and I have a couple APs on the ceiling so wifi is a no issue.

Can anyone give me any advice on which to pick?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1882934 13-Oct-2017 12:12
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If you're going for Gigabit then the routers I'd recommend are either the Edgerouter Lite or Grandstream GWN7000 (combined with their access points).

 

Personally right now I'd go towards the Grandstream GWN7000 + a GWN7610 for WiFi as they're both incredibly good value, reliable and simple to set up. Have set up quite a few of these lately and have been incredibly impressed by the performance of the WiFi and routing.

 

If you're on Gigabit then the Edgerouter X won't suit you. It tops out at around 600Mbit.





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  Reply # 1882937 13-Oct-2017 12:14
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The Lite would be better for gigabit.

 

 

 

It can route ~950 megabits/s whereas the X tops out about ~350

 

 

 

I've used both on 100Mbit connections and they are both fine for that.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1882968 13-Oct-2017 12:55
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I use the X on a 100Mbit connection and it is great.

 

Worth noting if your current APs are Unifi and powered by passive POE, you could get the X-SFP which is powered by an AC adaptor, but can do (passive)POE out on all ports. I use this to tidy my small cabinet up, so APs and additional Edgerouter X (as a switch) can be powered over ethernet. But not the best choice if you are on gigabit...


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  Reply # 1882994 13-Oct-2017 13:30
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michaelmurfy:

 

If you're going for Gigabit then the routers I'd recommend are either the Edgerouter Lite or Grandstream GWN7000 (combined with their access points).

 

 

 

 

you forgot the third option - wait for a bit for Ubnt to finally release the er4 into the wild (how long's the beta been running now? 6 months). 


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  Reply # 1882999 13-Oct-2017 13:35
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It can route ~950 megabits/s whereas the X tops out about ~350

 

 

 

 

 

did you forget to enable the HWnat offload on the er-x? As MM already state the er-x can hit 600+ (possibly a bit more if your isp  uses ipoe so the er-x doesn't have to load itself up doing ppoe)

 

 


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  Reply # 1883033 13-Oct-2017 15:10
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bignose:

 

 

 

you forgot the third option - wait for a bit for Ubnt to finally release the er4 into the wild (how long's the beta been running now? 6 months). 

 

That is a touchy subject of mine. Been looking at the beta store almost every day to see if I can get one via YouShop and still have not got one. I don't know when they'll release it (my sources have no idea either).





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  Reply # 1883048 13-Oct-2017 15:40
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Sounds like it's the Lite vs GWN7000. I'm happy with my current APs (Linksys LAPAC1750 thay have been great for the last year or so that I've had them. Stable, good signal etc), and the Lite is about $40 cheaper so looks like that's the pick.

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