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The EdgeRouter™X delivers cost-effective routing performance in an ultra‑compact form factor.

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onthecheap17/01/2020 15:23

Interested to know home use scenarios for one of these.


I have this one. I have 3 internet connections because I work from home (ok one is a 4G backup that's not always connected to the router) but I use the edgerouter to provide internet to the whole house if one ISP goes down. And if both ISPs (Virgin Media & Vodafone) go down then I can use 4G in the entire home and I don't have to change anything on any device.

Firewall is top notch, lots of configurable options.

does OpenVPN / Dynamic DNS updates etc. its basically a linux box running a custom version of vyatta
deleted238549217/01/2020 20:14

I have this one. I have 3 internet connections because I work from home …I have this one. I have 3 internet connections because I work from home (ok one is a 4G backup that's not always connected to the router) but I use the edgerouter to provide internet to the whole house if one ISP goes down. And if both ISPs (Virgin Media & Vodafone) go down then I can use 4G in the entire home and I don't have to change anything on any device. Firewall is top notch, lots of configurable options. does OpenVPN / Dynamic DNS updates etc. its basically a linux box running a custom version of vyatta


Are you a nuclear war contingency consultant?
I have a pile of routers that I tinker with...this is the first set and forget router that I have ever had, I use it with VM Hub3 in modem mode and a MESH to cover the wireless, bargain.
I would advise staying on the 1.x.x. branch of firmware rather than the 2.x.x.x branch for now.
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Interested to know home use scenarios for one of these.
onthecheap17/01/2020 15:23

Interested to know home use scenarios for one of these.


Routing your internet traff
Edited by: "timmillwood" 17th Jan
This is a very good router - each port can be individually configured. Highly recomended.
I have the SFP version running for 3 yrs or so.
Its extremely stable paired with a BT VDSL modem - I never really need to think about the connection it just works.
As this is a "prosumer" or enterprise router, set up is not really that straight forward - it defintiely helps to know your way round a business oriented router.
Also have this and it’s brilliant, really flexible. I have 6 vlans running from it as well as site to site VPN’s etc.

not sure if it’s a hot deal as this is the usual price for this.
Edited by: "mds1256" 17th Jan
mds125617/01/2020 15:42

Also have this and it’s brilliant, really flexible. I have 6 vlans running …Also have this and it’s brilliant, really flexible. I have 6 vlans running from it as well as site to site VPN’s etc.not sure if it’s a hot deal as this is the usual price for this.


The reason it was posted I think is that it came back in stock in Amazon with best price ever as reported by 3xcamels.
I got an alert from 3xcamels too.
fryitup17/01/2020 16:00

The reason it was posted I think is that it came back in stock in Amazon …The reason it was posted I think is that it came back in stock in Amazon with best price ever as reported by 3xcamels.I got an alert from 3xcamels too.


fair enough, it’s must be only pennies cheaper.
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Can't comment for other stores but cheapest on Amazon by about 5 quids
Ubiquiti stuff you gotta be a hobbyist network engineer to use it / at least fairly unafraid to dive in but it’s good hardware.
This is a good price because shipping is included. You can get it for 50p cheaper at netxl but you gotta pay shipping.
Ordered! Seems pretty decent for the money
How is the Firewall on this? how many users we can get to connect?
I have a pile of routers that I tinker with...this is the first set and forget router that I have ever had, I use it with VM Hub3 in modem mode and a MESH to cover the wireless, bargain.
I would advise staying on the 1.x.x. branch of firmware rather than the 2.x.x.x branch for now.
Really good value. This is a top router/firewall
Edited by: "RickyWong" 17th Jan
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onthecheap17/01/2020 15:23

Interested to know home use scenarios for one of these.


I have this one. I have 3 internet connections because I work from home (ok one is a 4G backup that's not always connected to the router) but I use the edgerouter to provide internet to the whole house if one ISP goes down. And if both ISPs (Virgin Media & Vodafone) go down then I can use 4G in the entire home and I don't have to change anything on any device.

Firewall is top notch, lots of configurable options.

does OpenVPN / Dynamic DNS updates etc. its basically a linux box running a custom version of vyatta
Wondering if anyone could comment on how this compares to a Draytek 2860. I am currently running some gameservers, plex and a NAS over it with 3 subnets.
RickyLeipzig17/01/2020 20:41

Wondering if anyone could comment on how this compares to a Draytek 2860. …Wondering if anyone could comment on how this compares to a Draytek 2860. I am currently running some gameservers, plex and a NAS over it with 3 subnets.


Doesn’t have a modem built in so you need a separate one, also doesn’t have Wi-Fi, it is literally a router/firewall
RickyLeipzig17/01/2020 20:41

Wondering if anyone could comment on how this compares to a Draytek 2860. …Wondering if anyone could comment on how this compares to a Draytek 2860. I am currently running some gameservers, plex and a NAS over it with 3 subnets.


Draytek - no contest
Does it come with a power adapter?
deleted238549217/01/2020 20:14

I have this one. I have 3 internet connections because I work from home …I have this one. I have 3 internet connections because I work from home (ok one is a 4G backup that's not always connected to the router) but I use the edgerouter to provide internet to the whole house if one ISP goes down. And if both ISPs (Virgin Media & Vodafone) go down then I can use 4G in the entire home and I don't have to change anything on any device. Firewall is top notch, lots of configurable options. does OpenVPN / Dynamic DNS updates etc. its basically a linux box running a custom version of vyatta


Are you a nuclear war contingency consultant?
It’s just gone up to £44.99
bawbagus17/01/2020 17:35

I have a pile of routers that I tinker with...this is the first set and …I have a pile of routers that I tinker with...this is the first set and forget router that I have ever had, I use it with VM Hub3 in modem mode and a MESH to cover the wireless, bargain.I would advise staying on the 1.x.x. branch of firmware rather than the 2.x.x.x branch for now.


I literally have a vm hub3 in modem mode and cheap 5 port gigabit switch with a tenda MW3 for WiFi...
What's the difference? Why would I pay the extra(more than £30 extra) on something like this?
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royaltee18/01/2020 01:13

Are you a nuclear war contingency consultant?


haha .. humble network engineer. But run a company and WFH for another company. Home linux box runs my email server and I don't want to be offline or I have to drive for an hour to my office.

Cryptofriendly18/01/2020 11:07

I literally have a vm hub3 in modem mode and cheap 5 port gigabit switch …I literally have a vm hub3 in modem mode and cheap 5 port gigabit switch with a tenda MW3 for WiFi...What's the difference? Why would I pay the extra(more than £30 extra) on something like this?


Average person probably doesn't need/want this. If you know what it is / does then you would know if you need one. You would either want it if you like playing with networks or you need a very cheap low powered but almost "enterprise" grade router/firewall or you have multiple ISPs.
Cryptofriendly18/01/2020 11:07

I literally have a vm hub3 in modem mode and cheap 5 port gigabit switch …I literally have a vm hub3 in modem mode and cheap 5 port gigabit switch with a tenda MW3 for WiFi...What's the difference? Why would I pay the extra(more than £30 extra) on something like this?


For me its two things that I mainly prefer it for, one is the pure stability of the router, as long as I've not broke it messing with it then it never needs a reboot, other thing is the QoS actually works for my needs on it, VoIP and gaming, keeps my ping nice and stable, Bufferbloat A+. having said that I only have a 100Mb connection and the QoS struggles at higher bandwidths.
EdgeOS is not your usual router interface and is more for people that like to fiddle with networking.
What is it more than £30 than? this isn't a straight Gigabit switch, its a Router that looks like popular switches, at £44.49 I think its a bargain.
bawbagus18/01/2020 12:39

For me its two things that I mainly prefer it for, one is the pure …For me its two things that I mainly prefer it for, one is the pure stability of the router, as long as I've not broke it messing with it then it never needs a reboot, other thing is the QoS actually works for my needs on it, VoIP and gaming, keeps my ping nice and stable, Bufferbloat A+. having said that I only have a 100Mb connection and the QoS struggles at higher bandwidths.EdgeOS is not your usual router interface and is more for people that like to fiddle with networking.What is it more than £30 than? this isn't a straight Gigabit switch, its a Router that looks like popular switches, at £44.49 I think its a bargain.


As you actually have one of these can you please tell me how this is powered? PoE or mains adapter. If mains does the router come with one in the box or do I have to buy one?
mrcrypto18/01/2020 14:28

As you actually have one of these can you please tell me how this is …As you actually have one of these can you please tell me how this is powered? PoE or mains adapter. If mains does the router come with one in the box or do I have to buy one?


It can be powered both ways, mine came with a mains adaptor in the box, along with a 2 pin to 3 pin adaptor.
bawbagus18/01/2020 14:36

It can be powered both ways, mine came with a mains adaptor in the box, …It can be powered both ways, mine came with a mains adaptor in the box, along with a 2 pin to 3 pin adaptor.


Many thanks
I have a modem router currnntly the tplink vr2600 archer V1.


Newbie question:
If i put the tplink in modem mode and buy this router will i be without wifi as the modem is now in modem mode?
trott3r18/01/2020 17:03

I have a modem router currnntly the tplink vr2600 archer V1.Newbie …I have a modem router currnntly the tplink vr2600 archer V1.Newbie question:If i put the tplink in modem mode and buy this router will i be without wifi as the modem is now in modem mode?


Correct. Placing a device in to modem mode will generally require you to add a router and also if you need wireless, an access point.
Edited by: "TheHoss" 18th Jan
ok thanks for the answer.

Roughly how much for a basic wifi acess point?
deleted238549218/01/2020 11:27

haha .. humble network engineer. But run a company and WFH for another …haha .. humble network engineer. But run a company and WFH for another company. Home linux box runs my email server and I don't want to be offline or I have to drive for an hour to my office.Average person probably doesn't need/want this. If you know what it is / does then you would know if you need one. You would either want it if you like playing with networks or you need a very cheap low powered but almost "enterprise" grade router/firewall or you have multiple ISPs.




So are you using this to accept multiple incoming ADSL connections, and output them to the other ports? Like a load balancing router?
Although the deal has expired, you can pick up used like new from Amazon warehouse for £43.60
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Xiaoda21/01/2020 15:27

So are you using this to accept multiple incoming ADSL connections, and …So are you using this to accept multiple incoming ADSL connections, and output them to the other ports? Like a load balancing router?



I'm only doing failover, so if my default connection (Virgin Media) goes down, it will fail over to the VDSL connection, and if both of those fail, it will failover to a port connected to my Huawei B535 4G modem as a sort of last resort to stay online.

I did play around with load balancing between all three connections at one point. But to be honest, I don't need it. I have 500mbit Virgin Media and when it works, it's fine ... but it often doesn't work at random times and thus the VDSL backup (besides, the company I work for pay's for the "backup" VDSL link)

You can totally load balance with it if you want. I just don't bother, and use failover. There have been times when cable was down, and the only time I noticed was I was running a speed test and instead of seeing 400-520 mbit I was getting 40-50mbit because I had failed over onto the VDSL link. And the best one... there had been a total power failure in our area, both VM and Vodafone VDSL were down but I still didn't notice because I was on my laptop, and it had failed over onto my 4G connection (I have a UPS powering this router, my NAS and the WiFi / switches) so yeah ... hard to be offline actually.

If you want a router you can do practically anything any expensive router can do , this one can do it and it's cheap and uses very little power. It's only drawback is it has limited CPU/RAM so it's not going to support mega fancy enterprise network, but it's not designed for that. It will run a home / small office very nicely and yes .. you can buy two of them and be redundant against a router failure too.

if anyone does get it .. and you've got reasonably good internet (like greater than 300mbit) then turn ON hardware offloading... it will reduce the CPU load on it a LOT!

(command to do that is

configure

set system offload hwnat enable
set system offload ipsec enable

commit ; save
)

It's also in the GUI under "config tree" > "system" > "offload".
Wow thanks for the comprehensive reply. I will probably get one eventually.
Still at this price if anyone is still interested
deleted238549221/01/2020 15:45

I'm only doing failover, so if my default connection (Virgin Media) goes …I'm only doing failover, so if my default connection (Virgin Media) goes down, it will fail over to the VDSL connection, and if both of those fail, it will failover to a port connected to my Huawei B535 4G modem as a sort of last resort to stay online. I did play around with load balancing between all three connections at one point. But to be honest, I don't need it. I have 500mbit Virgin Media and when it works, it's fine ... but it often doesn't work at random times and thus the VDSL backup (besides, the company I work for pay's for the "backup" VDSL link)You can totally load balance with it if you want. I just don't bother, and use failover. There have been times when cable was down, and the only time I noticed was I was running a speed test and instead of seeing 400-520 mbit I was getting 40-50mbit because I had failed over onto the VDSL link. And the best one... there had been a total power failure in our area, both VM and Vodafone VDSL were down but I still didn't notice because I was on my laptop, and it had failed over onto my 4G connection (I have a UPS powering this router, my NAS and the WiFi / switches) so yeah ... hard to be offline actually.If you want a router you can do practically anything any expensive router can do , this one can do it and it's cheap and uses very little power. It's only drawback is it has limited CPU/RAM so it's not going to support mega fancy enterprise network, but it's not designed for that. It will run a home / small office very nicely and yes .. you can buy two of them and be redundant against a router failure too. if anyone does get it .. and you've got reasonably good internet (like greater than 300mbit) then turn ON hardware offloading... it will reduce the CPU load on it a LOT! (command to do that is configureset system offload hwnat enableset system offload ipsec enablecommit ; save)It's also in the GUI under "config tree" > "system" > "offload".



How do I set up failover? Is there a guide you can point me to?
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Xiaoda03/02/2020 12:56

How do I set up failover? Is there a guide you can point me to?


The guide is fairly complex
(it's here btw)
help.ubnt.com/hc/…ing

but I just went into the GUI and into config tree and chose the wizard for it.

I'm not at home right now, and have no access to it from outside my home so i'll try to show you how i configured it but as it's a wizzard it's more or less a process of chosing a port, telling it what type of ISP it is (e.g. PPPoE for DSL and Ethernet for Cable) and you should get asked how you want it to work and you can just click the options you want and saved it.

but i'll try to follow up with you on this later hopefully tonight, depending on kiddy duties.
deleted238549203/02/2020 14:46

The guide is fairly complex (it's here …The guide is fairly complex (it's here btw)https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/205145990-EdgeRouter-WAN-Load-Balancingbut I just went into the GUI and into config tree and chose the wizard for it. I'm not at home right now, and have no access to it from outside my home so i'll try to show you how i configured it but as it's a wizzard it's more or less a process of chosing a port, telling it what type of ISP it is (e.g. PPPoE for DSL and Ethernet for Cable) and you should get asked how you want it to work and you can just click the options you want and saved it. but i'll try to follow up with you on this later hopefully tonight, depending on kiddy duties.



Wow thanks! Do you simply plug both connections into this then (Eth0 and Eth1) and just tell it to use Eth1 if Eth0 stops working for any reason?
Does anybody know a suitable uk power adaptor for this?
mds125617/01/2020 20:46

Doesn’t have a modem built in so you need a separate one, also doesn’t hav …Doesn’t have a modem built in so you need a separate one, also doesn’t have Wi-Fi, it is literally a router/firewall


I will stick with my pfsense...
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