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Wed, Dec 30, 2020 8:54 PM

Router Recommendation

Any recommendation for a gigabit router to connect R550 Aps? This is for basic home use. Essentially need gigabit speed, firewall, DHCP.

I read a lot about Ubiquiti routers. Esp Edge Er-4. Any suggestions for a router appreciated.

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2 months ago

I concur on the ER4 for SOHO use as long as you don't need a high throughput VPN. It is one of the few (maybe only) Gb speeds for basic VLAN, NAT, firewall (including zone-based) for under $1000.

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370 Points

Thanks. 

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Hi David,

I'll recommend you to go for Fortinet Firewall,

benefits
1. Easy to configure.
2.You are getting Next gen firewall option which is  a plus.
3.Affordable (You can choose one Under $1000).

4.Reliable.

5. Some extra features like WAN load balancing, SD WAN, VPN etc.

Regards,
Harekrishna.

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370 Points

Hi Harry

what model? When I looked up online they are all in the several thousands of dollars. This is just for a simple home use ... :) 

David. 

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260 Points

We can select a model for your network. Please let me know if you are interested.

Kevin Karch

VACK Inc

www.vackinc.com

sales@vackinc.com

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2.5K Points

Mikrotiks are also an interesting option.  A bit less user friendly than ubiquiti but regularly updated and (in my experience) less buggy. If you want to do multi WAN load balancing stay with the ubiquiti (as it's a lot more cumbersome on Mikrotik) but if you want deep control, Mikrotik Is hard to beat. With HW nat offload it can easily handle gigabit speeds even in sub-100$ models. Or go for the rb4011 which even has a 10G port for future proofing. 

For fortinet (a lot simpler to configure) you can get a FG60F which can do multi gigabit and should be around 600-700 retail. 

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2 months ago

Also, while not ideal, an R550 in unleashed can act as the wan router  as well. Just FYI. But of spending a few hundred in APs, better to have a separate router. 

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370 Points

2 months ago

Thanks Diego and Kevin. 

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Hi David,

Please checkout this fortinet firewall from amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/FORTINET-FortiGate-60F-FortiGuard-Protection-FG-60F-BDL-950-12/dp/B081268J3Q/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=fortinet&qid=1609919204&sr=8-3

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Thanks Harry.