Can Ruckus ICX 7150-C12P act as a router and do NAT?

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I have a new Ruckus ICX 7150-C12P switch. I’m wondering if I can connect it directly to my ISP’s modem and let it act both as a DHCP server for my devices inside my home and also do the routing/NAT from internal network to the single external IP it gets from the cable modem? In other words, can I get away without a dedicated router device?
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Giri Alwar

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Posted 1 year ago

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Simon, Employee

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Hi Giri, Unfortunately the 7150 is not able to perform NAT functions so cannot replace your home router. Simon
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Simon, Employee

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Yes, that config, is correct.
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IC

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I am in the EXACT same situation and I was wondering what basic routers will you suggest?

I have fiber optic based Gbps internet connection.

Thanks,
-IC
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Giri Alwar

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I have been using an Ubiquiti Edge RouterLite (https://www.ui.com/edgemax/edgerouter-lite/) and have been very happy with it.  
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Simon, Employee

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I have used an EdgeRouter in the past but currently have an Asus RTN68U with DD-WRT https://dd-wrt.com/ and it works very well.
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IC

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Thank you both!
The speed is now consistently 3x to 4x faster.