ptsant wrote:I am by no means an expert. However, since I installed Ubiquiti hardware I've never ever had to reconfigure or reboot it. You deploy and forget it exists. It never was like that with the consumer stuff I bought before. Ideal for parents or friends who risk calling you every week when things break.
The price difference is there but it is small and I find the reliability and configurability to be on a completely different scale.
Welch wrote:I've also messed with the cheaper TP-Link dual WAN "Enterprise" routers and had luck. But nothing better than I had with a well configed Asus RT sadly enough.
Welch wrote:All of that said, what products exist similar to TP-Link but higher quality that don't require a special CLI to config?
Note: The ER-X/ER-X-SFP/EP-R6 has more limited storage, and in some cases upgrade may fail due to not enough space. If this happens, remove the old backup image first (using "delete system image" command, see here for more details) before doing upgrade.
ludi wrote:The enterprise-grade Aerohive units serving the business WiFi network never do that, either.
NovusBogus wrote:My take on Ubiquiti is that it's a move-fast-break-things company that offers great value but lacks the professional grade 'ecosystem' of training/certs, resellers, major league support, etc. of the network titans. This is particularly true of their wired routers, which are based on an open source network OS and come with the requisite level of punk rock DIY ethos. The ERX itself is built around a new, cheaper processor compared to the ERL and it may not be fully baked yet. Should be more than enough for soho use, and the Ubiquiti setup process is far easier than it was in 2013. Just expect to spend a lot of time digging through 5 year old forum threads from when everything required the CLI or config file if you want to go past the basics.
curtisb wrote:ludi wrote:The enterprise-grade Aerohive units serving the business WiFi network never do that, either.
Why are the Aerohive AP's not serving the BYOD network as well? You can broadcast multiple SSID's from each AP, and you could use a VLAN to send them out of your network separate from your business traffic.
curtisb wrote:I hear ya...I wouldn't know the first thing about IT Directors being spread waaaaay too thin.
Yes, I'm one. Yes, I'm spread waaaay too thin. I love when I got to vendor demos and they say "well just get your network person to talk to your storage person, who may need to talk to your server person." All the while I'm thinking how funny it's going to look when I'm having a full-blown conversation with myself...
Welch wrote:No one told me when I got into all of this I was going to be a Swiss army knife lol.
Welch wrote:I'll take it out of box and start playing around with it for a bit, I'm sure it will be many firmware versions behind.
Welch wrote:Now thinks a web interface run on the hardware right? NOT like the Open Mesh units I've setup where you go to their website, change configs and then wait for the settings to update once it calls back home right?
ludi wrote:The AP requires downloading and running the Unifi Application first, which I think is Java-based, but it then launches a browser which is agnostic, it just displays what the application is feeding to it.
Welch wrote:Yeah Java... Uhhh. I've been happy to start uninstalling Java now that Chrome and Firefox don't support it.
ludi wrote:Finally got the EdgeRouterX swapped in as our router and added a Netgear GS108Ev2 gigE switch for extra ports, still with the Unifi AP for WiFi. Perceived latency is completely gone and Speedtest.net now benches our nominal 25/5 cable connection at 30/6 from a hardwire port, and about 16/5 over WiFi. Was using a Netgear FVS318G as the router (yeah, I know, it's old kit) and was getting 15/5 over hardwire before. Good stuff.