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Bink
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reply to Anav

Re: How to manage two WAN and two ROUTER connections

Can you blame him? One million PPS, CLI AND a hundred bucks?! WIN WIN WIN!



clarknova

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reply to switchman

said by switchman:

I want two intally, possibly four total, that I can run either openVPN or IPSec over. I also want a high throughput and support IPv6 for future proofing.

I placed an order for one of these today. I know they're back-ordered everywhere, so I'm not holding my breath.

On the topic of ipv6 and vpn though, I read today that some of these will not take advantage of the hardware acceleration in the ERL, so one must temper one's expectations. I don't doubt it's going to be another great little tool from the folks at UBNT.

»forum.ubnt.com/showthread.php?t=68185
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Anav
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It would appear these boxes are a work in progress and will take some tweaking. Not a plugNplay solution but more of a fixed pfsense in a box solution but without the flexibility or upgradeability. In others halfway to nowhere. HIgher cost, as much time to fart and fiddle with and at the end of the day...mehhhh

Just my totally wrong impression from reading that link



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reply to bcade

Review at Smallnetbuilder....
»www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/l···ter-lite

Recognizing the development state its in, and the work invoived SNB has even put out a get started help article.
»www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/l···ter-lite
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clarknova

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Compared to pfsense, I like that the ERL has hardware accelerated routing, and a Linux base (I have nothing against FreeBSD, but I'm much handier with Linux). At $99 it's also more affordable than anything comparable that you could run pfsense on.

Pfsense on the other hand, appears to have a much more mature UI, such that the command line is unnecessary for most end users. It has more features than the ERL (even given the expanded ERL featureset available through the CLI), and a better user community in my opinion. Best of all, pfsense is entirely free software, while Edgemax is not.

All things considered, I won't be abandoning pfsense any time soon, but I do think the ERL is interesting for some scenarios.
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switchman

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said by clarknova:

Best of all, pfsense is entirely free software, while Edgemax is not.

This is not a valid comparison. Edgmax is not a software product it is a hardware solution running software, so not a fair comparison. Show me a $99 piece of hardware that I can place the free pfsence software on with similar specs, then it is a fair comparison.

As far as the other points, I do agree.


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reply to bcade

Well with past experience of certain routers being sold, I really couldnt say with a straight fact that its deplorable edimax is basically developing prototypes or at least beta testing through sales of their product.



clarknova

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said by Anav:

edimax is basically developing prototypes or at least beta testing through sales of their product.

Fairly standard practice in many arenas these days. I respect Ubiquiti for acknowledging the community as an important part of their product development and marketing (which they did in their IPO documents).
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clarknova

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said by switchman:

This is not a valid comparison.

You're right in that it's not entirely valid. Edgemax is software, ERL is hardware, and neither is particularly useful without the other at present.

pfsense is purely software, and entirely dependent on x86 hardware to provide any kind of end-user satisfaction.

My attempted comparison, if only implied, was between the specific pairing of EM with ERL, versus pfsense with any reasonably available x86 hardware. I think Edgemax vs pfsense is a reasonably fair comparison.

ERL vs the whole family of x86 hardware is a different animal, but still interesting when looking at specific applications. At the low end (cost and footprint), the ERL appears to be a real winner against x86. At the high end, ERL's acceleration functions give it quite an impressive reach, but the ceiling is nevertheless somewhat lower than what x86 can achieve with good software. I expect ER Pro and ER Carrier will address this gap.
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reply to bcade

said by switchman:

The 3 port edgerouter lite that I linked to is $99 USD.

said by Anav:

Ha, as soon as you said command line, I think hellfire popped a woody. ;-)

said by Bink:

Can you blame him? One million PPS, CLI AND a hundred bucks?! WIN WIN WIN!

SmallNetBuilder's Throughput Test Results
Ubiquiti ERL
WAN - LAN 822 
LAN - WAN 773 
Total Simultaneous 1307 
Maximum Simultaneous Connections 29354
Firmware Version 1.0.2
 

....can ANY network geek at heart be blamed for popping one at this point?

Sucks that availability's not so good... wonder if I have any spare cash lying around to pick one up myself.

Regards