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Author Topic: Router and firewall options please  (Read 540 times)

Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Router and firewall options please
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2021, 02:15:07 PM »

HI,

How does the RB750GR3 compare to something like a ubiquiti er-x ?

Hi, I have both er-x and rb750gr3.

The rb750gr3 makes better use of the chipset, as both boards are based on the same processor, but while the er-x is limited to 1gbps throughput using edgeos, the rb750gr3 can manage 2gbps throughput in RouterOS.

The er-x flashed to OpenWRT can do 2gbps throughput, but you don't tend to buy a device to flash aftermarket firmware.

There are other issues on the er-x, the preferred firmware is version 1.10 as 2.0.x is still buggy according to reports.

Any questions please ask.
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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Router and firewall options please
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2021, 05:02:55 PM »

The er-x flashed to OpenWRT can do 2gbps throughput, but you don't tend to buy a device to flash aftermarket firmware.

I think a lot of OpenWRT users do exactly that, I know I did. :P
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Re: Router and firewall options please
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2021, 04:30:39 PM »


So I bought  a USG as I thought I'd just go for s cheaper solution.

But I didn't realise that it doesn't show any realtime info on the network.

It's good for looking at what is being used in hindsight.

So I'm going to get into pfsense,nonsense, untangle.

I don't want a qtom type device, I'd rather buy a used pc which could be repurposed in future if required.

Is anyone aware of a good guide to spec a PC based upon user requirements?

So if I said I want max 500 mbps down 100up I should be looking at i3 or i5 (aes-ni).
Quad core, MHz, .

Then if you want DPI then look at X and 100mpbs Vpn and blocker, cake etc.

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Re: Router and firewall options please
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2021, 07:51:06 PM »

Just bear in mind that the devices sold as "appliances" usually use laptop parts so use a LOT less electricity, its one of their big advantages over a standard PC.

I halved my power consumption when I moved over to an appliance from a low-power CPU in a standard motherboard.  The chipset alone in a desktop board can consume as much as the whole PC using laptop parts.
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