[SATLUG] Router recommendation

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 00:38:29 CDT 2015


Brad Knowles wrote:
> On Apr 29, 2015, at 9:53 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> I also just received the new 300Mbs from TWC and was faced with the same
>>> dilemma.  I opted for an old dell desktop, dropped in two 1/100/1000 NICS and
>>> installed centos and made sure I was using gigabit cards and switches
>>> throughout the house.
>>
>> That's a good thought, but it doesn't handle wireless.
>
> Speaking only for myself, I like to keep routers and access points separate.
> And the Ubuiti EdgeRouter has a very good reputation for being able to handle
> high speeds and multiple WAN connections.  I’d prefer to pair that with any
> decent wireless access point any day, than depending on a device that tries
> to do everything.

That's an interesting idea.  I could just use that small dedicated router and 
use my current linksys for the wireless.  Do you have any particular model in 
mind?  The simplest seems to be the EdgeRouter Lite ERLite-3 512MB 3 Ethernet 
Ports Router for about $100 at Amazon.

   -- Bruce




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