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Ubiquiti Networks USG-US Enterprise Gateway Router with Gigabit Ethernet

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Just grabbed one to go with my new Uni APs, thanks OP.

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Obligatory post every time these pop up.

For those not technically inclined or curious, don't get this. These are not your regular consumer grade routers with a simple web page configuration. These require the use of a cloud key or separate controller software installed on a PC running somewhere - preferably Linux.

However, for those of us techy geek folk, these are *awesome*. Ubiquiti's Unify product line is just fantastic IMO. The ease of configuration (once everything is setup) and insight you get with the dashboard is top notch. And if you install the controller software somewhere running Linux, you only have to do an apt-get update (or yum, or whatever) to update your controller. Firmware updates appear automatically in teh dashboard and are as easy as clicking a button.

My AP AC-Pro wireless AP is installed upstairs in the middle of the hall on the ceiling. Not only does it look like a cool UFO, but I get 5Ghz signal all the way across the street at my neighbors house. I highly suggest if you get one of these USG devices, pair it up with a Unify capable wireless AP (or two, or three). You won't be disappointed.

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Obligatory post every time these pop up.

For those not technically inclined or curious, don't get this. These are not your regular consumer grade routers with a simple web page configuration. These require the use of a cloud key or separate controller software installed on a PC running somewhere - preferably Linux.
I highly recommend a Raspberry Pi for the controller.
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B&H Photo has it for the same price after clicking coupon for those in California (no tax)
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I highly recommend a Raspberry Pi for the controller.
That's a good idea. I run mine on an Ubuntu box that I have running 24/7 anyway for file server, etc. But setting up a full server to run all the time just for this would be wasteful.
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Obligatory post every time these pop up.

For those not technically inclined or curious, don't get this. These are not your regular consumer grade routers with a simple web page configuration. These require the use of a cloud key or separate controller software installed on a PC running somewhere - preferably Linux.

However, for those of us techy geek folk, these are *awesome*. Ubiquiti's Unify product line is just fantastic IMO. The ease of configuration (once everything is setup) and insight you get with the dashboard is top notch. And if you install the controller software somewhere running Linux, you only have to do an apt-get update (or yum, or whatever) to update your controller. Firmware updates appear automatically in teh dashboard and are as easy as clicking a button.
I'm running the controller on my Mac mini that is on 24x7 and it works great, might move it to a jail on my FreeNAS server someday, but haven't had a need yet. It's worth noting that the controller only needs to be on to do config changes afaik.

I do think the Unifi line is pretty accessible to anyone who is "somewhat technically inclined" - I don't think it's "full geek" like an EdgeRouter.
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Don't waste your money on this product. Get a big boy product.
I have no idea what that means.
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I have no idea what that means.
I think they mean 'big-ego' product. Just look at their screen name.
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It looks like this code applies to other Ubiquiti products. Are there others worth considering with this discount?
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I've been going back and forth on whether to get this for the past few weeks. Glad to see it 's on sale but hesitant because:
- The ER-X is just as fast if not faster and half the price.
- I may want to do VPN later and I hear this is slow
- Although it's getting a lot of updates lately - is it ready for prime time?

I just installed a UAP-AC-LR as my RT-68U was always stuttering wifi wise (hung a cheap dd-wrt router after it just as an AP because of that). Now looking to get rid of the RT-68U as it's quirky.

My needs:
- Need 4 routes opened so I can access IP cameras on my lan
- about 10 static ip address assignments (printers, ham radio hotspots, NVR's, weather station)
- QoS for Oooma

Will the USG with the current FW offering do the above? I get the whole Unifi experience, but I'd rather go for stability and performance than glitz.
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I've been going back and forth on whether to get this for the past few weeks. Glad to see it 's on sale but hesitant because:
- The ER-X is just as fast if not faster and half the price.
- I may want to do VPN later and I hear this is slow
- Although it's getting a lot of updates lately - is it ready for prime time?

I just installed a UAP-AC-LR as my RT-68U was always stuttering wifi wise (hung a cheap dd-wrt router after it just as an AP because of that). Now looking to get rid of the RT-68U as it's quirky.

My needs:
- Need 4 routes opened so I can access IP cameras on my lan
- about 10 static ip address assignments (printers, ham radio hotspots, NVR's, weather station)
- QoS for Oooma

Will the USG with the current FW offering do the above? I get the whole Unifi experience, but I'd rather go for stability and performance than glitz.
The big difference between the edgerouter line and the unifi line is the interface.

ERs have a pretty basic interface, and a lot of things you have to do from the command line. If you're familiar with CLI on things like Cisco appliances, you should be good to go (although EdgeMAX items use VyOS, so slightly different from Cisco's OS). I'd consider EdgeMAX stuff as enterprise-level.

Unifi devices all integrate together, and are visible in the cloud controller. This is nice if you care about the cloud controller UI, and like seeing all the bubbles illuminated. The interface is also more refined, and I believe CLI access is limited. It's more the consumer-grade solution.

With that being said, I run an ERX, an EdgeSwitch, and UAPs. I like the ability to fine-tune everything on the edgemax series with the reliability of the UAPs (plus, it's what we use at work, so it gives me experience on that end). I have OpenVPN running just fine on my ERX. I have a few VLANs running between everything. Static IPs are no big deal. The only issue you might run into with the ERX is gigabit internet. You'd likely need to go up to the USG or ERL if that is a concern of yours. I will upgrade when that becomes an issue for me.
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Really hoping they get transparent mode working soon so I can use one of these to collect DPI while I continue to use a real UTM.
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I'm running the controller on my Mac mini that is on 24x7 and it works great, might move it to a jail on my FreeNAS server someday, but haven't had a need yet. It's worth noting that the controller only needs to be on to do config changes afaik.

I do think the Unifi line is pretty accessible to anyone who is "somewhat technically inclined" - I don't think it's "full geek" like an EdgeRouter.
It is... I just can't recommend it to my neighbor who is a truck driver. But honestly, I'm prob in that category - somewhat technically inclined. I've been in IT for 25 years, but the majority of those have not been in networking. So it would be a hurdle for me to learn the CLI of the ER.
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