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Newegg.com has Ubiquiti Networks ER-X EdgeRouter X 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router for $52.99 - $13 w/ promo code EMCXEEY35 = $39.99. Shipping is free. Thanks sr71

Features:
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Data/PoE Input Port
  • 3 x Gigabit Ethernet Data Ports
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Passthrough Port
  • Dual-Core 880 MHz Processor
  • 256 MB DDR3 System Memory
  • 256 MB NAND Code Storage
  • Wall-Mount Compatible
  • ESD/EMP Protection
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The USG is managed from the UniFi controller whereas the ER-X is standalone. The USG/Controller combo opens up some interesting possibilities like DPI and usage statistics that the ER series doesn't come configured to do (though I've never used EdgeOS so I'm not certain).

This is also a five-port, whereas the USG has only one port (or two if you configure WAN 2). There is also a different in performance between some of the ERs and the USGs if you are hooked up to gigabit WAN.

The USG is the direction Ubiquiti is heading, but if I didn't already have a USG I'd absolutely be buying this for $40. Tremendous value.
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This is a router (with a managed hardware switch built into it that can handle VLANs), the "Netgear gigabit" on Amazon for $20 (I assume you mean this [amazon.com]) is just a switch.

If all you need to do is connect two computers on the same network (and not directly connecting a cable modem) and you don't understand the differences, then just get the Netgear switch.

If you need to do anything more, the EdgeRouter X is a steal at this price, for what it brings.



Ridiculous stability, without ever needing to reboot due to slowdowns like frequently ends up being the case with consumer routers. The RT-AC68U got fairly good reviews (and you said you're happy with it) so maybe that's not been an issue for you. I was checking what IP address the DHCP service had assigned to something last night, and noticed that my EdgeRouter X SFP has 7 months of uptime currently (it's on a small UPS, it only goes down for firmware/etc upgrades).

Beyond that, there's a lot of advanced networking setups you can configure with an EdgeRouter that you can't do with a consumer router, often even with custom firmware like DD-WRT. But if you don't need to use any of that, you're not gaining anything.



No idea, sorry, but you might check the Ubiquiti forums and ask there if you can't find an answer on it, they're usually quite active it seems.

I'm kind of curious now, too. Really tempted to just get one of these and use it like a managed switch, but I have no actual reason to have a managed switch? >.>;;
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Nice deal. I don't recall ever seeing them this low. I already have one and am very happy.
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Really great deal. I don't even need another unit but I'm in for one. These come in handy and there's always someone that needs a real router to replace their $19.99 Walmart special.
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what does the edgerouter do that my USG doesn't do? I love my ubiquiti stuff but don't quite uderstand what this is used for.
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What's different between this and the Netgear gigabit over on Amazon for $20?
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Oh man, that video on the product page was riveting! I smell an Oscar.
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what does the edgerouter do that my USG doesn't do? I love my ubiquiti stuff but don't quite uderstand what this is used for.
The USG is managed from the UniFi controller whereas the ER-X is standalone. The USG/Controller combo opens up some interesting possibilities like DPI and usage statistics that the ER series doesn't come configured to do (though I've never used EdgeOS so I'm not certain).

This is also a five-port, whereas the USG has only one port (or two if you configure WAN 2). There is also a different in performance between some of the ERs and the USGs if you are hooked up to gigabit WAN.

The USG is the direction Ubiquiti is heading, but if I didn't already have a USG I'd absolutely be buying this for $40. Tremendous value.
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Does it have poe ports needed for ac-pro?
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The USG is managed from the UniFi controller whereas the ER-X is standalone. The USG/Controller combo opens up some interesting possibilities like DPI and usage statistics that the ER series doesn't come configured to do (though I've never used EdgeOS so I'm not certain).

This is also a five-port, whereas the USG has only one port (or two if you configure WAN 2). There is also a different in performance between some of the ERs and the USGs if you are hooked up to gigabit WAN.

The USG is the direction Ubiquiti is heading, but if I didn't already have a USG I'd absolutely be buying this for $40. Tremendous value.
boom. thanks for that, repped.

I do love the usg / cloud key. I also have a 24 port poe switch to run ip cameras around the house. Love it!
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Does it have poe ports needed for ac-pro?
It doesn't have real POE ports, but one port has a passive passthrough which will work for the AC-Pro.
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Does it have poe ports needed for ac-pro?
I don't think so. It looks like the ER-X only supports 24V POE whereas the UAP AC-Pro looks like it requires 48V. You might be able to add on a Ubiquiti POE converter, but that would get messy and kind of defeat the purpose.

Somebody correct me if I'm mistaken.
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It doesn't have real POE ports, but one port has a passive passthrough which will work for the AC-Pro.
Thanks!
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man, I was thinking out moving to Ubiquiti and did a search on "USG vs Edgeroute for home use" and quickly became pretty overwhelmed. I guess it doesn't seem to be too straight forward but I wish the answer was easier.
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man, I was thinking out moving to Ubiquiti and did a search on "USG vs Edgeroute for home use" and quickly became pretty overwhelmed. I guess it doesn't seem to be too straight forward but I wish the answer was easier.
Just do it. Buy a USG and start enjoying ubiquiti. It's amazing how much you can customize your internet with the Unifi software.
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