Sushubh

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Check TP-Link TL-R480T+ Deals on: Flipkart | Amazon | Snapdeal | Paytm

Rs. 4250 on Amazon today

This arrived today and seems to be working fine. Though I realized the mistake soon enough. Ethernet ports in the front means that it is not really suited for home use. Designed for server racks. I have somehow managed to fit it under the table where it is not causing much of a mess. Still... Consider the lower end model (TP-Link TL-R470T+) which is probably a better model for home use.

I have configured it to switch from Excitel to Airtel when Excitel drops. If I take the Excitel cable out, switchover is instant. I have not any chance to see how long it takes when Excitel disappears from the backend. Nishant has the R470 model and he told me that it takes less than 10 seconds. Would post when I experience a downtime while I am sitting on the PC.

User interface of the load balancer backend is simple to understand. Performance seems to be good too. One major issue is that the ethernet ports are not gigabit so if your ISP is offering you 100mbps+ connectivity, these are not going to work for you. So this model is definitely not future proof.
 

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should have bought something like that instead :tiredface:
 


bhojv74

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I've used a R470T+ before, and never liked it, never used to do policy routing between WANs properly, and its web interface used to hang on me after 24 hrs of usage, wrote to customer care and they were aware of the bug, said it happens with certain network scenarios, after almost 8-10 months of usage, the firmware never got updated.

Since then I migrated to Ubiquity ER-X, (cost approx 5.5K + Tax + Shipping), I've loved this router and have recommend on this forum before. It has all gig ports, with 1 passive PoE port, does 150 mbps routing with QoS & DPI enabled, without that I think it does around 850 mbps. It does beautiful failover, with email triggers when such event occurs. I also easily monitor how much bandwidth I've used on my wan ports over time. Never have to reboot it, just plug it in, set it up, and forget about it. Aha, it also has beautiful smart Qos, my ping never delays even if I'm using complete bandwidth for download.

Few pics:




 
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Nice, someone using an Edgerouter X! I'll be soon getting a USG to pair with my AP AC-Lite at home, since the Unifi GUI is so much more powerful and stable than these so called "high end consumer" routers.

My Access Point has been rock solid for months now, and was myself contemplating between the ER-X and the USG, but since the USG plugs into the unifi interface, ill go with that.
 


bhojv74

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^ Awesome. Completely agree, I'm using a UAP-AC-LR at home and both my devices runs rock solid.

check this USG vs. EdgeRouter ER-X Vs USG

I went for ER-X because I wanted something cheap and with 5 ports so that I do not need ab extra switch, and maybe if required I can use the ERX just as a giga switch.
 

Funkatronic

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Where did you get your ER-X from, if you dont mind me asking? Picked up my AP AC from Amazon, but can't find the USG there anywhere.
Need some more Unifi UI goodness

 

bhojv74

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^ Self sourced. We are network integrator & partner of various OEMs including UBNT. :)

BTW, where are you hosting your Unifi controller ? I've a OSMC/Rpi2 build, I'm thinking of trying to install the controller on the same, presently on a PC.
 
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Right now on my MacBook Pro, but plan on building a NAS soon, which will double up as a controller so I was have a guest portal etc just for kicks.
 
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