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Luxel vs Ubiquiti


koxkp

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ABR-4400/XBR-4400 vs Ubiquiti ERLite‑3

I think the differences I see so far might be that Luxel has an easier GUI for setup, less command line. I might be able to deal with command line.

Something interesting is that the Luxel has VPN built in. I'm interested in adding a VPN, but curious where the best place to implement is. I was looking into a Synology NAS that also has VPN software.

I know the basic concept I'm trying to accomplish with modem -> router -> switch -> everything out of the switch. So, should I have the router strictly for routing WAN traffic like I originally intended or is it ever a good idea to have a VPN included in the router?

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I've been trying to search as much as possible and think I've already answered my own question with the overwhelming positive reviews for Ubiquiti...

I already have a Luxel 24 port unmanaged switch coming, but shouldn't make any difference to talk to UAP‑AC‑PRO and the ER3

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Luxul kinda sucks cus you can't manage the wireless channels. Ubiquiti is good but you reallly need a computer always on running the software for the roaming to work correctly. 

 

If your DIY ubiquity is way to go. Really digging the Araknis networking stuff from SnapAV, but it's definitely a premium product 

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On 9/21/2016 at 9:03 AM, koxkp said:

Is there ever a reason to use the VPN on the router or should this always be separated to a different device?

The VPN is very easy to set up on the ERlite3. There is a youtube video that walks you through the command line steps. It also can be done in the GUI using the config tree. I set up VPN on all ER's i set up.

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Having deployed a few hundred networks, 

Stick with true networking companies such as Ubiquiti and stay away from "networking companies" that are closely tied into the AV industry.

AV industry type networking products are mostly just marketing hype, they don't bring anything to the table to justify their price tag.

Ubiquiti is hard to beat.

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On 11/21/2016 at 11:19 PM, forum said:

Having deployed a few hundred networks, 

Stick with true networking companies such as Ubiquiti and stay away from "networking companies" that are closely tied into the AV industry.

AV industry type networking products are mostly just marketing hype, they don't bring anything to the table to justify their price tag.

Ubiquiti is hard to beat.

UBNT represents a great value proposition, though as a dealer the tech support is lacking in my experience. These days, IMO, the AV Industry Type networking products bring a lot of value for the price tag for dealers, including support and network insight (IE Bakpak or OVRC).

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2 hours ago, thecodeman said:

UBNT represents a great value proposition, though as a dealer the tech support is lacking in my experience. These days, IMO, the AV Industry Type networking products bring a lot of value for the price tag for dealers, including support and network insight (IE Bakpak or OVRC).

The customer support is somewhat lacking but thats what keep the pricing way down. There are some good forums for UBNT. I havent had too many issues with them and I have deployed a ton of it. Everything from the AP's, point to point stuff even did a set of Air Fiber units. Very minimal issues for the amount of product I have put out there. I would say the cloud key and the security gateway are recommended.

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