Ubiquiti ERPRO-8, EdgeRouter PRO 8 Gigabit Routing Ports
Ubiquiti ERPRO-8,EdgeRouter PRO 8 Gigabit Routing Ports
ERPRO-8 is a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter PRO. It comes with six (6) Gigabit routing ports. Two (2) Gigabit RJ45/SFP combination ports and processes 2 million+ packets per second for 64-byte packets. It is 8 Gbps for packets 512 or larger in size. The ERPro-8 is rack mountable.
The ERPro-8 EdgeRouter 8-Port Advanced Network Router from Ubiquiti Networks combines reliability with enterprise-level features. It has a rackmountable form factor with eight functional ports. Powered by a proprietary and intuitive graphical interface and EdgeOS, the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter PRO can easily be configured for routing, security, and management features to efficiently run the network. For advanced network professionals, an integrated CLI is available for quick and direct access, using familiar commands. This 8-port network router is capable of routing up to 2 million+ packets per second.
- Six Gigabit routing ports
Two Gigabit RJ-45/SFP combination ports
- 2 million+ packets per second for 64-byte packets
8 Gb/s for packets 512-bytes or larger in size
- Intuitive User Interface
- The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter PRO provides a graphical user interface, which is designed for convenient setup and control. Accessed via a network port and Web browser, the user-friendly interface provides intuitive management with a virtual view of the ports, displaying physical connectivity, speed, and status. The Dashboard displays detailed statistics: IP information, MTU, transmit/receive speeds, and status for each physical and virtual interface
- Configuration by CLI
- The CLI provides quick and flexible configuration by command line and features the following:
For power users, configuration and monitoring of all advanced features
Direct access to standard Linux tools and shell commands
CLI access through the serial console port, SSH, Telnet, and the graphical user interface
Manage Your Network
- DHCP Server
- Set up multiple DHCP servers to assign IP ranges in different subnets on different interfaces. You can control dynamic and static IP addressing for your network devices
- Monitoring Tools
- Track network activity and devices from tools such as Ping, Trace, Discover, Packet Capture, and Log Monitor
- User Accounts
- Manage access to the EdgeRouter using unique administrator and operator accounts
Secure Your Network
- Firewall Policies
- Organize the rules you apply in the order you specify
- Firewall Groups
- Apply the policies to groups filtered by IP address, network address, or port number
- NAT Rules
- The EdgeRouter changes packet addressing based on your customized source and destination NAT rules
Direct Traffic Flow
- Each Gigabit port functions as an independent interface. You can also configure Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) interfaces for network segmentation
- Configure static routes and dynamic routing protocols to effectively manage the routes used by the EdgeRouter. With these capabilities and more, the EdgeRouter provides centralized control that you need to optimize the performance and reliability of your network
- EdgeOS is a sophisticated operating system loaded with features, including:
Static Routes and Support of Routing Protocols: OSPF, RIP, and BGP
Firewall policies and NAT rules
Quality of Service (QoS)
Network administration and monitoring tools
Comprehensive IPv6 support
Choice of Configuration Methods:
Graphical user interface to visualize the workings of a network or the Command Line Interface (CLI) to use advanced, command-driven configuration
These higher end routers also have faster processors to handle more users. To see how many users are accessing your network at any given time, log into the web based configuration of the router, and navigate to the DHCP list page. This will give you a real time estimate of how many users are on the network. If you see a certain time of day that the network bogs down, log in to the router again, and see how many users. Most likely you will see a large number of people using the wireless or wired network, which would be a reason to upgrade the router. The ERPOE-5 router for example has a built in POE switch, which will allow you to power both indoor and outdoor access points, range extenders, or other wireless network adapters that support 24V passive POE.
The best wireless router to use, in our recommendation is one in which you are familiar with. Depending on the application, GNS Wireless might recommend a ERlite for one application, and may recommend a cheaper wireless n router for another application. It really depends on how many users, what type of usage, and what type of features you would like available for your wireless network. With these types of wireless routers, you will not be able to configure a "router repeater". The wireless access point will control the long range wireless functionality, not the router. Routers alone will control the connection to your cable/dsl modem, control the DHCP table, security features such as VPN and remote access, and bandwidth control. All other features such as wifi boosters, wireless boosters, and wifi signal boosters will be the responsibility of the wireless access point. Other quality indoor routers would be the linksys e3000, linksys e4200 and the TP-Link WR1043ND. These would be some of the best wireless routers to use for small office, or home office use. Other great routers that work very well for small to medium sized businesses are the Ubiquiti routers, such as the one above, or ERPOE-5, ER8, ERPRO-8 and ERlite-3. All of these wired and wireless n routers from Ubiquiti have their own particular features that work very well depending on your application.
The Ubiquiti AirRouter can be used as a wireless booster, or wireless extender depending on your application. The configuration of this router will allow you to change the settings such as channel size, security, or access point vs router mode. Adding range extenders to this type of setup will increase range, but not exactly increase speed. When wireless repaters are used the throughput of the connection to the wireless repeater will decrease depending on distance, interference, and wireless mode. The best wifi signal booster is to use an external access point for extending the range of the wireless network. Such a wireless booster would be the APC2M, which has up to 1000mW transmit power and your choice of external antenna. Another option is the APC2M-8, which has an integrated 8dBi directional patch antenna. This will boost your wifi signal in one direction, up to 60 degrees, and works very well in applications such as warehouses, or externally for campground, RV Parks, or Marinas. The best wireless router to use with either of those access points is the one you are familiar with, or chose the TPLink WR1043ND.
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