Easy To Configure Gigabit EdgeRouters From Ubiquiti

Easy To Configure Gigabit EdgeRouters From Ubiquiti

Ubiquiti’s EdgeRouter models now feature a powerful Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy configuration and support Passive PoE passthrough as alternative power solution.

 

What makes the EdgeRouter X and X SFP so unique?

Powerful GUI

And, if that’s not enough, both EdgeRouters come with a proprietary and intuitive graphical interface, EdgeOS, that allows you to easily configure your EdgeRouter to the routing, security and management features required to efficiently run your network. For advanced network professionals, an integrated Command-Line Interface (CLI) is available for quick and direct access using familiar commands.

EdgeOS is a sophisticated operating system with robust features, including:

  • VLAN interfaces for network segmentation: You can create VLAN interfaces so that your switch (if you configure one or more of the RJ45 ports to enable Layer-2 switching) can communicate with and manage the other devices on the same VLAN (the switch will need to be part of the same IP subnet).
  • Static routes and supports routing protocols (OSPF, RIP, and BGP): Unlike switches that need to be told which devices may communicate with each other, routers make use of static routes which are predetermined paths that information must follow to reach a specific host or network. But, if static routing isn’t an option and you need to segment large networks (if multiple paths are possible), you can use one of the following dynamic routing protocols: OSFP (Open Shortest Path First), RIP (Routing Information Protocol) or BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).
  • Firewall policies and NAT rules: Along with firewall policies such as supporting the above mentioned routing protocols, you can remap an IP address space into another by modifying network address information in the IP datagram packet headers.
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services: You can now dynamically distribute network configuration parameters on your IP networks, for example configuring IP addresses for interfaces and services.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): Monitor the overall performance of your network as perceived by the network users.
  • Network administration and monitoring tools: Have total control over your network from one centralised point.
  • Administrator and operator accounts: Control who has access to your network.
  • Comprehensive IPv6 support: Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) was designed to replace IPv4 and provide a larger selection of IP addresses which are becoming a scares commodity as more and more devices that are connected to networks (including the internet) need to be assigned an IP address. You can now manage you IP address with greater flexibility.

 

Convenience of passive PoE support in a compact form factor

The EdgeRouter X and X SFP both have 5 Gigabit RJ45 ports, which already offer small to medium business the perfect compact solution to their routing problems. You can now get the router to suit your needs without having to compromise on capacity or speed, with each model handling 130 Kbps for 63-byte packets and 1 Gbps for 1518-byte packets. To make life even easier for you, both the ER-X and ER-X-SFP’s ports are configurable for line-rate, Layer-2 switching.

 

Practical applications

ER-X:

  • CPE deployment

The ER-X is ideal for customer premises equipment (CPE) deployment because of the wide range of voice, security, video and advanced services it supports.

Example:

 

EdgeRouter CPE Deployment


 

  • Service Provider Deployment

The ER-X makes use of an interior routing protocol, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), which is used to find the best path for data packets as they pass through a set of connected networks. These networks (which can be local area networks) can be linked through a number of EdgeRouters to create or make them part of a larger autonomous system (AS) such as a single enterprise’s network.

Example:

EdgeRouter Service Deployment


ER-X-SFP:

  • Backhaul deployment

The ER-X-SFP is powered by an external power adapter, meaning that that frees up the 5 Gigabit RJ45 ports which support 24V passive PoE allowing the device to power up to five airMAX® devices. It also has an SFP port as well that provides fiber connectivity to support backhaul applications (the ER-X-SFP links the sub-networks at the edge of the entire network infrastructure with the core network).

Example:

EdgeRouter Backhaul Deployment

 

EdgeRouter model comparison

EdgeRouter Model Comparison

 

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