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This will be for my large home. I like to get a good router to use with my EERO system in bridge mode. Right now EERO isn't a good "Router", but is an awesome wifi system. I'd like to get a router that is solid, doesn't have issues really with reboots, etc, and if there is one, that can monitor where my traffic is going to the web and a way to control it as well, that would be great.

I've tried to do some research, but haven't found much on the monitoring point.

Also to note, I have 400 meg down and 40 up and may soon do 1GB Internet speeds. So the routers would need to support that.
Edited by nizmoz - 4/12/17 at 7:11am
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I dont know of a store bought router that can do what I imagine you are asking for the traffic control other than what QoS does and firewall based rules. Commerical grade firewalls and routers can inspect traffic (including SSL traffic) and shape it, block it, route it, prioritize it and all that but these would be well out of your price range and typically require subscription fees as well. If you just want something that can provide QoS priority and block certain things then a typical consumer router would be fine as you just set up QoS how you want and set some firewall block rules.


I have been a fan of ASUS and Netgear routers for a while now as I have found they typically have the highest end models and support custom firmware reliably. I just upgraded to a Netgear X10 last month, but it doesnt have any good custom firmware yet. For a year or so I have been using an ASUS RT-AC87U with Merlin firmware on it. This has been perfectly reliably for me, is kept up to date on security fixes, and has fully supported my 1gb internet speed no problem. Its QoS implementation is a little bit lacking though.
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I dont know of a store bought router that can do what I imagine you are asking for the traffic control other than what QoS does and firewall based rules. Commerical grade firewalls and routers can inspect traffic (including SSL traffic) and shape it, block it, route it, prioritize it and all that but these would be well out of your price range and typically require subscription fees as well. If you just want something that can provide QoS priority and block certain things then a typical consumer router would be fine as you just set up QoS how you want and set some firewall block rules.


I have been a fan of ASUS and Netgear routers for a while now as I have found they typically have the highest end models and support custom firmware reliably. I just upgraded to a Netgear X10 last month, but it doesnt have any good custom firmware yet. For a year or so I have been using an ASUS RT-AC87U with Merlin firmware on it. This has been perfectly reliably for me, is kept up to date on security fixes, and has fully supported my 1gb internet speed no problem. Its QoS implementation is a little bit lacking though.

I actually use to have the 87R model, of your router, and it was a great unit, but died on me. Been looking at Ubnt EdgeRouters and that may be a good way to go but still undecided. frown.gif
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I actually use to have the 87R model, of your router, and it was a great unit, but died on me. Been looking at Ubnt EdgeRouters and that may be a good way to go but still undecided. frown.gif


I have used Ubiquiti wifi units at work for around 5 years now (the ones to bridge 2 locations over miles, not the wifi access points inside buildings). They have been perfectly reliable without a single issue in all those years. I have not used any of their Edge equipment yet, though I did buy the EdgeRouter Pro a week or two ago. It will be going in here at work very soon for our newest Ethernet network. I dont know how much of a rush you are in to get a router, but I will be installing this one here next week sometime, so Ill report back here how easy it was to set up and how powerful the features are.
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I have used Ubiquiti wifi units at work for around 5 years now (the ones to bridge 2 locations over miles, not the wifi access points inside buildings). They have been perfectly reliable without a single issue in all those years. I have not used any of their Edge equipment yet, though I did buy the EdgeRouter Pro a week or two ago. It will be going in here at work very soon for our newest Ethernet network. I dont know how much of a rush you are in to get a router, but I will be installing this one here next week sometime, so Ill report back here how easy it was to set up and how powerful the features are.

I'll be interested to know how that works. I will probably not have made up my mind by then, so let us know!
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