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Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

In addition to what we are working on, as always we are looking for ideas for other hardware models. If you have particular hardware requirements/suggestions, please post them in this thread. Here are some examples of the details that may be helpful:

  • Number of ports?
  • 100M, 1G, or 10G ports (how many each)?
  • Copper (RJ45) or SFP/SFP+ (how many each)?
  • Form factor (e.g., rackmount or small like ER Lite)?
  • Power supply (e.g., AC vs. DC, dual redundant, etc.)?
  • Is PoE input (use PoE to power the router) needed?
  • Is PoE output needed? If so, what kinds (24V vs. 48V, passive vs. auto-sensing) and how many ports?
  • "Real" ports or "emulated/switched" ports? For example, all three ports on ER Lite are "real" (1 Gbps each to CPU), but the last three ports on the ER PoE are "emulated/switched", i.e., they are connected to a switch which is then connected to the CPU with 1 Gbps.
  • In addition to the network interfaces, any peripheral requirements, for example, serial console port (or not), external USB ports, minimum memory size, etc. etc.
  • A deployment scenario (e.g., with diagram etc.) would be really helpful!
  • Expected price?

Note that when posting suggestions, please also take "feasibility" into consideration! Icon Wink Thanks very much for your participation, and we look forward to hearing your feedback!

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

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I used to build boxes (3G/WiFi/WiMax links + IP cams + RFID equipment) that go in harsh environments (-40c - +85c) that run on 12/24vdc. I have used bullets in some cases and would have wished an EdgeMax router would be available (we would use tunneling features to connect to the backbone)

We had to use high-priced equipment which in most cases lack in functionality.

So in short: ERL that works on 12-48vdc (with room for spikes) that can hold in extreme temps, does not require 1Gbps, console is a must for field service in case something goes wrong.

end user price up to the $300

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As for SOHO networks, an ERL with a expansion slot that can take a 4G/DSL/cable modem card (not sure if such a standard exists) - that way a user can have a one box that can be customized to their preferred connection type.

router ~$100 + card $60

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As for ER-PoE v2, use of the standard 802.3at would be nice.

same price as today

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I'd like to see the following products:

Option 1:

5 ports, 1Gbps Copper, metal enclosure, rackmount (can be with those rack ears if full rack size not needed), PSU built-in (AC), PoE output 24/48 autosensing on 2 ports, 1 real port, other 4 can be switched over two other real ports so they have 2Gbps instead of 1Gbps, USB port which can act as a serial console (RS232 to USB converter if you like), memory at least 512MB. Expected deployment: home/SOHO network. Expected price up to $200.

Option 2:

8 ports, 1Gbps Copper, metal enclosure, full 1U rackmount, PSU built-in (AC), PoE output 24/48 autosensing on 4 switched ports (1Gbps is enough for those), 4 real ports, USB port which can act as a serial console (RS232 to USB converter if you like), another USB port for flash drives which can be used from GUI to export configurations or update firmware or for 3G/4G USB modem which would work as a wan backup, memory at least 512MB. Mini-PCI slot for a WiFi card and coax (SMA) output on the back. Expected deployment: more serious home/SOHO network (storage, video surveiliance, VoIP, link aggregation, dual-wan failover, etc). Expected price up to $300.

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'anceng', I'll give you a general response, in my
usual pithy style:

Three things have startled me about this product line:


> lack of features supported directly by the GUI, and
   requiring CLI and code segments; the two contenders
   I know in this space [WatchGuard and SonicWall]
   have all these provided and fully working. To me, this
   is by far the most critical need. There just isn't time
   in the field to learn yet another gadget and its code.

> lack of integration with actual industrial installation
   methods and strategies, including basics like mounting,
   power by PoE or 48V bus

> lack of craved-for features such as voltage, current and
   temperature monitoring (internal and external), as well
   as simple on/off sample and switching

These are what everybody has been clamoring for--even
before the products were released. I hope you find my
comments 'positive', because they do show where there
is room for innovation. We thought these would be in the
initial release.

Finally (like all other Ubiquiti products), there isn't adequate
documentation, including a comprehensive, up-to-date manual.   luck, Dave
  


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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

Some quick idea.

1. The "carrier" model. $1200-$1500

  • 8-12 Gbe ports, 1/2 or all SFPs
  • 2-4 SFP+ ports
  • Console port
  • Rackmount
  • Dual AC PSU using NEMA C14 socket
  • All dedicated ports
  • 2Gb, upgradable to 4 or maybe 8. ECC optional
  • More CPUs
  • Redundant storage: dual mPCI-e or USB3 ports or both. 
  • mPCI-e could be leveraged for other devices. 3/4G, wifi, etc.
  • Purpose would be network core router. 
  • - 10G to virtualization environment
  • - 10G to switch uplink
  • - Gbe ports to other (internet, load balancers, VPN hardware, physically isolated DMZ swiches, etc.)

2. Home use version of ER-PoE or PowerAP N with EdgeMaxx hardware/OS and 802.11ac - $150

  • 1x "WAN" port
  • 4x LAN switched ports
  • mPCI-e port with .11ac card or even Ubnt dedicated WiFi hardware.
  • No console port
  • USB port for flash recovery
  • Single DC 
  • 512M storage
  • 512M RAM

3. Layer 3 switch - ~$3-400 for a 24p

  • Different models for density
  •  - 12, 24, 48
  • Models for PoE
  •  - None, 1/4, 1/2, all??
  • 802.3af or 802.3at
  • Switching fabric running EOS, not ToughSwitch
  • RAM and CPU based on feature set for switch. Adjusted for size.
  • routing
  • PBR
  • VLANs/QinQ
  • GRE
  • Security functions 
  • - DHCP Snooping
  • - RA guard
  • Port mirroring
  • LACP
  • Console ports

 

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8 port POE router, I would not be against 5 ports switched. My typical tower has 2 backhauls, and 4 sectors. The 4 sectors would go on switched ports, with room to add another switch if needed. And it would have room for 3rd backhaul which can happen on occasion. And 2 - 10 gig fiber ports would be nice, but guess that would make it 10 port router. 

It would need to be able to do 24v or 48v, like the current POE router to give me options....just in case.

And some king of per user rate limiting in the GUI. I agree with DaveD, the GUI needs some love.

$400

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

For price comparison / re-adjustment:

Mikrotik CCR1036-8G-2S+EM http://routerboard.com/CCR1036-8G-2SplusEM
1U rackmount
8x Gigabit Ethernet
2xSFP+ cages (10Gb)
LCD touchscreen
36 cores x 1.2GHz CPU
4GB RAM (upgradeable to 16+ Gb)
41.5mpps fastpath
Up to 28Gbit/s throughput
$1295.00

 

I think UBNT should be able to make something very comparible, but with dual boot flash images and redundant power supplies.



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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

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Router Ideas:

"The FTTx SoHo" - Target: FTTx customers with low/medium networking requirements
1 SFP port
5 GbE ports, switch chip
dual band 2.5GHz/5GHz 802.11n wireless, MIMO, 5dBi antennas
MSRP: $120

"The FTTx SoHo+" - Target: Prosumer market, not large enough to require additional APs
1 SFP port
10 GbE ports, 2x switch chips
dual band 802.11-AC, MIMO, 5dBi antennas
MSRP: $150-$175
***Note: This is the one I need at home to replace my current router AND my PowerAPN

"The FTTx SoHo+ POE" - Target: Places that will have a few unifi, and probably a rack/patch panel
1 SFP port
10 GbE ports, 2x switch chips
dual band 802.11-AC, MIMO, 5dBi antennas
5 ports of 24v@2A/48v@1A for powering AirMax/UniFi/mFi devices
Comes with desktop "feet", wall mount capable, and rack mount ears
MSRP: $200-$250

"The Tower Model" - Target: WISP PoPs
1 SFP+
10 GbE ports, 2x switch chips
10 ports of 24v/48v/56v for powering AirMax/AirMax-AC/UniFi/mFi/AirFiber devices
Wall mount capable, rack mount ears
MSRP: $300

"The Tower Model+" - Target: Larger WISP PoPs with higher bandwidth requirements
2 SFP+
10 GbE ports, 2x switch chips
10 ports of 24v/48v/56v for powering AirMax/AirMax-AC/UniFi/mFi/AirFiber devices
Wall mount capable, rack mount ears
Dual boot flash images
120/240V AC, optional 12-56v DC IN
MSRP: $350-$400



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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

I second the following @esseph suggestions:

- A pro device with 2-4 SPF+ ports, 8 or even 16 GBit ports and a lot of mpps fastpath (41.5 is a nice number Man Wink )

- a "home user" FTTH device, i.e. the ERL with a SPF port. FTTH is coming strong where I live. If you get a contract with a provider to dish out UBNT devices, that would be a win / win / win for UBNT, that provider and the customers.

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

How about a geek/hacker version of the ERL? (I think someone else mentionned this before)

Everything the ERL has plus:

  • An SFP port (so 4 ports total)
  • External USB port(s)
  • Upgradable RAM
  • Upgradable storage
  • MiniPCI slot for optional Wifi

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

1 SFP port
5 GbE ports, switch chip
dual band 2.5GHz/5GHz 802.11n wireless, MIMO, 5dBi antennas
MSRP: $120

"The FTTx SoHo+" - Target: Prosumer market, not large enough to require additional APs
1 SFP port
10 GbE ports, 2x switch chips
dual band 802.11-AC, MIMO, 5dBi antennas
MSRP: $150-$175



consider adding usb 2.0 or esata to these Man Wink don't bother with usb 3 as it is just a pain in the @$$

for a second i thought you ment 10gig ethernet ports. but u mean 10X 1gig ports

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

I think alone just a new EdgeRouter won't necessairly solve much. The usecase of a lot of people here I imagine is going to be WISP use, so there's a few things to consider.

PoE - being able to power all of the types of ubnt devices is a must, 24v, 48v, plus the "special" 48v used by airFiber.

Line rate layer2 - depending on network setup, a PoP may consist of a single layer2 for multiple customer-serving APs, ideally this shouldn't have to resort to software switching. Current solutions involve using a PoE switch (ie, ToughSwitch 8) but the issues with this are relatively low port counts (8? really guys? - and the carrier isnt a real solution here, thats just two independant switches, no proper stacking) single gigabit uplink back to the router (an issue if for people pushing faster speeds, especially if the previous problem of 8 ports only is solved). Perhaps a combination of new better ToughSwitches with say 16+ ports and 10gbit uplink SFP+'s combined with an EdgeRouter with 10gbit SFP+ could be a solution, or alternatively build an all-in-one EdgeRouter device that encompasses switching and routing (ER-PoE on steroids, or one step further going a full layer3 switch style).

Better tie-in with hardware functionality of other product lines, think LACP between switch+router, quite useful in the absense of 10gbit, or for redundancy. Again not useful just having this in an EdgeRouter if there isn't a switch it can be paired with (yes I know there are non-ubnt switches out there, but the non-standard 24v PoE makes this a pain, and everyone wants a single-vendor supported solution that just works right?).

Another key thing that seems simple and cheap to implement in PoE devices, but I think ubnt has missed the mark on entirely is remote reset. AirOS remote-reset capable devices can be remotely reset (either back to factory defaults, or to tftp flash mode depending on when it is triggered and for how long) by simply putting at least +15v on one of the data pair - cost to implement? a transistor per port and a gpio to drive it (which may already be available)  - the kind of value add integration that can't be obtained from going with a third party solution, you guys need to get on top of that!

In the absense of an EdgeRouter  with 16-24 PoE ports for all your devices with full layer3 switching capability, as touched on earlier being able to connect to such a device (which ideally should be a ubnt offering) without being limited to 1gbit is a must. SFP+, LACP, combination of the two.

I think rather than trying to build a solution that meets all needs, building up a range of products that can be mix and matched together to suit the users needs is a far better option. Sell EdgeRouters with an unpopulated PCI-E slot and a couple of holes in the back covered with a plastic plug that can be replaced with a ubnt-provided PCI-E wireless card and antennas that fit in. Offer a highly compatiable switch range and allow for decent interconnect between the router and switches. Heck, even cisco style plug-in modules to mix and match functionality - want a 10gbit SFP+, plug in the module! want 10xSFP in the same router? plug in the module!

Rackmount is a must, even if optional. I am very much a fan of devices that can have the rack ears removed, especially if they can be rotated 90 degrees to convert to a vertical wall mount. RF Armor has done a nice job with the rack mounts for ERL/ER-PoE's, but it would have been nice if there was a ubnt-bracket designed from day dot.

Probably not what you were after, but kinda hard to know whats possible at what cost without just being a clone of <insert other router model here>, otherwise I might as well have just brought that router instead! Far better to be open ended and try and produce a novel flexible product (or product suite) than just be limited to the designs already available.

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If you sold a model that had two 10gbe sfp+ ports in a 1u or 1/2u size, I would buy four the day it was announced.

 

Even better if the ports could be configured in lacp but bridging them will probably work too.

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

How about an EdgeMax outdoor router.

Couple of SFP+ cages.

Software defined POE ports.  24V, 48V, and Airfiber Power.

Dual 48VDC power inputs.

Industrial Temps.  

My thinking is that it would be awsome to have a device that I could put on a rooftop or tower, connect a couple AF24s or fiber for backhaul, connect whatever sectors I am using, and just run DC power and Fiber.

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CISCO Killer Plan, time to go boom on Capacity.

EDGEROUTER

EdgeRouter Carrier Core-10/20/40 SFP (10 Ports / 20 Ports / 40 Ports)

Name : EdgeRouter Carrier Core-10s, EdgeRouter Carrier Core-20s, EdgeRouter Carrier Core-40s

  • 10/20/40 X 1 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports, 2/4/8 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Separate interfaces
  • Stackable
  • Enough CPU power to drive 20/40/80 Gbit of traffic, lets say 16/32/64 Mpps
  • 8-16 GB RAM
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

EdgeRouter Carrier Core-10/20/40 (10 Ports / 20 Ports / 40 Ports)

Name : EdgeRouter Carrier Core-10, EdgeRouter Carrier Core-20, EdgeRouter Carrier Core-40

  • 10/20/40 X 1 Gbit Ethernet Ports, 2/4/8 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Separate interfaces
  • Stackable
  • Enough CPU power to drive 20/40/80 Gbit of traffic, lets say 16/32/64 Mpps
  • 8-16 GB RAM
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

DISTRIBUTION SWITCHES

ToughSwitch DST-24/48 PoE  (24 Ports / 48 Ports)

Name : Toughswitch DST-24p, Toughswitch DST-48p

  • 24/48 X 1 Gbit Ethernet copper Ports, 2/4 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • PoE on all ports
  • Enough CPU power to drive 48/96 Gbit of traffic, lets say 36/72 Mpps
  • Layer 3 Capable
  • Stackable
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

ToughSwitch DST-24/48  (24 Ports / 48 Ports)

Name : Name : Toughswitch DST-24, Toughswitch DST-48

  • 24/48 X 1 Gbit Ethernet copper Ports, 2/4 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Enough CPU power to drive 48/96 Gbit of traffic, lets say 36/72 Mpps
  • Layer 3 Capable.
  • Stackable
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

CORE SWITCHES

ToughSwitch CORE-8/16/24/48 SFP (8 Ports / 16 Ports / 24 Ports / 48 Ports)

Name : ToughSwitch Core-8s, ToughSwitch Core-16s, ToughSwitch Core-24s, ToughSwitch Core-48s

  • 8/16/24/48 X 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Enough CPU power to drive 16/32/48/96 Gbit of traffic, let say 12/24/36/72 Mpps
  • Layer 3 Capable
  • Stackable
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

ToughSwitch CORE-8/16/24/48 (8 Ports / 16 Ports / 24 Ports / 48 Ports)

Name : ToughSwitch Core-8, ToughSwitch Core-16, ToughSwitch Core-24, ToughSwitch Core-48

  • 8/16/24/48 X 10 Gbit Ethernet Copper Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Enough CPU power to drive 16/32/48/96 Gbit of traffic, let say 12/24/36/72 Mpps
  • Layer 3 Capable
  • Stackable
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

ACCESS SWITCHES

ToughSwitch Pro 24/48 PoE (24 Ports / 48 Ports)

Name : ToughSwitch Pro-24p, ToughSwitch Pro-48p

  • 24/48 X 1 Gbit Ethernet Copper Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • PoE
  • Enough CPU power to drive 48/96 Gbit of traffic, let say 36/72 Mpps
  • Layer 3 Capable
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

ToughSwitch Pro 24/48 (24 Ports / 48 Ports)

Name : ToughSwitch Pro-24, ToughSwitch Pro-48

  • 24/48 X 1 Gbit Ethernet Copper Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Enough CPU power to drive 48/96 Gbit of traffic, let say 36/72 Mpps
  • Layer 3 Capable
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

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Edit (Had some other ideas and added Proposed Names to previous models)

EDGEROUTER CORE PRO-16/24/48 SFP ROUTER 

Name : EdgeRouter Core Pro-16s, EdgeRouter Core Pro-24s, EdgeRouter Core Pro-48s

  • 16/24/48 X 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Separate interfaces
  • Stackable
  • Enough CPU power to drive 32/48/96 Gbit of traffic, lets say 24/36/72 Mpps
  • 8-16 GB RAM
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

EDGEROUTER CORE PRO-16/24/48 ROUTER 

Name : EdgeRouter Core Pro-16, EdgeRouter Core Pro-24, EdgeRouter Core Pro-48

  • 16/24/48 X 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • Edge router Pro size
  • Internal PSU with standard PSU wire input
  • No PoE
  • Separate interfaces
  • Stackable
  • Enough CPU power to drive 32/48/96 Gbit of traffic, lets say 24/36/72 Mpps
  • 8-16 GB RAM
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

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Create a Non PoE Version of the Toughswitches 5 and 8 ports for reduced cost.

Cater to home/small buisiness user with all-in devices.

EDGEROUTER WIFI

EdgeRouter Wifi

Name : UniFi Router

  • 1 X 1Gbit WAN interface, 4 X 1Gbit Switched Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • EdgeRouter PoE Size
  • External PSU
  • No PoE
  • Enough CPU power to drive 2 Gbit of routed traffic plus 6 Extra Gbit Switched Traffic
  • 512 Mo RAM
  • WiFi AC1750 with external antena connectors
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

EdgeRouter Wifi PoE

Name : UniFi Router PoE

  • 1 X 1Gbit WAN interface, 4 X 1Gbit Switched Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • EdgeRouter PoE Size
  • External PSU
  • PoE on All Switched ports
  • Enough CPU power to drive 2 Gbit of routed traffic plus 6 Extra Gbit Switched Traffic
  • 512 Mo RAM
  • WiFi AC1750 with external antena connectors
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

EdgeRouter Wifi Dual WAN

Name : UniFi Router Duo

  • 2 X 1Gbit WAN interface, 4 X 1Gbit Switched Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • EdgeRouter PoE Size
  • External PSU
  • No PoE
  • Enough CPU power to drive 4 Gbit of routed traffic plus 4 Extra Gbit Switched Traffic
  • 512 Mo RAM
  • WiFi AC1750 with external antena connectors
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

EdgeRouter Wifi Dual WAN PoE

Name : UniFi Router Duo PoE

  • 2 X 1Gbit WAN interface, 4 X 1Gbit Switched Ports
  • 1 RJ-45 console Port
  • EdgeRouter PoE Size
  • External PSU
  • PoE on All Switched ports
  • Enough CPU power to drive 4 Gbit of routed traffic plus 4 Extra Gbit Switched Traffic
  • 512 Mo RAM
  • WiFi AC1750 with external antena connectors
  • Expected price : Best packet / $ , like usual Man Wink

Thats Pretty much it ...

All the necessary Gear for a solid Backbone for Large Deployments and enough choice so the customers don't have to overbuy. Plus Devices to flood the Home Market.

By experience, other companie are either Overpriced and/or are unstable. With your quality, your great service and your honest and fair prices, I firmly belive your can get ahead of the likes of Cisco, Juniper, Mikrotik, HP and others like D-Link, TP-Link and Linksys.

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

I 'd be interested in something like Option 2 that levicki mentioned.

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

A $100 or less Unifi management controller would be nice.  Add a slot for a 2.5" HD or SSD, options to dump to Syslog and configuration backup.  

 

A Layer 2+ switch, with most of the L2 features and the ability to also perform 16-32 static routes.  The GUI must be responsive! 

If you can make it 24 ports, with 8 or them supporting POE 24/48 for $350 you'd have something unique in the market.

 

I'd consider a 16 port version with 8 POE ports for $250  The POE ports can be emulated on the smaller version. 

QOS:

Fantastic QOS templates. Include; Fair Query; Token Bucket; Guarenteed Minimums...etc

Look at what other's are doing, make QOS easy!

 
Templates can be used multiple times, or apply a unique one to each interface.

Allow the user to apply the template monitor the result and then edit a copy of  the template for their enviroment

 

 

 

   

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

The last post hit on something that I feel really needs to be mentioned again: GUI speed

It really effects the end user experience, especially with lots of firewall rules, static dhcp reservations, lots of routes and/or static routes, etc. 



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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

  1. I gues for ERL is 3 enought ER 5 enougth maybe the last 2ports should be full port no switchport
  2. 100mb at router god no! Erl i gues 1GB enought, at PRO versions 2 x 10gb/s look intresting
  3. ERL small :]
  4. my opinion router should have owen power supply, in best way by UPS, so no POE input i dont need
  5. YES! i vote for POE port in ERL :]
  6. upper mind
  7. i gues 512Mb ram is ok for erl, may i appreciate on board drive (or some MSATAMan Very Happy), something faster than flash drive what is in ERL
  8. Price i dont care, if you will stay in your police POWER/PRICE it will be just good for everyone

Martin

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Re: Requests/suggestions for new hardware models

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ERL4/ERL5 ?

1. 4-5. REAL ports. no switches or other mess, please.

2. 10Gbase-T. but Really good 1GBase-T PHY would be cool too, esp if it help retain price nor termal package.

3. copy-paste ERL3.

4. copy-paste ERL3 with mild power output increase, mb and/or Huge AC-DCconversion frequency jump(to save size/efficiency/earth).

5. imo, no, but one separated port may have PoE in. but generally it for different kind of gear and otherwise didn't hard to plug-in

5. no, too.

6. Real ports. big thumb up for Real ports on ERL3, btw. no mess with switches(which is quite insecure, btw, aside other flaws)

7. full-sized(A-Type or B-Type)USB port, which may be used as serial console and SD slot, maybe(maybe redundant, just like i think myself, but most of my friends - Really do enjoy such feature in some SOHO routers). Octeon III chips instead of Octeon II. more L2, bit more clocks, probably four cores, instead of only two in ERL3 in same tarmal package, thanks to 28nm transistors, improved offloading and DPI. maybe 1Gb RAM soldered, instead of 512Mb (depend market offers, sure).

could be cool for demanding/experienced SOHO users/companies.

 within $100-$200 should be fine.

 

p.s. carriers would enjoy similar things with 8-12 ports, 4x more memory rack-mountable(19'')case and one-two SFP+ slots.

for 2x-3x more price.

p.p.s. kinda off-topic, but: is there any chances for ERL models(including already produced) to have 15%-20% bigger heatsinks/radiators ? not so big as AC56U or alikes, but something helping you worry little less about health of your tiny/cute ERL things.

 

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