New Idea

Include support for USB Cellular Stick in USG.

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When I'm comparing between Meraki Security Devices and USG, I realised a very important feature which USG lacks, which is the support for USB Cellular Stick.  

 

I believe that the support for USB Sticks are crucial for:

1. Deployments that relied on cellular data as their primary connection. 

2. Mission critical deployments which use cellular data as their failover. 

 

Other than that, I don't see the reason for UBNT to not support USB Cellular Stick because even a cheap $40 mini router from TP-Link supports this function.

 

Suggestions on how to deploy support for USB Cellular Stick. 

I would suggest UBNT add another option called "USB Cellular Stick" under the  USG > WAN > Connection Type.

 

In the "USB Cellular Stick" Option, I would suggest putting "Country" and "Carrier" with preset settings like the ones shown below:

Screenshot from 2017-04-22 10-51-48.png

 

When we select the preset settings, please show the username and password of the preset settings in a blurred out column below so that we know which APN is used with the preset settings (Some Carriers have multiple APNs). 

 

Other than that, please add a "Custom" settings option under the Username and Password for the APN settings so that we can use custom APNs when the situation requires it.

 

Personally, I don't think that the Connection Mode and Authentication Type have to be included. 

 

Supported USB Cellular Sticks.

I would suggest UBNT to support only the mainstream USB Sticks since the USG isn't meant to be a cellular modem/router. I'll leave the supported USB Stick list from Meraki and other vendors below for reference:

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX-Z/Cellular/3G_-_4G_Cellular_Failover#Supported_USB_Modems

http://www.tp-link.com.my/support/3g-comp-list.html?model=TL-MR3020

https://www.asus.com/event/networks_3G4G_support/

http://www.dovado.com/en/support/modems

 

Lastly, I would suggest UBNT to include a USB port for USB Cellular Stick on the next revised version of USG-3P so that the USG-3P can be deployed as a teleworker gateway.

 

USG passthrough/monitor mode

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Manual Workaround: UPDATE 1/25/2017:  

 

See the excellent How-To from @wnoisephx on page 35 of the comments here:

 

https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Routing-Switching-Feature/USG-passthrough-monitor-mode/idi-p/1537588/page/35#comments

 

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Original Post:

 

I have a couple of networks where I will never replace the router (for one I can't - it's provided as part of the environment) but I would still like to have stats in the controller.

 

Inspired by this thread:  https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Routing-Switching/USG-behing-firewall-transparent-mode/m-p/1534439#M13229

 

I would like to see a pass through mode for the USG where it passes traffic with no NAT, no firewall rules, no DHCP, etc.  Just analyzes traffic.

 

Even better - a monitor mode where I could feed a USG a mirror of the port that goes to my exising router so I don't have to have latency of the USG in the packets path. Use it as a sensor, basically.  

 

I think you guys would sell a boatload of USGs if you supported this!  

 

EDIT:  It appears to be on the roadmap:  https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Routing-Switching/USG-Feature-Roadmap-January-2017-update/m-p/1792230#M31948

 

Specificially:

 


In Progress / Near Future

  • DPI support in passthrough mode or on monitor interface

 

Thanks @UBNT-cmb

SFP Switch

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Offer a Unifi Switch in the lineup that has 12 SFP Ports. (like CISCO CATALYST 3750X-12S-E)  

 

This would be great as a MDF Switch.