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by ‎04-17-2017 02:55 AM - edited ‎08-12-2017 03:40 AM
on ‎04-17-2017 09:16 AM

So, I'm curious, why did you not go for a full UniFi or a full EdgeMax solution instead of mix-and-match?

on ‎04-17-2017 09:59 AM

Probably because the USG is a joke when you're serious about networking. Robot Happy

on ‎04-17-2017 11:25 AM

@FTZ Well sad, I felt the same thing after going full boat with USG Pro 4. Ran it for a few and got rid of it. 


Firewall is a joke. 

‎04-17-2017 02:31 PM - edited ‎04-17-2017 02:38 PM

Good question, thanks for asking 




The one factor to consider is the timing of my purchases, this was purchased over the last 2 years.


I brought the USG Pro 4 - big mistake - no firewall configuration at the time so returned immediately and replaced it with the ER8 which was cheaper anyway.


I also needed layer 3 switch, brought the UniFi Switch being mislead, like many others, into thinking it was layer 3. Then I realised it wasn't but still needed a POE switch so i kept it. So ended up i buying the EdgeSwitch 48 because it has layer 3 routing + 10gb SFP+ and it doesn't break the bank.


However, I REALLY like the UniFi Dashboard and i already had 3 aps, so for access switches (which don't need layer3 routing) such as the two 8 ports I just opted for UniFi because they are much easier to manage.


While I would like to have the single pane manage that UniFi boasts, for me right now the USG does not fulfill my requirements, and i really need internal routing faster than 1gb. Just as FTZ said "USG is a joke when you're serious about networking" So for now i have to deal with a mixed infrastructure.



on ‎04-17-2017 05:27 PM

@cardins2u & @FTZ Well true, but the switching gear, how does that tie into that?

on ‎04-18-2017 02:42 AM

@miguemely Ive updated the post to try and explain.

on ‎04-18-2017 03:08 AM

This... isn't for your home is it? Smiley Surprised Smiley Tongue

on ‎05-01-2017 07:47 PM

Can I ask where you're running your macOS VM?