Joined on 07/21/08
Great little security appliance!!
Pros: Where to start, this appliance does it all, great GUI with easy CLI structure. I’ve seen many reviews that knock the ease of the GUI, but let me just say, this is not for the dumb user. If you know what you’re doing or have internet access (and can navigate YouTube), you will have no issues setting up this box.
Cons: The only con is that it isn’t rack mountable. I know I know, get the rack mount version if you have a nice rack setup in your house.... I would like to see Ubiquiti put out a rack mount kit.
Overall Review: Some of the features I wanted to employ weren’t very straight forward and took some heavy research to implement. Things like VLAN client isolation while running a DNS & DHCP server on another client of the VLAN. But all that research was fun and just made the experience more rewarding once I figured it all out.
I guesss you get what you pay for
Pros: Lots of fans, nice HDD access and toolless.
Cons: Flimsy design, knockouts not stamped correctly and will cut you if you are not careful. Short case too, I have a GTX480 and it will barely fit. Side fan was 1 inch to far back and would on allow side pannel to lock in place with CORSAIR H50 installed. Front audio plugs have static when connecting headphones.
Great little box!!!
Pros: - Perfect little firewall for a dev network or non-critical prod. (e.g. vacation home or rental property) - Low cost makes it a sure bet for starters into EdgeRouter and Uniquiti. (but wait for newegg deals, I got mine for $39.99) - EdgeOS is still the best I've used for quick setup and status updates.
Cons: - No LEDs on the front suck if you're into blinky lights to make your closet look cool!! - It's almost too small, I would like to have the ports spread out a little so the case looked more serious.
Overall Review: - Don't be a conehead and forget to download the latest firmware before disconnecting your PC...just saves time when you realize you need the update and can't get to the internet.
Great product with a small NTP flaw
Pros: Handles every connection I have thrown at it. Guest networks w/client isolation helps keep visitors on the network but off my LAN. The very basic tests I have run, I can get about 300Mbps to mobile devices and about 360Mbps to laptops (which seems slow for a device that claims to have 1300Mbps but that could be due to single antenna clients). Looks really great mounted to the ceiling.
Cons: The NTP flaw ... even with a firmware update, this device requires an active/accessible NTP server upon reboot, or it will lose its clock. My example was I setup a scheduled reboot once per week at 0400, after the first reboot it reset the time to 0356 and rebooted 4 minutes later. So I setup the NTP to point to the global pool, everything worked for weeks, and one week my internet was down during a reboot and it began cycling every 4 minutes until the internet came back up. Final solution was to use a Raspberry Pi on my LAN as an NTP server, now no more issues.
Overall Review: Another consideration that many people who don't know much about enterprise networking hate the "two click" save process, but if you think about it, this allows you to make many changes and apply them all at the same time, reducing the number of reboots/bounces you need to make on your enterprise.
Great Little WiFi Adapter
Pros: Speeds are comparable to every other WiFi adapter I have ever used, and much smaller profile. Cost was the biggest factor in buying.
Cons: Not having 2.4GHz band might be an issue if you have public WiFi or an older AP, so I dropped an egg.
Overall Review: Win 10 drivers weren't shipped, but easy to get from Edimax web site.