Router advice for 1000 mbps internet connection

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  1. ipv6ready

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    hi what router would you recommend for 1gbps wan via AAPT fribre1000

    Something tiny and quite, with built in 4 port Ethernet switch and wifi would be perfect.

    Though I can get separate wifi and seperate switch.

    It’s only used by two people and there are no servers in the office etc, so it’s a very simple setup, and not getting full 1gbps is ok.

    Any advice, budget isn’t a big factor but being a small office, quietness is imperative.

    I was told to get Cisco isr4431-1G should I get that?
     
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    edgerouter lite with all the hw offloading
     
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    Thanks, looking into it, I saw this Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 6-Port with PoE
     
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    Yep. ubiquiti. I installed Router X ($85) at a mates place that has 100/100 and it's awesome add a UAP AC lite (~$120) and be happy. Why do you need PoE?

    AC lite comes with a power pack iirc.
     
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    There are two ip phones, being a small space trying to avoid clutter as much as possible.
     
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    Thanks I’ll have read of microtek.

    Speed isn’t an issue, as there are only two users sharing 1000/1000 mbps link, if each person can get 50mbps it’s plenty.

    in order of importance is Quite And Small, with wifi, and Poe as options. If I can get all four in one package it would be amazing.
     
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    I don't think that going all-in-one is the best path. Usually because it's trying to do everything, it's underpowered or overpriced.

    My go to would be the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite, a basic 8-port PoE switch (TP-Link SG1008P or the Netgear GS108P) and a Unifi AP-AC-LIte. They're all silent and don't take up a huge amount of space
     
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    How about a 5 port EdgeRouter PoE + UAP-IW-HD to bring it down to two units?
     
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    Yeah will likely use two small units. I was at the office last week, to consider installing a small 8 ru rack and a standard catalyst switch before the fibre install but as soon as I turned the catalyst on, I knew it was to loud.

    The room is barely 3x4 metres.

    Anyone know much about this

    http://www.draytek.com.au/products/broadband-routers/vigor3220-series/vigor3220n/

    Someone posted it but than deleted their post.
     
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    This is correct, but not the IW-HD, just either a standard pro or a lite.
     
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    OP. Stop looking. People keep telling you the answer, Edgerouter and UAP...
     
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    Having used both edgerouters and heaps of mikrotiks, don't bother with the edgerouter. Unless you want to stick the the CLI, They dumb the GUI down so far you may as well be using a Dlink.

    Get a mikrotik.
     
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    Dumbed down is perfect for me :) I don't want do do CCNA just to setup vlans, NAT and route.
    iptables are meh.
     
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    Thanks for the input, I ended up buying from Mwave.

    Might be an overkill for a temporary office for two people to meet compliance requirement but than so is getting fibre 1000.

    Ubiquiti Networks ES-8-150W 8 Port Managed PoE+ Gigabit Switch with SFP
    SKU#AC02743
    Unit Price: $339.00
    Invoiced Qty: 1
    Subtotal: $339.00

    Ubiquiti Networks UAP-AC-LITE 802.11ac Dual-Radio Access Point
    SKU#AB73108
    Unit Price: $122.99
    Invoiced Qty: 1
    Subtotal: $122.99

    Ubiquiti Networks ER-4 EdgeRouter 4-Port Gigabit Router with SFP
    SKU#AC11135
    Unit Price: $325.00
    Invoiced Qty: 1
    Subtotal: $325.00

    Could have gone with Edgerouter lite for $140 but $180 saving didn’t make sense.
     
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    any AC router will do for such a small room. A simple AC1900 will do.

    If each person has 2 phones and 2 computer (laptop and pc) lets say 1 nas (ethernet) and 1 or 2 wifi printers (run these on 2.4ghz)

    I just picked up a dlink AC5300 for $200
     
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    I realise it is potentially overkill but we are deviating from Cisco everywhere to low end brand for this one office.

    A catch 22 could have saved extra $500 but if we lose 1 hour of productivity we would be losing $300 (lease and salary)

    Can explain ubiquity cost benefit but would be hard to explain what I was thinking buying $200 netgear.

    If it all works out well I’ll buy another set as spares
     
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    Good choice - have fun setting it up!
     

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