[ale] Microtik vs Ubiquiti vs DIY router...go

Alex Carver agcarver+ale at acarver.net
Fri May 3 01:03:50 EDT 2019

On 2019-05-02 07:51, Raj Wurttemberg via Ale wrote:
> So many router/firewall choices... I've used, Fortigate, SonicWall, Cisco, Watchguard, and pfSense to name a few. 
> IMHO, they are all really good and I have no complaints.  Watchguard had the best GUI, the SonicWall had some great features, Foritgate was decent, Cisco... well.. Cisco. 😉  I've switched to pfSense firewalls for home and business use. For business use, I'm using the Netgate hardware for pfSense, for home use, I'm using a generic small form factor or micro appliance like this:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/Firewall-Micro-Appliance-With-4x-Gigabit-Intel-LAN-Ports-AES-NI-Barebone/253488710837
> or this:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/Firewall-Micro-Appliance-6x-Gigabit-Intel-LAN-Intel-Celeron-E3865-AES-NI/253490496952
> Strong processor (avoid the J1900 CPU units), AES-NI support, fan-less, Intel NICs.  Very capable and solid devices.
> /Raj

The hardware looks interesting but as for software on a DIY I'm not
planning to use a prepackaged OS/software combo.  I'm just going to
stick with stock kernel and iptables/nftables.

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