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Need advice on upgrading network.

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#1 waldojim42


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 05:58 AM

Currently my home network looks like this:

I have several attatched PC's - 3 desktops (one the streaming media center), 2 laptops, 1 printer and 1 VmWare ESXi server (HP ML350 Gen 6), And 4 game systems.

I have a Comcast modem connected to a NetGear Prosafe SRXN3205 and a 5 port Gig-E unmanaged switch at the server (connection to 4 Gig-E ports on the server - as they are separated per vm).


I have recently upgraded to 150Mbit service (namely for the 10M upload) and recently found out that the Prosafe only supports Lan-Wan throughput of 60Mbps. Kinda slow.


So I am looking to upgrade. In the past, I have used consumer, and quasi-business gear with disastrous results. Namely, I end up replacing that consumer gear within a few months when they cook themselves. I asked some folks on Reddit, and basically came up with a Mikrotik + AP solution... but with the reviews I am seeing, I am not too keep on that idea.


Right now, I am thinking about going with the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite, Ubiquiti AP, and a NetGear Prosafe GS108E.


What do you guys think? I was going to go this route for the added headroom, and I think most of this equipment will last. Any other ideas? For that matter, any ideas to help bring the cost down? I can swing this, but I am getting kind of tired of $200+ every few years for network gear.

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