Burk
Burk

Server & Storage is rockin and rollin now! Very happy with the new setup. β€οΈπŸ˜€πŸ‘

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odd
odd

@Burk Congrats! May I ask what you decided for in place of the Ubiquity, or is that a OpSec secret? I’m looking for a great WiFi 6 / AX router.

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Burk
Burk

@odd network is still all ubiquity. UDM-Pro + U6 access points + Poe gigabit switches

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Burk
Burk

@odd I moved the large storage and assorted services off my iMac and have it running on a headless m1 mini now

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odd
odd

@Burk Ok. I sold my Ubiquity router after the THN article about the dubious employee. Now using a get-it-with-the-ISP one, (and it’s bad). Eyeing an AX router, but still not sure.

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odd
odd

@Burk That sounds like a good idea.πŸ‘

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sod
sod

@odd Finding a decent, secure, and privacy-focused consumer router is challenging. Want it to look good as well? Then it's a more or less impossible task. 😊

If you're not afraid of tinkering, an Asus router running Asuswrt-Merlin (custom, open-source firmware) strikes a good balance between performance and security. I'm happy with this model at home.

A more pro/high-end alternative is DrayTek. It's almost a decade since I last had a router by them, but I'm sure their current offerings are as well-built as the Vigor 2820 I used back then.

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odd
odd

@sod Thank you for your reply! I have been looking at both of those today. Security/privacy and ease of use for a technical (but not networking professional) person is what I’m looking for. When it comes to tinkering with networking, I come short of understanding everything but the basics. Will investigate more in light of your reply. Thanks again! 😊

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rom
rom

@odd like @sod the Asuswrt-Merlin-flashed Asus AX router might be the best consumer choice out there. I have the WiFi5 version before (but had issues with HomeKit on the stock firmware), but looking to upgrade, too.

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odd
odd

@rom Thanks! I’m leaning towards getting it. Have to produce the money first though. πŸ’²πŸ’²

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