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New network, New Router : Asus RT-AX89X or GT-AC1100


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Hey guys, 

 

So I am looking for some extra input on this. I have been converting the heart of my network over to 10Gbe. 

 

I am now focusing on my router. I have the option of getting a router, the Asus RT-AX89X which has two 10Gbe ports which would make it 10Gbe compliant along the rest of my gear but at the cost of a lower wireless throughput vs something like the GT-AX1100 but only is 2.5Gbe compliant.

 

A little background. I have the following using my wireless network.

 

1. 4x Wifi Security Cameras 

2. 1x Laptop 

3. 2x phones 

4. Any guest devices. 

 

What do you think. Keep the entire backbone at 10Gbe or go with increased wireless throughout ?

 

Thanks guys,

E

 

 

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I thought you were contemplating on building a pfsense box (or similar)?

I've learned it REALLY depends on your networking needs.

Personally, my network has my ISP coming in, into an OPNsense box, into a 48 port switch, into 2 seperate wifi AP's (old routers / one skipping the switch).  In my personal network uses, I'd attack my 48 port switch first, since its the biggest bottleneck in my network being its 10/100/1000.  My OPNsense box is fine with 10/100 NIC's since my ISP is only 100 anyway.  My wireless AP's are fine on AC1750 speeds.  But throughput to my NAS (connected to the switch) is definitely a slowdown at 1000Mbps when I have more than one device trying to use it.

If you're going for 10GBe speeds at your base, I'd start there.  If you have any sort of NAS attached, I'd address that + what its plugged into.  You can always add AP's in anytime, don't even have to use a consumer router to do it either.  And depending on your ISP, the "router" doesn't need to have 10GBe unless your ISP is that fast.  I'd save the speed for the local LAN.

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7 hours ago, Cerberus said:

get a dedicated wireless router that is strong and use 10gb switch for lan? wifi ax can barely do 1gb anyways

 

2 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

I thought you were contemplating on building a pfsense box (or similar)?

I've learned it REALLY depends on your networking needs.

Personally, my network has my ISP coming in, into an OPNsense box, into a 48 port switch, into 2 seperate wifi AP's (old routers / one skipping the switch).  In my personal network uses, I'd attack my 48 port switch first, since its the biggest bottleneck in my network being its 10/100/1000.  My OPNsense box is fine with 10/100 NIC's since my ISP is only 100 anyway.  My wireless AP's are fine on AC1750 speeds.  But throughput to my NAS (connected to the switch) is definitely a slowdown at 1000Mbps when I have more than one device trying to use it.

If you're going for 10GBe speeds at your base, I'd start there.  If you have any sort of NAS attached, I'd address that + what its plugged into.  You can always add AP's in anytime, don't even have to use a consumer router to do it either.  And depending on your ISP, the "router" doesn't need to have 10GBe unless your ISP is that fast.  I'd save the speed for the local LAN.

Thanks guys.

 

Well I am using my switch as the 10Gbe backbone of my network. My Pfense box (to be configured) is on 10Gbe as is my NAS and my main Rig. So everything critical is wired to the switch at 10Gbe, other then a few supplementary devices at 1Gbe. 

 

I guess in reality there is no need to have a wireless AP hooked up to the switch at 10Gbe as it will never really get utilized fully via the wireless devices in the house and the AP will never wirelessly serve 10G lol.

 

So I guess in this instance the GT-AX1100 would be the better bet from an overall wireless standpoint, plus I can use Asus Merlin firmware on it. 

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11 hours ago, ENTERPRISE said:

 

Thanks guys.

 

Well I am using my switch as the 10Gbe backbone of my network. My Pfense box (to be configured) is on 10Gbe as is my NAS and my main Rig. So everything critical is wired to the switch at 10Gbe, other then a few supplementary devices at 1Gbe. 

 

I guess in reality there is no need to have a wireless AP hooked up to the switch at 10Gbe as it will never really get utilized fully via the wireless devices in the house and the AP will never wirelessly serve 10G lol.

 

So I guess in this instance the GT-AX1100 would be the better bet from an overall wireless standpoint, plus I can use Asus Merlin firmware on it. 

 

For your setup I'd go Modem to Pfense box, connect the GT-AX1100 for all wireless and 1Gbe needs, run the switch from the 10Gbe for everything else

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5 hours ago, Outsider said:

 

For your setup I'd go Modem to Pfense box, connect the GT-AX1100 for all wireless and 1Gbe needs, run the switch from the 10Gbe for everything else

Yup, that is what I am going for GT-AX1100 purchased !

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