Firewalla Gold and Ubiquiti Edgerouter X

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    Firewalla

    Any particular reason you want to still use edgerouter?  The gold is both a firewall and a router, so most of the time, you can just replace the edgerouter.  

    The Gold can't do transparent bridging, so putting it in between, will make the Gold as your first router and the edge router as your second router.  

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    ThomasM

    Currently the edgerouter is handling static IP on the network. Done by MAC address. It is also integrated with other Ubiquiti equipment including POE to power several switches and APs. not sure that I can take it out. I was hoping that maybe someone here has run into the same issue with needing to keep the edgerouter and still getting the Firewalla to work. I am thinking that maybe the edge need to be placed into a bridge mode or something similar. I have a decent amount or expenance with this but this is getting a little outside of that knowledge now.

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    Firewalla

    Another solution is to run Firewalla in simple mode with the edge router.   You still get the protection, just everything is not physically inline.  (the traditional 

    ISP ---- Edge Router ----- Firewalla Gold in Simple mode (or DHCP mode)

     

     

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    ThomasM

    Currently that is the way that I have the Gold set. However it was my understanding that in simple mode I am not using the Gold to the fullest. It was my hope to be able to use those features such as smart queue. 

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    Firewalla

    Well, this is the problem you run two routers in serial ... our suggestion is take out the edge router and just run the gold and see how it goes;  the edge router is featureful, but if you don't need all that, the gold is likely simpler and much faster.

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    Anthony G

    I just switched out a Ubiquiti USG (same company) and so far am really impressed with using the Gold as a router. Is your Power over Ethernet coming from the Edge Router or a switch? It looks like it only has one PoE port?

    My old Ubiquiti switch was providing PoE to my APs, but I swapped out for a switch that doesn't do PoE. Fortunately my Access Points came with PoE injectors, so I've plugged them into power and can still power the remote access points.

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