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EdgeRouter X

One of my customers subscribed to a service that required a particular kind of point to point VPN connection. I was about to buy them a thousand dollar "VPN appliance" when I found this little router for a tiny fraction of the price. It worked perfectly. Now I use this router whether it's for somebody that could do with the simplest device or anything else.

What you might buy instead needs a few inches of rack space but this has little feet and slots for hanging.

This is not a consumer gadget that comes already configured for your home network. This is a general purpose router, that can do so much more than I will ever understand. It has both graphic user interface and commnd line interface.

It's a professional device that comes ready to configure. Below are steps to get you started. Follow these the first time you get one. They will save you hours of reading.

Accessing the Ubiquity EdgeOS Configuration Interface

Factory Reset sets port 0 to static adress.  To do it hold the
button while powering up, watch each light blink in order and then the
last one blink three times and go out.

Then wait a few minutes for it to reboot.  Don't forget this!
Yes, give it a minute to boot up.

Connect to port 0.
Configure a computer to subnet
Connect to ip address

Connect the computer to the eth0 port.
Run a browser to access the router at the address.
Username: ubnt
Password: ubnt

Accept the offer to run basic setup.

  Internet ports (eth0 or eth4):
    Accept defaults - eth0, DHCP, and two checked boxes for firewall.

  DNS forwarding
    Accept defaults - Use servers provided ... and checked box for one lan.

  LAN ports (eth1, eth2, eth3 and eth4):
    Change address to x.x.x.1
    Accept default checked box for DHCP.

  User setup:
    Pick "Create new admin user" option.
    Username: whatever you like
    password: something hard to guess
    These are only accessible from inside.

Restart it.  (Pick "Apply", "Apply Changes", "Reboot", "Yes, I'm sure".)
After "Yes, I'm sure" disconnect eth0 while it restarts.
Close the browser.

Set a computer to be DHCP client - IP and DNS via DHCP.

After the router restarts:
  Connect port 0 to the external network.
  Connect the computer to the eth1 port (the others will work too).

Run ipconfig /renew

Start the browser and connect to x.x.x.1

Under Services pick the DHCP Server tab.
  Drop down Actions at the right and pick View Details.
    Set the DHCP pool to BEGIN to END (whatever you want)

  Exit the browser, let the computer get an address (probably x.x.x.BEGIN).
  Start the browser and log in again.

Be patient with the UI.  It will take a while to get used to it.
There are menus at the top and a couple more buttons at the bottom.

Now scroll about halfway down this page and watch the video.

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