It has more processing power and throughput than other comparable devices for a fraction of the cost. We have found that these devices have great value for the money, and work exceptionally well for small office environments.
This guide will walk you through the basic setup process for the Edge Router Lite, and will provide guidance on how to configure the device for Quality of Service, and optimize the device to handle VoIP traffic. This guide is not meant to be a full technical paper that defines how to setup the Edge Router and your network, but rather a complementary guide for basic setup of the device.
You can choose you WAN type based on the type of connection you have. By default, the wizard assigns the IP address of To do this, perform the following steps:. After following these few steps, the EdgeRouter Lite will be setup for the basic needs of most small office environments, as well as be optimized for VoIP communications.
Give the policy a name. Typically, eth0 Set the Upload and Download rate. It is recommended to put in at least 2 to 3 name servers here. The first name server should be The next 2 can be any trusted DNS server. In this example, we have used a well-known, public DNS server of 8. A third option could be 8. Jan 23, D atasheet. Non-Blocking Throughput Switching Performance. Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 Ports. Advanced Switching Technology for the Masses.
The EdgeSwitch Lite is a fully managed, Gigabit switch, delivering robust performance and intelligent switching for growing networks. The EdgeSwitch Lite offers an extensive suite of advanced Layer 2 switching features and protocols, and also provides Layer 3 routing capability. Switching Performance. The EdgeSwitch Lite offers the forwarding capacity to simultaneously process traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss.
For its total, non-blocking throughput, the port models support up to 26 Gbps, while the port models support up to 70 Gbps.
Fiber Connectivity. The EdgeSwitch Lite provides fiber connectivity options for your growing networks. The port models include two SFP ports, providing up to 1 Gbps uplinks. Deployment Examples. VLAN Comprehensive User Interface. Designed for convenient management, the EdgeSwitch Lite Configuration Interface allows administrators to configure and monitor switch features in a graphical user interface.
For advanced users, an industry-standard command-line interface CLI is available through the serial console port, telnet, and SSH. Powerful Functionality.
The EdgeSwitch Lite uses a sophisticated operating system that provides basic switching features, and a variety of advanced features including:. EdgeSwitch 24 Lite.
Model: ESLite. Back Panel. EdgeSwitch 48 Lite. Hardware Specifications. Total Non-Blocking Throughput. Switching Capacity. Forwarding Rate. AC Power Consumption. Power Method. Power Supply. Networking Interfaces. Management Interface. Yes, 1U High. Operating Temperature. Operating Humidity. Shock and Vibration. Software Specifications.I'm having some issues with configuration of an ERL and maintaining good call quality with 8x8's service.
I can't post the config right now, but I did refer to this KB as a baseline:. I'll post the config ASAP. Hmm, looking at this, I think I need to tighten it up.
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I have port forwarding enabled, but not restricted by firewall rules. I swear I had that in there. I may not have had the most current backup. Do you have the port list from 8x8? Which carrier are you using for internet? You'll want to make sure and setup QoS to reserve some upload bandwidth for voice traffic as well. Envision Technology is an IT service provider.
Setup nearly identical to the first link in my original post. Is that addressed adequately in the first KB I listed above? Not quite sure, still learning Vyatta's QoS structure. I've tagged Jared to see what he can make of this as he has far more experience working with the EdgeRouter Lite than most folks I know. Thanks everyone for your contributions so far.
I just downloaded the config file from the UI, is there a way to rip it from the tar. Or is there a better approach for showing you the current config I have on this device? Any reason why your SIP traffic is tagged 26 and not 24? Is that something that can change from provider to provider?
Also, could you fill me in on the ICMP rule? I know ICMP is for ping, but why a rule? Just would like to understand your thinking.
IAX2, no clue about. DataGuys is an IT service provider. Once we had all of those IP's whitelisted on the firewall rules things settled down. One other glaring issue was DNS and the network setup and once I grounded that and got it humming the call quality picked up again. Basically it is the best protocol to use to trunk two asterisk systems together. As this will carry your voice traffic between the systems, you will want the same priority as the rest of the voice.
Just wanted to let you know that I looked over your settings, found a few things in there that I liked versus what I had tried already basically, prioritizing more bandwidth automatically for VoIP and everything has gone really smoothly, so thanks so much for all your help, and kudos to the rest of you Spiceheads!It was just a matter of putting the right pieces in the right places without having to resort to the command line.
Click on the Services tab. Set it up similar to the image below. Click on the DNS tab under services. Make sure you hit save. At this point, you should be able to connect to your Guest Network and connect to the Internet. Next thing you have to do is secure the VLAN.
From the Actions menu next to the Ruleset, click Interfaces. Select your VLAN interface and the in direction. Click Rules and then Add New Rule. Click on Basic and name it LAN. Select Drop as the Action. Click Destination and enter Then click Save. However, set up the default policy as Drop. Add a new rule. Set it to Accept on UDP port Now you can test this by connecting to the guest network and accessing the Internet.
Both actions should fail. Thanks for this guide! Not sure what to do to force it to get an IP on the correct subnet. You can have your device forget the privileged network and then join the guest network to see what happens. All of my iOS devices and Macs work properly on either network.
Thanks Scott, it was great to find you old post on this topic… I have a new v1. My GUI interface is a bit different than you described above… but close enough… Question: I am a bit confused as to the IP destination specification.
I have loaded this from an example I found in a forum… but am unsure if it is established correctly for my case.
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Great Article! That being said, it looks like it almost works for me. I need to test a few other devices, but it seems to be repeatable as the behavior is the same on an iPhone as well.
This tells me I did something wrong with the last few steps or have a different setup for DNS. Thanks for the quick reply! Summarized below. Hi Scott, Thanks for your post. It is a really slick way of handling the configuration where a user has one internal network and needs to make it inaccessible. I understand that I should be able to accomplish what you showed by following steps 4, and 5, for each of the internal networks.
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I am confused with ISP giving me You're using shaping, which is better in this case. The important thing is to buffer your traffic before sending it to your internet provider. Consider this:. By default, your Cisco router's interface will buffer based on the physical transmit rate Mbps you are configuring. If you do not add traffic shaping, that ping has a decent chance of being dropped because the ISP is almost certainly policing ingress to 30Mbps on the other end.
Traffic shaping allows you to buffer your instantaneous traffic in excess of 30Mbps, so it has a chance of making it past your ISP's ingress policing; otherwise your router won't even think about buffering traffic until it reaches the physical interface transmit rate Mbps.
I strongly recommend that you perform a UDP non-drop transmit rate test with whatever qos settings you choose because it's possible that your shaping rate could be slightly higher than your ISP's rate. If so, then you need to lower your shaping parameters until you don't drop traffic when you send it to them.
That definitely is confusing, as far as I can tell, that sentence can be safely ignored; however, please double check with them to be sure. The reason I say this:. Regarding your question in the comments. The routes shown in this diagram are adequate. You only need a default route to the provider, unless you plan to turn up other networks besides You do not NEED to set up traffic policing but as this is a public IP, you would want to send this traffic through a firewall of some sort, normally.
I would hope the ISP would gracefully adjust your utilization on their equipment rather than depending on you to handle it. You put a layer 3 device on your side and take the second usable IP. This is standard practice. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. ISP edge router configuration Ask Question. Asked 6 years, 4 months ago. Active 6 years, 4 months ago.
Viewed 8k times.So I bought an EdgeRouter X to compared, and performed some speed tests last night and this morning vs. To make analyzing the data easier, I put all the speed test results into a publicly shared Google Sheet. The sheet shows the timestamp of each test, so you can see that not much time passed between each speed test.
I calculated overall average download and upload speeds using both routers across the test periods and showed the MIN and MAX results for comparison. I weigh the Saturday morning results heavier than I do the Friday night results, as alternating the routers seems more likely to help minimize the effect of external factors.
Across all the tests, upload speeds were consistently faster than download speeds. Overall, however, the upload speeds between the two devices were very close. Whether or not the differences would have been greater with identical port forwards and DHCP reservation configurations potentially eating a few more CPU cycles is hard to say.
OK, so the EdgeRouter Lite barely won the real world head-to-head speed battle. Probably not. Beyond that, the speed differences themselves are close enough to not really matter that much. If you have a small number of clients and want to get away without an additional switch, choose the EdgeRouter X and configure four of its ports as a hardware switch. Looking for the absolute lowest cost? Get the ER-X. Care about squeezing out the absolute highest speed test result? Get the EdgeRouter Lite.
Working with UniFi wireless gear and want all the pretty dashboard features in your UniFi Controller to light up? I only tested speeds using an online speed test. Google Fiber speed test of EdgeRouter Lite.When I started using the EdgeRouter LiteI knew that it was quite powerful and could handle pretty much anything I threw at it.
Someone tried to call us on our Ooma and I had trouble with the call, so I stopped the Dropbox upload and turned on the Network Link Conditioner on my Mac to limit the upload. That evening I started playing with Quality of Service QoS on the EdgeRouter Lite to see what I could do to prioritize the voice traffic and limit bandwidth while making calls.
After much research over about a week, I finally managed to come up with a configuration that seems to work. If there are any errors or tips, feel free to let me know. The docs say that the priority is 0 to 7 where 7 is the highest priority. Note that the docs say that for default, 7 is the lowest priority. The bandwidth values are pretty arbitrary as VOIP should never use that much bandwidth on my network. This rules gives my Ooma box guaranteed bandwidth; the matching is an ANY so either match will work.
The last bit above tells eth1 my LAN interface to use the download policy out means leaving the box.
One drawback to QoS is that with the 1. Ubiquiti has said that they may add traffic analysis to QoS packets. In addition, the release notes indicate that at higher bandwidths, QoS bogs down the box and limits the bandwidth.
After setting all of this up, I was able to run a download test and still maintain a voice call, so I succeeded in my mission. There is no real need to set a policy on the download side. The router will have no difficulty dealing with each packet as fast as they could possibly arrive, being that your local network should be considerably faster than the internet connection.How to Set Up EdgeRouter QoS
The only real ability to reduce download congestion is from the ISP side, as they will send the packets to you at the same rate regardless of what sort of policy you apply. Anyhow, thanks for the post; it was of great assistance in getting my own policy setup. I used yours as a starting point and grew it from there, with a few tweaks. I also changed the bandwidth values, though I am guessing at best. Below is the pertinent portions of my config which seems to work well enough, based upon my non-scientific testing.
Can this be done in the GUI? Thanks for your posts. Been helped already. The Edge OS 1. Thanks for updating. Maybe the Ubiquiti forums can help or their support staff can help. I have already enable smart queue, which made decent improvements overall. But many of our users use dropbox and when file transfers are in progress the video chats in the conference rooms very important! The traffic analysis tab is amazing, it can tell the difference between Gmail, Web — Other, Dropbox when mouse-over it says Built-In Category File-Transfer but how can i control the bandwidth allowed for these services?