Tiernan's Comms Closet

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Edge Router, Sophos UTM, DMZ and LAN Networks

I have been using an EdgeRouer POE as my main router for most of the network (some of the network still uses PFSense as a router, but thats being removed soon) for the last few weeks, and i am quite happy with it. I also have a second router, a Sophos UTM VM between my first LAN (essentially a DMZ) and my client LAN (there will be more “LANs” over there soon).

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Network and HomeLab V.Next (Part 4)

by . Tags: Networking , PFSense , Hardware , HomeLab , Ubiquiti .

So, after some messing, tweaking, and thinking, I have made some progress with the home lab… or at least broken some stuff… I mentioned previously that i had a Ubiqititi networks EdgeRouter POE in the home lab. Originally, the plan was to use a Virtual PFSense box for my core router… Given the power usage of the current PfSense Box (I have 2 MPower Pro’s watching power in the lab) I am now thinking of moving to just the EdgeRouter for, well, edge routing… below is the usage of the ProLiant for the last 12 hours or so:

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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter PoE in the lab

by . Tags: Networking , Ubiquiti , Hardware , HomeLab .

Today, my Ubiquiti EdgeRouter POE arrived in the house. I got it hooked up to both UPC connections (as secondary connections) and all seems to be working grand. Some notes i wanted to put up here: out of the box, the install was quite simple. set my Ethernet connection to a static ip in the 192.168.1.x/24 range, using as gateway and dns, and then point at for admin.

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