Can you guys recommend a rackmount home router for 2019?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by D Unit209, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:02 AM.

  1. D Unit209

    D Unit209 n00b

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    I only have a few requirements.
    • quiet
    • less than $150 or so
    • good performance
    • Must be rackmountable
     
  2. boss6021

    boss6021 Limp Gawd

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    I'm not aware of any "home" routers that would be rackmountable. You could get a shelf to set the router in, or you would be looking at a a 1U server of some kind to run a routing OS.
     
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    I don't think you'll find anything rackmountable for that money besides getting a used 1U server and putting pfSense,OPNSense, Untangle, etc. on it.
     
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  7. jlficken

    jlficken n00b

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    I would highly recommend watching a few configuration videos on RouterOS before purchasing as it is much more involved than other routers. Even SOHO routers like the EdgeRouter (EdgeOS) are much less complicated to configure than RouterOS.

    It may just "click" for you but it's worth taking a little bit of time to be sure you want to mess with it in my opinion.
     
  8. Cmustang87

    Cmustang87 [H]ardness Supreme

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    There's a demo environment here if you want to kick the tires: http://demo.mt.lv/webfig/

    Username is 'demo' and password is blank.