Recomendations for use with 100Mb/s leased line

#1

Hi looking for recommendations on hardware and setup...

I recently upgraded to a leased line @100Mb up/down. I've been told i should buy a cisco 5510 to plug into the cisco 890 BT managed router.

I currently have a wrt1200AC I've used as a load balancer on 3 VDSL lines and use this a a firewall and dhcp server

will the wrt1200AC not be up to the job, do i really need to go the 5510 route?

and what would your recommended set ups be?

#2

The WRT1200AC will do it just fine

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#3

Cisco 5510 is an ASA firewall, that has reached end-of-life already. Not the best advice you could get.

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#4

I agree with @diizzy, the wrt1200 will handle 100mb including sqm I'd guess

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#5

ok cool i'll stick with it then wipe it down get rid of mwan3 get the latest build on there and see how it goes and create a bunch of new traffic shapers for 100/100

or i suppose i could keep it as is and get a usb 4g for it as a redundancy

i guess i just point its wan interface at the cisco and set its ip to be the gateway

#6

... and forward everything from the Cisco 890 to the WAN IP of the OpenWrt (if you have servers and need the ports forwarded).

#7

If you install the latest build and tell it to not keep settings, you'll get a wiped down out of the box config all at once.

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#8

Is it 100Mb/s (as the title suggest) or 100MB/s (as the first post says)?

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#9

ah good catch, I was definitely thinking megabit but megabyte meaning 800megabit would be a problem for this hardware, so clarification needed.

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#10

sorry typo

Mb/s

its a leased line @100/100 not 1000/1000

#11

i've been resisting upgrading it from v17 as i'd have to configure the switch and mwan3 again and not sure how well mwan3 is runing in v18

#12

Take a backup, upgrade. If you don't like it downgrade to 17 and restore backup.

#13

my plan is to use the second boot partition so i keep my v17 in tact

#14

That should also work.

#15

I got the WRT32X, similar hardware to your 1200AC but slightly faster, got off Amazon for $99. It does 250 down / 35 up for me with SQM with no issue so you should be fine. Handles my USB 3.0 external drive read-write over the network at a really fast 80MB/s too.