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No more double NAT – removed Fritz! Box 3490, and now just use Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Security Gateway

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Since I migrated from Eclipse Internet to Zen Internet, I signed up to a 12 month contract and Zen Internet sent me out a free Fritz! Box 3490 to connect to ADSL, because all the other junk, BT Home Hub3, Draytek Vigor, 2Wire  routers had all come to the end of their lives and I dumped them down the tip.

Fritz! Box 3490

Fritz! Box 3490

I also wanted to start new and fresh with a new ISP, and their supported router.

I’ve also been replacing networking and access points with Ubiquiti Networks equipment. Specifically the UniFi AP AC Pros. These are not the cheapest network gear to get your hands on, but performance, quality and enterprise kit in the home – it’s excellent – I cannot praise it enough – I’ve been trailing a single 2.4/5GHz access point for over 12 months.

I’ve also installed a UniFi Security Gateway – and for a while I was running “double NAT” with it connected to the Fritz! Box 3490, when I was running ADSL, with the switch to FTTP, some minor configuration changes to the Fritz! Box 3490, and it was connected to the ONT in the last couple of days, but I’ve now removed the  Fritz! Box 3490, and now connected the USG direct to the ONT, ready for it’s move at the weekend, and securing to the wall next to the ONT.

UniFi® Security Gateway

UniFi® Security Gateway

and my network latency has improved by 2ms!

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