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Topology recommendation 2xBlue Cave + 1xR7000 Merlin

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by rayone, Jun 20, 2019.

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  1. rayone

    rayone Occasional Visitor

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    Howdy.

    HW:
    1. 1 x TD-W9970 TPLink
    2. 1 x TG-789 Technicolor
    3. 1 x R7000 with Merlin + AB-Solution/Diversion + 2 x VPN
    4. 2 x Asus Blue Cave
    5. <10 5Ghz devices
    6. >40 2.4Ghz devices... Sonoff-Tasmota, light switches, lights, cameras, TVs, nanoleaf, etc...
    7. 2 x PC wired, 1 x NAS wired
    Currently I use the TPLink as a modem and the R7000 as my main router. The R7000 has Diversion and 2xOpen VPN which are 2 essential services. The Blue Caves should handle VPN but not ad blocking. I frequently connect to the TPLink directly to bypass ad blocking bcos some referral sites don't work if blocked. But I usually have everything ad blocked.

    I bought the Blue Cave's bcos my Marantz SR6010 AVR Wifi stopped working, and I figured it would be an idea to wire it to a Mesh satellite, and that kind of lead me to AiMesh, and then I figured I could also wire the HTPC and TV to the satellite.

    How would you setup your network given the available HW?
    Through put and reduced latency should be a consideration.

    Thanks.

    PS: LOVE Diversion and Merlin.
     
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  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    I don't think anyone is allowed to discuss Asuswrt based RMerlin firmware on non-Asus routers because of legalities.
     
  3. rayone

    rayone Occasional Visitor

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    We're not discussing it, I just need the functionality it provides on my network... this is a topology recommendation.
     
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