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Choosing the right router for each client

Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub
12562 SW Main Street
Tigard, OR 97223, US (map)
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Meeting room in the back left corner.

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Choosing the right router for each client

Routers, we've all got them. We install them. How do we choose the right one? How do we balance security and price for different clients? Routers have many features which are useful in some situations but worthless in others. How do we match our client needs to the right router?

Christian Martin will lead a discussion of the various features of the routers we install and how well they work. We will discuss which routers actually have particular features and how difficult it is to use them. We hope to utilize the experiences of everyone in attendance. Members who have knowledge of Asus, Meraki, Netgear, SonicWall, Ubiquiti, and Uplevel Systems routers will share their experiences to get things started.

We will cover:
+ Maintenance and updating How is it managed, frequency of updates, are updates automated
+ Remote Access What options are available; VPN Client (IPSec, L2TP, SSL), Site-to-site
+ Advanced features DPI, DPI SSL, Content Filtering, configurable ports, QoS, VLANs
+ Performance Real-world throughput you can expect with and without advanced features enabled

If you will help us by sharing your experience with some routers, please come prepared with the model number, so we correctly identify the router with the features we talk about.

Agenda:
6:00--6:20 Networking
6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

Presented by:
Christian Martin, a Senior Consultant and owner of Denali, has over 20 years of experience in the IT field. He provides both IT advising and technical support to small and medium-sized businesses. Christian is also President of the OCCA.

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