2017-05-16 12:36:57
Computer networks
, 2017-05-16 12:36:57

2 routers or 1?

Please help me in this matter:
At the moment, the office has a network of 12 computers on a clean Wi-Fi through Zyxel Keenetic III. There is nothing more.
Within a year, there will be at least 60 cars, and most likely everything will be on wires. A simple Supermicro SYS-5019S-L server and a Mikrotik RouterBOARD (RB2011UiAS-RM) router were chosen.
The question is: is it possible to "make friends" with routers so that Zyxel continues to distribute Wi-Fi as well as the Internet to Mikrotik?
Or is it better to remove it, and connect a couple of access points to Mikrotik?

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DdarkX, 2017-05-16

to be honest, it's best to install mikrotik, and let Zyxel distribute wifi. Since this model RB2011UiAS-RM does not have a built-in wifi module, and Mikrotik will be honest with speed and load. Moreover, if you have to build up, then Mikrotik will not let you down and everything will be fine

Alexey Cheremisin, 2017-05-16

Yes, it is quite. Zyukhel switch to access point mode, and do routing on Mikrotik (or Ubiquit).
Well, I would take the server in the MidiTower format, if you don’t plan to put it in a rack, it buzzes a lot ...

ipswitch, 2017-05-16

ZyXEL distributes WiFI perfectly and can be used as a managed switch and access point. We disable the second NAT so that there is no situation "computer behind two routers in series."
In general, by wire (without WiFi), he pulls such a network and one. But Mikrotik is a great choice.

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