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Edimax EN-9320TX-E: Discover this 10Gigabit PCI-Express network card

Main Features of the Edimax EN-9320TX-E card

The main feature of this network card is that it has one 10GbE port for the LAN, thanks to this port we can transfer to a 10Gbps speed in Full-Duplex. Obviously, we will need to have a switch that is also 10GbE to obtain the maximum speed and that the synchronization is at 10Gbps.

We must take into account the limitation of the hard drives themselves when transferring data, it will be very difficult to take full advantage of this 10Gbps bandwidth with traditional hard drivesTo give you an idea of ​​the great speed that we can achieve, the SATA3 physical interface provides a theoretical speed of up to 6Gbps.

The interface of this network card is PCI Express 2.0 x4, so we will have to “click” directly on the motherboard of the computer or server where we are going to use it. A very important detail is that the manufacturer Edimax has incorporated a bracket to be able to install the card in low profile systems, ideal for high-performance NAS servers.

Other characteristics of this Edimax EN-9320TX-E network card is its compatibility with the 802.1Q VLAN Tagging standard, so we can manage tagged VLANs without any problem. It is also compatible with 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T standards, in this way we have backwards compatibility with both technologies. It also has advanced features like flow control (802.3x), Jumbo Frames up to 16K and even allows Checksum Offloading. Thanks to checksum offloading, the processing of said checksum will not be carried out by the main CPU of the computer, but by the card itself, in this way, the main CPU will have less workload to perform other tasks.

Regarding the compatible operating systems, below you have the complete compatibility list:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Server 2012, Server 2008R2, Server 2016
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Linux 4.x, 3.x, Linux 2.6.x (32/64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.10.X (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • MAC OS Sierra (10.12.x)
  • VMware ESXi 6.0, 5.5, 5.1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Linux KVM
  • Oracle VirtualBox

The price of this 10G network card is not prohibitive at all, in fact, it is one of the cheapest cards that we can buy today, since it is only worth about 120 euros on Amazon:

We must bear in mind that this type of hardware is aimed at SMEs and advanced users who need to have the maximum performance in the local network, so the price is quite affordable and will allow us to upgrade our home network to 10Gigabit.

Meet the Edimax EN-9320TX-E card in our video

In RedesZone we have made a complete video explaining the main characteristics of this 10Gigabit Edimax EN-9320TX-E network card, a device to take into account if you need to update your network to 10Gigabit.

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Wi-Fi driver setup software

The first thing we have to do is download Edimax SKYMANAGE PC, however, this software is not available for download on the manufacturer’s official website. We must contact an Edimax distributor, or directly with the manufacturer itself via email. When the distributor or manufacturer sends us the software, we can see that we will not only have the software for Microsoft Windows 64-bit, but we will also find a short quick installation guide in English, and all the firmwares for the Edimax professional access points Pro.

As you can see in the following image, we have the latest firmwares available for the different CAP, WAP, IAP and OAP models from the manufacturer Edimax.

Once we have unzipped the .zip file and extracted all the firmwares and the SKYMANAGE PC software, the first thing to do is install the correct firmware on our professional AP.

Install firmware in Edimax Pro to be compatible with SKYMANAGE PC

To install the firmware compatible with SKYMANAGE PC, the first thing we will have to do is enter the administration of the access point. The default parameters in all the access points of the manufacturer are the following:

  • URL: http://192.168.2.2
  • User: admin
  • Key: 1234

Once inside, we go to the section «Advanced / Update Firmware«, We select«a file on your PC«, We look for the correct firmware for our access point model, and then we click on the update button. This process will install the new firmware, and the computer will automatically restart. Once it has restarted, if we go back into the AP administration, we can see that the firmware version has changed and has been updated correctly.

Once we have the firmware installed in the different APs that we want to manage, we proceed to install the Edimax SKYMANAGE PC software itself.

Edimax SKYMANAGE PC installation wizard and AP configuration

The installation wizard for this software is exactly the same as any Microsoft Windows program, we run it, select the destination folder where we want it to be installed, and click on «Next» until the configuration wizard is finished.

We have the option of creating a shortcut on the desktop to access the two programs that are installed:

  • SKYMANAGE Discovery Tool
  • SKYMANAGE PC

The SKYMANAGE Discovery Tool program will help us discover all the access points that we have connected to the local network, and configure them very easily to “link” them with the software Wi-Fi controller. We have the option of not using this SKYMANAGE Discovery Tool and doing it manually on all Wi-Fi access points, although it is not ideal.

AP configuration with SKYMANAGE Discovery Tool

When running the software SKYMANAGE Discovery Tool we will have the list of AP empty, we must click on «Discover»To discover each and every one of the APs we have on the local network. Once we have selected one or more APs, we will have to click on «Set»And a new menu will be displayed. In this menu we must indicate the IP address of the Wi-Fi controller, if the computer where we are carrying out the entire process will be the Wi-Fi controller, we will simply have to indicate the corresponding private IP address, in our case it is 10.10.2.2. The user and password that they ask us are the authentication with the AP, by default it is admin / 1234 as we explained previously.

Once this process is done, we can now run the SKYMANAGE PC Wi-Fi controller, and it will automatically detect the Wi-Fi access point.

AP configuration in SKY MANAGED AP MODE (PC) via firmware

If you don’t want to use the SKYMANAGE Discovery Tool, you can do it manually through the firmware of the Wi-Fi access point itself. The first thing we will have to do is enter the administration of the access point. The default parameters in all the access points of the manufacturer are the following:

  • URL: http://192.168.2.2
  • User: admin
  • Key: 1234

We go to the section «Operation Mode«, And then we click on«SKY MANAGED AP MODE (PC)«, To link it correctly with the Wi-Fi controller. Next, it will show us a menu where we must enter the IP address of the Wi-Fi controller server, in our case it is the address 10.10.2.2. The rest of parameters like server port, NMS user and NMS password It is not necessary to modify it, as long as you have not changed these parameters, something that we can do afterwards without any problem. In fact, it is recommended to change the NMS key for security. When we enable the SKY MANAGED AP Mode, all the parameters of Network Settings and Wireless Settings are not available for your configuration, since from this moment everything will be managed by the wireless controller.

Once this process is done, we can now run the SKYMANAGE PC Wi-Fi controller, and it will automatically detect the Wi-Fi access point. To execute it, we simply double click on the direct access of SKYMANAGE PC, and we wait a few minutes until the web server, database server, and everything necessary for its correct operation loads. Once you have finished, the «Launch a Browser to Manage the Network«, If we click on it, the web browser will open with the management URL of the software Wi-Fi controller.

Once we have messed with the browser, we will have to «Add exception»Because the connection is made via HTTPS with TLS 1.2 and a self-signed digital certificate not recognized by default browsers. Now we are going to explain all the options available in the Edimax SKYMANAGE PC configuration wizard.

Edimax SKYMANAGE PC setup wizard

In order to access the SKYMANAGE PC Wi-Fi controller, we must enter a username and password, by default the user is “admin” and the password is “1234”. That is, we have exactly the same credentials as the manufacturer’s own access points.

In the configuration wizard of the SKYMANAGE PC software it will allow us to change the administration password, for security reasons it is advisable to change this password. In fact, we can also indicate a name in the upper right when we log into the controller, as well as indicate our email for possible notices.

The wizard also allows us to name the Wi-Fi controller and a brief description, in addition, we will be able to select the country and time zone, ideal so that all records have the correct time. Regarding the configuration of the “site”, we can put the name and description that we want, as well as the country and the time zone.

The user and password of the «Device Login» allows us that the access points added to the controller, use these user credentials to access their administration. In this way, if by default all APs have admin / 1234, we will be able to change their credentials when adding them to the Wi-Fi controller, and all this automatically.

Finally, we will get a short summary with all the changes we have made to the Wi-Fi controller, and it will ask us to apply these changes.

In the main menu we will have each and every one of the sites registered in SKYMANAGE PC, we will be able to change the name of the “Site” by default at any time, ideal for having well located the set of access points that we give high. We must remember that SKYMANAGE PC will allow us to create a maximum of 10 sites.

In the “Devices” section we will see all the Edimax Pro access points pending to be added to the wireless software controller. To add it, simply click on the «tick» that we have on the right side of the row, and choose which «Site» we want to add it to. In this way, we will add the OAP1300 to the Site RedesZone_Corporation that we have created previously. Once the «Site» is selected, just click on «APPLY» and we will automatically add it.

As long as the «Status» is in yellow we will not be able to apply any configuration, since the Wi-Fi controller is communicating with the AP to add it to the centralized management. If we wait about 1 minute, it will appear green and we can start configuring SSID and different advanced settings.

As you have seen, the installation and start-up of different Edimax Pro professional access points is really easy with this SKYMANAGE PC Wi-Fi controller. We must remember that currently all the access points compatible with the Edimax SKYMANAGE PC are the following:

Soon in RedesZone we will teach you in detail each and every one of the management options of the Wi-Fi controller. So you can see all the possibilities we have when using this software Wi-Fi controller.

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Manual to configure VLANs in an Edimax Pro AP with Edimax switch

Network architecture that we are going to build

Before starting with the configuration, we are going to explain how we are going to carry out the network architecture to create several SSIDs associated with different VLANs that we have in the local network. The first thing to indicate is that we will have an L3 switch with support for the 802.1Q standard, this L3 switch will be in charge of acting as the default gateway, and it will also be in charge of managing the DHCP server of the entire network.

This L3 switch has a total of three VLANs, configured as follows:

  • VLAN 1 (default): 192.168.1.0/24 subnet with DHCP server enabled.
  • VLAN 10: 192.168.10.0/24 subnet with DHCP server enabled
  • VLAN 20: 192.168.20.0/24 subnet with DHCP server enabled.

Logically, for each VLAN we have created a network interface on switch L3, specifically the first IP of each of the aforementioned subnets, that is:

  • VLAN 1: 192.168.1.1
  • VLAN 10: 192.168.10.1
  • VLAN 20: 192.168.20.1

With this data, we will now have to create the VLANs on the Edimax manufacturer’s managed switch.

Configuration of VLANs on the Edimax Managed Switch

This manufacturer has a large number of manageable switches in its range of products, we have used the manageable switch Edimax GS-5416PLC because it has PoE + to directly power the professional AP, in this way, we will not need an additional switch or any type of PoE + injector. This manual also serves for your “brother” the Edimax GS-5424G since it has exactly the same firmware.

The first thing we will have to do is create the VLANs with VLAN ID 10 and 20, since VLAN 1 is the default VLAN and is always in the teams created by default. We will also create VLAN ID 2, to pass it as the native VLAN to the AP. We must go to the section «VLAN / VLAN / Create VLAN»And add in the list on the right the different VLAN IDs that we want, and by clicking on« Apply »they will appear directly below.

Next, we must assign the different ports of the switch that we are using to the different VLANs, we must do this in the “Membership” section.

  • Port number 8 is the port that connects to the Edimax professional AP. We must pass VLAN 1, 10 and 20 as TAGGED, and VLAN 2 as untagged to be the native VLAN, otherwise, the switch menu gives an error because it asks for a VLAN as native. Why don’t we use VLAN 1 as native? Because we have created an SSID with said VLAN 1 for management via Wi-Fi, and the Gigabit Ethernet port of the AP is configured as «tagged» so that it also takes this VLAN 1, otherwise it would not work.
  • Port number 16 is the port in trunk mode that connects to the L3 switch that we have discussed previously, here we will have VLAN 1 as untagged to be the native VLAN, and VLAN 10 and 20 as TAGGED.

Next, you can see in detail the configuration of the ports:

In the “Port Settings” section you can see that the PVID of port 16 is 1 because it is the native VLAN, and in port number 8 it is VLAN 2 that we have specifically created.

Once we have the switch configured, we must create the SSIDs in the AP and associate them with the different VLANs.

Configuration of the SSID associating them to the VLANs in the Professional AP

In the main menu of the AP we can see that the LAN1 port is configured as «Tagged Port», in the «Network Settings» section we have configured the DHCP client so that the AP itself takes the IP automatically through the DHCP server of the L3 switch .

The critical part is the VLAN zone, here we have configured LAN port 1 as «Tagged Port«, In such a way that all the VLANs that are received will be labeled. At the bottom are the different SSIDs of the professional AP, we have created a total of 3 SSIDs for each frequency band, and associated with each of the VLANs that we have created. A very important detail is the management VLAN, by default it is VLAN 1, this means that the AP itself will use this VLAN for its management.

The configuration of these SSIDs is done through the section «Wireless Settings«, We create the number of SSIDs we want and associate them with the different VLANs, as you can see here:

Once we have configured all the SSIDs in the AP and we have applied the changes, if we proceed to connect with our mobile terminal, we can see that, depending on the SSID where we connect, we will be assigned one subnet or another, since we have segmented the network by VLANs.

With this configuration, all teams in one VLAN would also see all teams in another VLAN. To prevent certain computers or different VLANs from seeing each other, access control lists, also known as ACLs, come into play. These ACLs can be created both in the Edimax managed switch itself, or directly in the L3 switch that we have used.

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How to configure Multiple Spanning-Tree (MSTP) on Edimax GS-5416PLC

Main Characteristics of the Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol (MST or also known as MSTP)

The Spanning-Tree protocol and the Rapid Spanning-Tree are in charge of avoiding loops at the link layer level, since we must remember that Ethernet frames do not have a “TTL” in their header as they do at the layer level network. For this reason, loops are created when we connect the switches to provide redundancy to the network. When we run STP or RSTP on several switches, they automatically create a tree avoiding loops, therefore, there are physical ports that will never be used, unless one of the active links goes down, and STP or RSTP has to re-form a new topology.

If you don’t know how to work STP or RSTP, we recommend you visit Wikipedia to learn a little more about both protocols:

What makes MST so special is that it will allow us create multiple instances of Spanning-Tree, and to each instance we will be able to assign different VLANs. Thanks to this very important function, we will be able to take full advantage of all the links between switches, since none of them will remain in a “blocked” state. Both STP and RSTP work at the physical link level, however, MST works with VLANs and the 802.1Q standard to create multiple topologies, and thus take full advantage of the links that we have installed in the network.

MST will allow us a better use of all possible routes to a destination, enabling alternative spanning trees depending on the VLANs that we have registered. We recommend read all about MSTP on Wikipedia where you will find all the characteristics of this very interesting protocol, is that MSTP is fully compatible with RSTP and also with STP.

To access the MSTP configuration of this switch, the first thing we have to do is access the private management IP address. If you have not configured the switch to obtain IP through DHCP, what you must do is access through the default IP: http://192.168.2.1. The default user credentials are admin / 1234.

MST configuration on Edimax GS-5416PLC switch

The first thing we have to take into account for MST to work is to have several VLANs in the network, if we go to the «VLAN / Create VLAN»We will be able to create different VLANs, as you can see here:

Once we have created several VLANs, a list should appear with each and every one:

When we have created the VLANs, we go to the «Spanning-tree«, And in the part of«Property»Is where we must enable« Enable »the Spanning-Tree itself, and then select the operating mode:

We have selected MSTP, since it is this protocol that we are going to configure.

Other options that we have in this section is to choose the «Path Cost»Both« Long = 1-200,000,000 »and« Short 1-65535 ». We can also choose how we want to manage the BPDUs (BPDU Handling) when the STP is disabled, whether to filter it or flood it with BDPU. Other options are the bridge priority in multiples of 4096, the different timers (hello, max age, forward), the name of the MSTP region, the revision number, and even the maximum number of hops before discarding the BPDUs. .

In the lower area we have in detail the current state of the MSTP, indicating the identifier of the bridge, who is the root switch, the root port, and the number of changes in the topology.

In the section “Port Settings»We have the configuration of each and every one of the ports, and also the current state of the ports within the MSTP (Port Role and Port State). This menu is where we can see both the status, as well as the cost, the priority, if we have BPDU filtering, or if we have selected a specific port as “Edge” to connect PC.

If we click on one or more ports, we will be able to go directly to the port configuration. In this section we will be able to enable or disable the port, put a cost in the “path”, and even define a port priority so that in case of a “tie”, choose this port as root or not.

We can also configure the ports as “Edge Port”, ideal for connecting PCs and not having to go through the different MSTP states, but directly entering “Forwarding” (be careful with connecting this port to another switch, it could cause a loop) . We can also activate the «BPDU Filter» on this port to avoid sending or receiving the control frames, and even enable the BPDU Guard so that we receive a BPDU to block it.

Right at the bottom is where we will have the current state of the port, we can also see the current priority of the port, the cost, and if we have it in “edge” mode or not.

Once we have configured the switch ports to work with MSTP, in the “MST Instance” section or also known as MSTI, it is where we will have the possibility of configuring up to 16 instances of MSTP. By default, all VLANs are in MSTI 0, we must bear in mind that it is not possible for a specific VLAN to belong to several MSTIs, it can only belong to one. However, in each MSTI we will be able to have several VLANs without any problem.

By default, in MSTI 0 we have VLANs from 1 to 4094, as you can see here:

If we select an MSTI, for example, MSTI 1, and click on «Edit», we can start assigning the VLANs to that instance of MSTP. As you can see, the configuration is very simple, we will simply have to register the VLANs that we want, and they will automatically pass MSTI 0 to MSTI 1. Another important detail is that this is where we can configure the priority of the bridge (switch) for this particular MSTP instance.

Once we have configured several MSTPs, we can see in detail how it would look:

We will have to configure these same VLANs in the same way in the rest of the switches that we have in the network in the same MSTP region, and it is recommended that each MSTP have a different priority to generate several different paths, and make the most of the physical links.

In the section “MST Port Settings” is where we can see in detail the status of all ports in real time.

In the configuration of the ports, we can configure the cost of the port, and also the priority of the port. Just below we will have the current status of that port.

A very important detail is that this manageable switch also supports different regions for MSTPIn this way, we can configure larger networks without problems.

Finally, in the statistics section, we can see in real time all the BPDUs that we have received or transmitted in a specific port.

As you have seen, MSTP is an ideal protocol to avoid loops at the link layer level, but it will also help us to make the most of the physical links that we have connected. In this way, a physical link will not be “blocked”, but will always pass through the traffic of one or more VLANs, depending on the configuration of the instances.

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Analysis of this app to control air quality

Edimax has developed the free application EdiGreen Home, an app that will not only help us to monitor air quality, temperature and humidity in real time, thanks to the device Edimax AI-2002W, but we can also see a history with all the measurements made throughout the days, weeks and months. Thanks to the fact that this device uses the Edimax Cloud, the EdiGreen Home application is in charge of obtaining all the information in real time, and also allows us to perform different actions. We recommend downloading the EdiGreen Home application from the official Google Play stores and also the App Store:

EdiGreen Home
EdiGreen Home
EdiGreen Home

Some of the most interesting actions of this application are the possibility of registering a maximum of 10 detection devices, ideal for having several in our home, or checking the air quality, temperature and humidity in several houses. Another important feature is that it allows us to configure Push notifications, we will be able to individually configure all the particles that the device recognizes, as well as the temperature and humidity in our home. In an intelligent way, when the values ​​exceed the configured threshold, it will notify us immediately.

Finally, this application allows us to see in real time the temperature, humidity and pollution of other cities. In the case of Spain, it allows us to see the pollution in Madrid and Barcelona, ​​the two largest cities. Edimax will soon equip this device with voice control, adding compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Home assistants, ideal for making our home even more intelligent and “domotic”.

In RedesZone we have recorded a complete video where you can see in detail all the application and its functionalities:

We recommend you visit the complete review of the Edimax AI-2002W, the device that will allow us to monitor up to 5 types of particles in the air to check its quality, temperature and humidity. We must remember that this device connects directly to our Wi-Fi wireless network, it does not connect to a “hub” and this in turn to our home network, but rather incorporates a Wi-Fi antenna compatible with the Wi-Fi standard. Fi 4 in the 2.4GHz band, in this way, we will have a great coverage to place it in the ideal place in our home.

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Manual to configure ACLs on a managed Edimax Pro switch

The first thing we must be clear about is the network that we set up last week, where we had a total of 3 VLANs with 3 different subnets, and all of them using as a router an L3 switch with network layer functions, and of course, with its corresponding DHCP server to provide IP addressing to all computers on the network itself.

The switch used is the same as the previous assembly, the GS-5416PLC model. The “ACL” section is where we will have to create the different access control lists, to later assign them to the different physical interfaces. In the “IPv4 ACL” area is where we will create the ACLs, later in “IPv4 ACE” configure the different rules of this ACL, and finally, in “ACL Binding” bind these ACLs with the physical interfaces of the switch.

We enter the “IPv4 ACL” section, and the first thing to do is name the ACL, and then click on “Apply”. It will automatically appear at the bottom, where we will have the list of all the ACLs that we have created.

In the “IPv4 ACE” section is where we will have to create the different access control lists, configuring a sequence number, an action (allow, deny or “shutdown” that turns off the port when it receives a match), which protocol we are going to use , destination source IP addressing, source and destination ports (if we use transport layer protocols), and other information such as ToS and more.

For our example, we have blocked the ICMP of IP 192.168.10.2 so that it cannot send ICMP packets to any destination address. If we only wanted to block the “ping”, we could also block the ICMP echo-request type. We must bear in mind that we must indicate at least one “permit” for there to be traffic, otherwise it will block everything by default.

Once we have created the rule in the ACL that we have added, we must use it on a physical port. To do this, we go to the “ACL Binding” section and select the ACL that we have created that is in “IPv4 ACL”. Once we click on «Apply», we will get the list of all ports, select one or more ports and click on «Binding» to be able to bind the ACL to those ports.

ACL is applied instantly, there is no need to reboot the switch or save the current configuration. As you can see, before applying the ACL we can ping without problems, but after applying the ACL on the port, we will not be able to ping.

This switch also allows us to block at the IP level, in this way, we can block access from a certain network (VLAN 10) to another network (VLAN 20), so that they cannot communicate in any way. Below, you can see this denial rule:

As you can see, before applying the ACL we can ping the gateway of the other subnet without problems, but after applying the ACL on the port, we will not be able to ping that gateway.

Thanks to the ACL function of the Edimax switch, we will be able to allow, deny and even turn off the port if a certain traffic is received that matches this access control list that we have created.

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How to configure IGMP Snooping on the Edimax GS-5208PLG

The first thing we have to do once we have configured the manageable switch as we need it, is to access the graphical configuration interface. If we have not yet configured this switch, we will have to put a static IP address within the 192.168.2.0/24 subnet, such as 192.168.2.2. The switch has IP address 192.168.2.1, the default username and password are “admin / 1234”.

Once we are in the menu, we must go to the section «IGMP Snooping«, Since it is where we will have each and every one of the configuration options.

The menu is very simple, the first option we have «Blocking Unknown Multicast»Will help us so that the switch blocks any multicast traffic that is not registered in the IGMP Snooping. Thanks to this function, multicast traffic that is not in an IGMP multicast group will be blocked so that it does not saturate the local network.

This menu is also where we can enable IGMP Snooping featureIn this way, the switch will create a small table, where we will have the multicast group, the port and the VLAN where the multicast traffic is being generated, and it will be in charge of sending the multicast traffic only through the ports where said traffic has been requested. . We must remember that this model is compatible with both IGMPv2 and IGMPv3.

In the drop-down menu, it allows us create a static IGMP entry, where we are going to define the router port. Only one port can be selected as «Static Router Port«, From 1 to 10 (including SFP ports), the rest of the ports will be configured as« Member ports ». This «Static Router Port» will help the switch to know statically (manually) through which port it should forward the multicast traffic that reaches it.

A very important detail that we must bear in mind is that if we have Link Aggregation activated (on ports 7,8 and 9,10), we will not be able to use the «Static Router Port» function. In fact, when activating Link Aggregation, the firmware will no longer show us in the drop-down that these ports are available to configure them as router port.

Finally, this switch supports a total of 128 IGMP groups according to its technical specifications.

Edimax GS-5208PLG switch in-depth review

In RedesZone we have carried out a complete analysis of this manageable switch. You will be able to see all the characteristics of its firmware in detail, as well as the real performance that we have obtained in the test laboratory. In addition, we must indicate that the price of this switch is very competitive, since we can find it on Amazon for less than 200 euros.

We recommend you visit our page dedicated to the manufacturer Edimax where you will find each and every one of the analyzes that we have published to date. You can also visit our Edimax Pro section where you will find configuration manuals for your devices.