Category Archives: EdgeRouter

#Edgerouter: Force restart a PPPOE connection.

By | September 15, 2017

One of my internet service providers uses PPPOE for the internet connection. Sometimes if the physical connection is down for a long time the pppoe0 interface is no longer reconnecting or is stuck (looks like connected but no traffic passes through it). I found out that the problem is solved by force reconnecting it through… Read More »

EdgeRouter: UBNT releases fix for firmware 1.9 that broke my l2tp/ipsec

By | December 31, 2016

That warm feeling that you contributed to the community when you find your bug report in an official release notes 🙂 There is a new firmware release EdgeRouter ER-8/ERPro-8/EP-R8: Firmware v1.9.1 that reports as fixed an issue first reported by me for the 1.9 firmware. The issue was reported in the thread Update to 1.9… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Force add the default routes to the load balanced WAN interfaces

By | August 26, 2016

An EdgeRouter firmware update from 1.8.5 to 1.9 broke my L2TP based VPN. After the update my l2tp connection to local subnets was no longer working. Note that I have a load balancing setup with eth0 and eth1 being the load balanced WAN interfaces. It seems that due to the changes done for the l2tp… Read More »

Data Center: Add EdgeRouter logs to Security Onion

By | November 10, 2016

After seting up Security Onion as my home data center IDS (see I started to integrate monitoring of other resources to it. The first idea was to add the monitoring of my EdgeMax routers. Security Onion has a syslog-ng service that is able to receive client syslog data. Then we can visualize this data… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Routing through OpenVPN and IPSEC with OSPF

By | May 9, 2016

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is a routing protocol for Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Because I have site-to-site OpenVPN and IPSEC tunnels between my primary and remote sites I ended up defining lots of static routes. The environment started to be complex enough to justify the use of OSPF that is supported by EdgeRouter. The… Read More »

EdgeRouter: IPSEC site-to-site with Virtual Tunnel Interface

By | February 27, 2019

The following are the steps I used to perform to set up an IPSEC VPN with a vti (virtual tunnel interface). The advantage is that using a vti gives us a route-able interface so making it easy to work with the IPSEC tunnel. The current setup looks like: Primary Site: ER-8 (with load-balancing WAN1 and… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Policy Based Routing for OpenVPN when Load Balancing dual WANs

By | May 26, 2017

Trying to fix my OpenVPN site-to-site link and due to the environment update I had to do some changes. The initial setup of the OpenVPN is here First of all there is a new EdgeRouter ER-8 that is directly linked to the main ISP I got this from see Ubiquiti ER-8 Netzwerk/Router .… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Dual WAN + Hair Pin+ Multiple networks + OpenVPN site-to-site VPN

By | April 1, 2016

My setup becomes more and more complicated bellow there are the updated steps of my configurations with references to the original posts containing the partial configurations. STEP 1 EdgeRouter : Dual WAN with Hair Pin Initially I started with a dual-wan configuration with some extra setting to exclude from load balancing the hair pin connections:… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Dynamic DNS with

By | July 11, 2016

I wanted to use for my site-to-site VPN connection some aliases in the configuration files. The simple solution was to configure some dynamic DNS aliases with After creating an account and defining a site name like do the following from CLI configure set service dns dynamic interface eth0 service afraid host-name set… Read More »

EdgeRouter: OpenVPN site-to-site performance

By | March 30, 2016

As a result of setting up my site-to-site VPN see this it is much easier to transfer things from one site to the other. The questions that came to mind were: What is the bandwidth of my VPN ? What is the limiting factor ? My ISPs or the Edge Router ? To answer to… Read More »