Replacing CR1000a
zethon
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Hello, 

I'm looking to replace my Verizon CR1000A modem/router with another unit that will do the following:

* operate as the modem (I do not have Verizon TV)

* support a VPN like OpenVPN

* support port mirroring

I have an existing TPLink Mesh system that I would like to keep in place. Ideally I'd like the setup to look something like: {*Internet*}->(new device)->(Mesh Router(s))

Price isn't too important, as long as it's not more than a couple hundred dollars.

Please let me know if you have any recommendations and thank you!

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Cang_Household
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Verizon routers do not have built-in modems. You meant the ONT. The ONT is provided to the customer free of charge.

For OpenVPN, I am assuming you meant an OpenVPN client, but not a server. For this, a Mikrotik router can do. It depends on your speed requirements, ranges from $50-120.

Port mirroring is a basic feature supported by any switch chip, but not typically built out unless the switch is a managed one. For this, any used managed switch on Ebay can do. $20-40. The Mikrotik router with an integrated or a dedicated switch chip could do this as well.

I typically accomplish port mirroring with a Linux busybox connected with 2 USB-Ethernet adapters and use the built-in tc command. Or simply just bridge the adapters and tcpdump on the bridge interface.

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Cang_Household
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Verizon routers do not have built-in modems. You meant the ONT. The ONT is provided to the customer free of charge.

For OpenVPN, I am assuming you meant an OpenVPN client, but not a server. For this, a Mikrotik router can do. It depends on your speed requirements, ranges from $50-120.

Port mirroring is a basic feature supported by any switch chip, but not typically built out unless the switch is a managed one. For this, any used managed switch on Ebay can do. $20-40. The Mikrotik router with an integrated or a dedicated switch chip could do this as well.

I typically accomplish port mirroring with a Linux busybox connected with 2 USB-Ethernet adapters and use the built-in tc command. Or simply just bridge the adapters and tcpdump on the bridge interface.