Router/Firewall Firmware flashing required Approximate Price Recommended Number of Phones Estimated setup time Dual Band Wifi QoS VPN VLANs Ethernet Ports Data Storage WAN load balancing SPI Firewall IPS/IDS Content Filtering Telnet & SSH CLI IPv6 Support
Netgear WNR3500Lv2 Flashed with DD-WRT

Yes

Contact support for assistance 

~$50+

Router can be purchased here

1 to 25 phones ~15 - 20 minutes check check check check WAN
1x gigabit

LAN
4x gigabit

 1 x
USB 2.0

1 x
USB 3.0

x check x x check check
Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X & Ubiquiti access point

No

~$150 for both devices

EdgeRouter can be purchased here

Access point can be purchased here

20 or more phones ~20 - 40 minutes for both devices WiFi supplied by access point check check check 5x configurable gigabit

No USB port

check check x x check check
ZyXEL ZyWall USG Series No

~$200

Non-wireless version can be purchased here

Wireless version can be purchased here

20 or more phones ~30 - 60 minutes check check check check WAN
1x gigabit

LAN
4x gigabit

 1 x
USB 3.0

check check Limited.

Higher end
models only.
check check check
New SonicWalls

Known As SonicOS Enhanced

No ~$300+ 20 or more phones ~30 - 60 minutes check check check check 6x gigabit
switch ports

1x console

 2 x
USB 3.0

1 x
SD Card

check check check check check check
Cisco Meraki Cloud Routers No ~$300+*
This router requires a Cisco service contract
20 or more phones ~30 - 60 minutes

check

(Model dependent)

check check check WAN
1x gigabit

LAN
4x gigabit

1 × USB 2.0

(for 3G/4G failover)

check

(Model dependent)

check check check check check

Below are the reasons why these routers are recommended:

  • A long track record of success with many customers that own these devices that we have worked with extensively.
  • Bandwidth Management/Rate Control, which is an important feature for VoIP system.  It's effective at ensuring excellent call quality and at resolving call quality problems.

Feature comparisons are based on the following models:

  • AirStation N600 DD-WRT Router WZR-600DHP
  • ZyXEL USG20W
  • SonicWall TZ215
  • Cisco Meraki Z1 Cloud Managed Router

While we confirmed that the recommended routers function successfully on customer's sites, we cannot guarantee that all firmware versions and hardware revisions of the models we have documented in our knowledge base will work correctly, because manufacturers continually change the firmware and hardware revisions on their devices. For more information on how to proceed with initial setup review our Knowledge Base article Critically Important Information For All Devices.

See our Knowledge Base articles for the list of recommended switches and full router & gateway list. 

We also offer a credit of up to $150, with provided receipt, in instances where the router is required to be replaced.