From IP to IP

As networking becomes more complex and vital to a business, our aim is to simplify your network for peak performance.

To do this we have used conventions to configure the network and these assumptions will suit most organisations (80%-90%) with under 250 users. Our core assumption is that you want to configure your network with voice at its heart. That’s because voice is the most time sensitive of all your applications. The equipment guide is modular. However our aim is to provide you with a diagnostic trace from an internal IP address to a final website address.

It all starts with your connection to the web

1. Broadband

Our system only works with high speed commercial broadband lines.

FTTC, or FTTP. You need to use byroute broadband connections, so that we can integrate the performance statistics from the connection to the Portal

The broadband has business grade contention

Choose the response time (in working hours) you require for a full fault diagnosis and in most cases a fix

2. Gateway or Router

We supply four models, depending on the number of Ports required and the number of users on the system.

All our routers are configured to run two circuits, one for voice and one for data, with the system failover to the alternate circuit in the event of a failure.

Gateway or Router Software

The router monitors and sends performance details to our servers continuously. The software gives you login details to see the following.

1. Continual broadband performance. In particular it flags anytime the broadband circuit is full which has the potential to affect voice.

2. The ability to run two circuits to separate voice and data with failover between the two.

3. Trace routes and timing measures to reach any particular site.

4. DHCP tables for each MAC address.

5. Automatic alerts on broadband failure, with automatic fault ticket generation in the byroute office.

6. Automatic firmware upgrades

7. Event logs to see if anything has been changed on the network

All of the ports are locked down and port forwarding, whitelisting and IP blacklists available with the security upgrade.

Gateway or Router Hardware


This four port gateway can manage upto 50 users, and operates at 100mbps which is more than enough for circuits that are limited to download at 80mbps. The first two ports on the router are reserved for the internet connections and the third port for the Switch and the last port for the wireless connection. Wireless access points are separate and can be plugged directly into the router.

BRX 10

This is a ten port gateway which can manage slightly more users up to 65 users. The router is often used to remove the need for a switch in a small deployment. Using our conventions there are 7 free ports for devices. With layer three switching you could daisy chain phones and computers together in a sub 5 user deployment, provided you are using phones with gbps capability. Worth noting a router will not provide POE The BRX ten is also used in larger deployments of 40-60 users.

BRX 150

This is a ten port gateway, with 400mbps firewall capacity that supports upto 150 users, with 4GB hard.

BRX 250

This ten port gateway, with 750 mbps firewall capacity supports upto 250 users, and has dual gbps passthrough rates with 8GB hard disk for IP tables.

3. Access Points

These are separate for the gateway so that they can be placed in positions to give maximum coverage.

They are stand alone units with common SSID and password management.

There is the n and ac protocols.

The software allows you measure and monitor the speeds that you are achieving real time so that you can optimise the placement of the access points.

The points can be plugged into the switch or the router directly.

4. Switches

All our switches work as layer three switches.

This enables voice to be prioritised across the network. It also improves the network speed, and drastically reduces the strain on the router.

Switch Software

The switches monitor and sends performance details to our servers continuously. The software gives you login details to see the following.

1. Cable status, is the cable plugged in correctly

2. Power tests to ensure cable performing without interference

3. Throughput per port

4. Device map with device name associated with each port

5. Separate device performance statistics

6. Event logs

Switch Hardware

Once again our aim is to simplify the choice for your network removing unnecessary options.

There are three core choices 8 port, 24 port and 48 port switches, all with POE or without POE. Phones typically use 10w POE and camera equipment uses around 15w, and access points around 10w.

The ports are stackable, up to 12 in a deployment. This can be done either virtually or physically depending on the requirements.

8 Port

Each port handles 1Gbps. If you are stacking the ports physically then the backbone will be limited to this speed. Alternatively they can be virtually stacked by plugging each one directly into the router.

24 Port

These ports have two 1GB SPF sockets which can be bonded to give 2GB physical backbone between two stacked switches, or 1GB between 3 stacked switches. They have a throughput capacity of 104Gbps.

48 Port

These ports have four 10GB SPF sockets that can be bonded to give 40GB backbone between two stacked switches, or 20GB between three stacked switches. They have a throughput capacity of 176Gbps

What do you need?


Cloud based network management portal.

byroute recieves monitoring data from each component & provides you with real-time network performace updates.


Dedicated Broadband

Dedicated Gateway / Router

Dedicated Switch

Dedicated Wireless Access Point(s)

byroute Gateway / Router is required to provide base data. The byroute software will work with other switches but will not provide switch management on the portal.