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Pakedge® FG Series Gigabit Fortigate Security Router Appliance-R10

Model #: R10
Pakedge Devices & Software Inc
At a Glance

The feature-rich R10 multimedia routers brings the power and flexibility of high performance networking for medium to large networks. Built for high performance while maintaining flexibility, the R10 router incorporates functional features and innovations aimed at medium to large size networks for multidwelling and complex residential and small commercial office applications, as well as networks with multiple and diverse types of devices that require traffic segmentation. It incorporates a policy engine that allows for maximum customization of traffic management.

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  • Twenty-one 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ports – 2 WAN, 1 DMZ, 16 LAN, 2 High Availability
  • Two SFP (fiber) ports
  • Three management ports – 1 RJ45, 1 USB, 1 console
  • Dual WAN ports with failover mode
  • TruStream™ AV traffic management (IGMP snooping, QoS)
  • Traffic segmentation with 8 PakedgeZones™
  • Security (Firewall, DMZ, PPTP/SSL VPN, guest port)
  • High performance FortiASIC RISC based CPU with CP8 content processor
  • 32 Gb of internal storage
  • Comprehensive browser based management menu
  • Onboard diagnostics and real time reporting
  • Dynamic DNS for convenient remote access

High Performance Chipset

High performance networking starts with the core. A high performance processor is critical to fast, accurate, stable and reliable routing capabilities. The engine powering the R10 router is a custom RISC based ASIC and processor optimized to process AV network traffic at high speeds. It has a separate FortiAsic CP8 content processor that works outside the flow of network traffic to offload CPU resources while accelerating content inspection services (such as antivirus and intrusion prevention services). The two processors work together It works in conjunction with other network system components by taking on many of the packet-based communications maintenance tasks such as general TCP processing, network address translation, and some encryption/decryption tasks. AV traffic management is a key function and the router performs a critical part of that functionality. In addition, it enables firewall acceleration for maximum throughput, accelerates VPN performance for high speed, secure remote access, and delivers fast UTM content processing (for models with UTM). The processor in the R10 is capable of processing 2.5 Gbps of throughput and up to 3,00,000 concurrent sessions.

Versatile Gigabit Ports

The R10 router features twenty-one 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, as follows:

  • 2 WAN
  • 1 DMZ
  • 16 LAN
  • 2 High Availability

The two WAN ports can operate in three ways as follows:

  • Failover protection – two service lines from two independent WAN or Internet Service Provider (ISP) sources are connected to ports 1 and 2 – one will be active and one in standby mode. When service from the first ISP is interrupted, the service in Port 2 is automatically activated to maintain service.
  • Redundant port - one service line is connected to the router (either port 1 or 2, but not both). In the event that one of the WAN port experiences a problem, the cable is manually disconnected from the WAN port and connected to second WAN port.
  • Two independent ports working concurrently – each WAN port can be configured to carry different services through the router to network applications. This is an advanced operational configuration and technical support for this capability is provided by Fortinet (not Pakedge).

A single DMZ ports all connected devices to be placed outside of the firewall. The DMZ port is a separate network on its own subnet. This port does not have access to the normal internal VLANs; however, all the internal networks have access to it (except for the guest network on PakedgeZones™ 6). The purpose of placing a device on the DMZ port is to add security to the network. If an intruder gains access to the DMZ network, they will have no access to the internal network.

There are 16+2 gigabit LAN ports used to connect various devices on the network, including switches and other devices directly. The LAN ports are configured to automatically pass through 8 zones of PakedgeZones™ specific traffic. Two of the LAN ports are shared ports – that is, if a fiber optic cable is connected to one of the SFP ports, one of the shared RJ45 LAN port is disabled. There are two ports that are high availability ports – these can only be used to connect the router to a high availability cluster. Multicolor LEDs indicate traffic speed passing through the port, with green indicating 1000 Mbps, amber indicating 100 Mbps, and off for 10 Mbps.

Multipurpose USB Ports

The R10 router features two high throughput USB 2.0 ports. These ports are multipurpose ports and can be used to connect to an optional 3G/4G cellular modem (user supplied) for backup service, as well as connect to the FortiUSB key (a single secure place to store your router configuration as well as restore from it), as well as firmware backup and installation.

Management Ports

There are three management ports on the R10 router – one dedicated RJ45, one console port, and one USB port. These ports provide dedicated access to managing the router as well as perform various maintenance and configuration tasks. Command line interface (CLI) access is available through the Console port.

Designed for AV with Pakedge TruStream™

Multimedia based networks have unique characteristics – the content or traffic is bandwidth intensive (video), low latency, and in some cases time sensitive. Multimedia content may be created on mobile devices, and just as likely to be consumed on those same devices. In addition, multimedia content are often delivered in either a broadcast (one to many) or multicast (one to select many) manner. In addition, it must be delivered error free and the connection must be continuously available for a transparent user experience.

The R10 routers incorporate TruStream™ technologies designed for seamless and efficient processing of multimedia traffic. This suite of technologies enhance speed, throughput, and traffic management and is ideal for systems with multicast and broadcast devices. These features include:

  • Traffic prioritization – traffic is prioritized and delivered by device, port, or media type based on user configurable specification. Latency sensitive applications like streaming video and VOIP telephony can be prioritized ahead of traffic from less sensitive devices.
  • Multicast/broadcast traffic management – IGMP protocols prevent mult-cast traffic from overwhelming the network and slowing the system to a crawl. IGMP snooping enables Pakedge managed switches to identify multicast traffic throughout the network and only pass it to the nodes that need it. IGMP query only enables nodes in the network to be identified as those that want to receive multicast traffic.

VLANs Made Easy With Pakedge Zones™

While VLANs can segment a network into multiple smaller networks and prioritize them, the configuration process can be difficult. Enterprise networks can support hundreds of VLANs, and managing them can be daunting. Pakedge Zones™ simplify VLANs for A/V networks by breaking them into six subnetworks: management, voice, audio/video, automation, data, and guest. Pakedge Zones™ make traffic segmentation easy - allowing multiple traffic types and even broadcast traffic from devices like IP security cameras to exist on the network without interference. They prevent traffic from flooding your network so that latency sensitive traffic like VoIP can maintain optimal performance. Pakedge Zones™ are implemented in Pakedge managed switches and in the Pakedge wireless access points.

The R10 router is preconfigured with PakedgeZones™ with all zones enabled. Unlike the K60D and K60DU routers, the R10 has 8 preconfigured zones in its PakedgeZones™ configuration. Zones 2 to 8 can be enabled or disabled as necessary. Network traffic, categorized into one of six PakedgeZones on other Pakedge switches and wireless access points, are automatically recognized, processed and passed to the appropriate zones on all network devices connected to the R10 router. The additional two zones are available should the Pakedge switches have two more zones added. While PakedgeZones compar™entalize traffic within its Zones to prevent traffic on one zone from communicating with another zone, there may be times when it is necessary for a device connected on one Zone to communicate with a device on another zone. For example, an user with a smart phone connected to the network on Zone 1 wants to view footage from a security cameras operating in Zone 3. Pakedge ZoneBonding, enables this capability by allowing you to select which Zones should be able to intercommunicate.

Enhanced Security

The Pakedge R10 routers employ a variety of features to protect the security of your network. These features, when integrated with other Pakedge devices, provide an advanced multi-layer level of network security. These features include:

  • Firewall – protects the network from unauthorized access
  • PakedgeZones™ – prevent an attack that exposes all devices within the network by keeping traffic for Zone specific devices compar™entalized within their corresponding Zone only
  • Virtual private network (VPN) – allow remote access to the network through a secure and encrypted connection. The R10 routers incorporate Point to Point Tunnel Protocol (PPTP) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN.
  • DMZ – enables specified internal devices on the internal network to be placed outside of the firewall. This allows external users to access the device without having to access the local network.
  • Guest Zone – Zone 6 of the PakedgeZones is dedicated for guest usage and only allows devices operating in this zone to access the Internet only with no access to the local network.

Silent Operation

The R10 routers are designed to be used in locations in a variety of locations, from wiring closets, basements, to point of use spaces (such as conference rooms, offices, home theaters and other living and work spaces). This required that the routers be designed for silent operation. This is accomplished through careful thermal management design. The R10 routers are based on a passive thermal design and no fan is required.

Remotely Manageable

The R10 routers can be integrated with the Pakedge Bakpak Cloud Management System. Through Bakpak, it’s easy to get a complete overview of your network. Devices connected to any Pakedge switch can be viewed at a glance, with full access to the management menus through the device portal remotely – from anywhere in the world.

Connect+ Platform Certified

The R10 routers are a core component of the Pakedge Connect+ Platform, and is certified to integrate seamlessly with other Pakedge certified components for a total system experience. In addition, Connect+ Certified means that the product will share device intelligence with other certified devices, as well as leverage intelligence from other devices for improved performance and unlock additional functionality. These functionalities may include automated fault detection and self-healing, self-optimization and automated firmware management, disaster recovery and remote management.

Comprehensive Browser Based Management Menu

The management menu of the R10 routers is accessed through a web browser. Access to the router interface via Command Line Interface (CLI) is available through the console port (located at the front of the router) or through a widget on the browser management menu.

The Pakedge R10 is an advanced feature rich router with many advanced services and features not found on other routers in the market today. Pakedge has preconfigured this router for use in most AV networks and applications in order to simplify installation. Any remaining tasks will be for the technician to enter in project or site specific information (e.g. IP addresses, usernames and passwords, etc.) for final on-site tuning.

The most common router management functions are in four areas:

  • Router status
  • Routing and traffic management
  • Services and applications
  • Administrative maintenence

The status dashboard, displayed immediately upon login, shows key router statistics, including CPU, memory and storage usage, system information (uptime, firmware version, configuration), services/features enabled, and top applications, sources and destinations. The R10 provides real time monitoring and logging of router activities and statistics.

Common routing and traffic management functionality, are available in the R10, including:

  • Port Forwarding – allows services inside the network to be available from the Internet
  • DMZ management– enables one specific device to be placed outside of the firewall for external access
  • Network Zones – Management of specific PakedgeZones™
  • DHCP management – disabling, leases and reservations
  • Dual WAN – enabling WAN1 and WAN2 operational modes, including failover
  • Quality of Service – build and customize routing policies based on applications and services

The Services group consists of the following management tasks:

  • IGMP Snooping – enables router to assist in determining which devices on the network need to listen for multicast traffic
  • Dynamic DNS – allows router to be reached with a fixed hostname for users with dynamically changing IP addresses
  • Access Controls – manages what websites and devices are allowed or blocked
  • SNMP – enables or disables Simple Network Management Protocol for network management.
  • UPnP – allows for automatic configuration of router for network devices
  • VPN – manage access controls for VPN service
  • Device discovery – scans and identifies all devices on the network

The Maintenance group consists of the following management tasks:

  • Username/Password – set management menu access
  • Diagnostics – tools to troubleshoot network, including Ping, Traceroute and NSlookup
  • Remote Access – sets the secure web port to allow remote access to technicians for remote network support
  • Configurations – back up configuration settings to local computer, or restore configuration from local computer
  • Firmware – update router firmware through cloud based update, or if the cloud is not available, through a firmware update applied from firmware saved on the local computer or storage device
  • Reboot – reboots the router

Simple Device and Network Integration

The R10 series routers support Universal Plug And Play (UPnP) to facilitate easy integration with network devices.

Rack Mounting

The R10 router is a 1U rack mountable unit. Its front port configuration provides a retro data center look that allows for easy cable access. The console port is located at the front of the router, for those wishing to access the management menu that way. The R10 can be mounted in a recessed manner using the rack mounts, and along with a 2U or 3U cover plate with quick turn screws (optional and sold separately), to hide the cabling and give the rack a luxurious finished look.

Three Models to Choose From:

The R10 router is available from Pakedge in three possible configurations:

  • R10 – this is the router described here. It has been pre-configured for AV applications by Pakedge, including the static IP address, eight PakedgeZones™, VPN, and several other key router settings. Pakedge Tech Support will support routers with these configuration settings. All other more advanced settings, outside of the Pakedge preconfigured settings, will be supported by Fortinet in partnership with Pakedge.
  • R10U – this is the preconfigured R10 router with the UTM module enabled and registered. Pakedge will support the router as above but questions regarding UTM will be supported by Fortinet in partnership with Pakedge.
  • FG-100D – this is the base Fortinet 100D router and has not been preconfigured by Pakedge and is sold through Pakedge in partnership with Fortinet. All technical support will be available through Fortinet. This router is recommended only for our most knowledgeable and technical installers who wish to do very customized installations. Warranty terms and conditions from Fortinet apply for this model.

Application Guide

  • Medium to large size networks with large number of devices
  • Multi-dwelling units, complex residential, small commercial office networks High throughput WAN services (up to 2.5 Gbps)
  • Networks requiring traffic segmentation
  • Networks with many bandwidth heavy or latency sensitive devices

Stream Anything, and Everything

Your router acts as the brains of your network, redirecting and assigning data to their proper destinations. To get the most out of your network, you need a router that offers all the features required for a seamless and scalable AV system.

Turbocharged Processors

High-performance networking starts at the core. Every Pakedge router is built with advanced processors designed specifically to handle high-bandwidth, low-latency multimedia traffic. From single processors to dual-core designs capable of gigabit throughputs, Pakedge routers represent the gold standard in high-performance AV networking.

Designed for A/V

Pakedge routers are engineered to handle high-bandwidth multicast audio/video media in commercial and residential environments. Running on high-performance processors, Pakedge routers ensure that anything you throw at it—whether it is high-resolution audio, UHD video, or everything in between—we've got you covered.

Pakedge Zones™

Pakedge Zones™ are pre-configured VLANs (virtual local area networks) that separate network traffic into six easily identifiable zones: management, voice, audio/video, automation, data, and guest. Each zone (type of network traffic) is given its own “lane” and level of priority, ensuring that latency-sensitive traffic—such as streaming media and VoIP—is prioritized above less-sensitive traffic for optimal performance.

Zone Bonding for Multicast Routing

Pakedge routers incorporate Pakedge Zone Bonding, simplified multicast routing that allows smart devices that utilize multicast traffic, such as smartphones, security cameras, and video streaming, to communicate across Pakedge Zones (VLANs). By enabling Zone Bonding, you get the benefits of traffic segmentation while minimizing the complexity of configuring multicast routing.

Intelligent Traffic Management

For ultimate flexibility and control, Pakedge routers incorporate advanced traffic management and user-defined traffic rules. For example, quality of service (QoS) allows traffic from high-priority devices to be given precedence over less-critical network traffic when traveling across the network and to the Internet.

Secure Networking

Pakedge routers offer multiple layers of security to keep intruders out and your smart home secure. Pakedge delivers an embedded firewall that supports stateful packet inspection (SPI), parental controls with device and website access control, secure remote access with OpenVPN and Pakedge DDNS, and a secure guest network to keep your internal network secure and limit network access for visitors.

Remote Cloud Management

With BakPak Cloud Management, you can remotely manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the network and any connected network device all from a single dashboard. The RK-1 router hosts the full suite of BakPak features, allowing integrators to remotely manage the entire network, big or small. The WR-1 Wireless Router with BakPak Lite delivers remote management of the WR-1 for small homes.

A/V Aesthetics

A truly luxurious home deserves the look and feel of devices designed from the ground-up with class in mind. Elegant design, high-quality materials, and cool blue LEDs give Pakedge Routers a high-end A/V look and feel. Because of this focus on design, Pakedge Routers fit perfectly alongside any A/V equipment in a rack.



Port Speed10/100/1000Mbps
WAN Speed1000 Mbps
Fixed Ports20
WAN Ports2
LAN Ports16
DMZ Ports2
LAN/WAN Configurable Ports0
1G SFP Combo Ports2
USB Port2 (USB 2.0)
Static RoutingYes
Dynamic RoutingYes
Multicast RoutingYes
Firewall ControlYes
Content FilterBasic


ICSA LabsFirewall, IPsec, IPS, Antivirus, SSL-VPN
ComplianceFCC, CE, RoHS


Enclosure Dimensions (LxWxH)17.01 x 11.61 x 1.75in (43.2 x 29.5 x 4.4 cm)
Mounting OptionsRack
Weight9.4lb (4.3kg)
Input Voltage100V~240V AC, 0.9A, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption52.6 / 63 watts
Operating Temperature0°C~40°C
Storage Temperature-35°C~70°C
Relative Humidity20%~90% (Non-Condensing)
LED IndicatorsPWR, 1000M and Link/Act LED
Package ContentsRouter, Rack Mount, Ethernet Cord, Power Cord

Misc. Specs

Amount Of Lan Ports16
Amount Of Wan Ports2
Manufacturer Warranty3 Year
Number Of Lan Ports16
Product Weight9.4
WarningProposition 65 Warning for California Residents