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Greetings all.. can I call upon your collective expertise please?

Just upgraded to fibre broadband - 300MB to the house.... :)  as is
typical=
ly the case, the ISP supplied "router" is utter shite... - even
more so thi=
s time round, since there isn't technically a "router" in the
traditional s=
ense.. - they fitted a fibre gateway which provides the physical
connection=
to my LAN, - but it isn't a router as you or I would understand it.. - the=
re's no management interface in it for example... all the configuration
tha=
t would normally be provided by the on-prem router (LAN IP range, DHCP
rang=
e, etc. etc.) is actually set in the cloud & stored at their end... -
that =
would be fine if it was a "proper" set of config options
available, but it'=
s so basic it's laughable - it's literally just what I said above, plus
the=
ability to set a few Wifi options.. - the entire management interface fits=
on one page!

There's no DHCP reservations, no VPN, no DDNS, nothing...

So I'm going to put it in bridge mode and put a proper router my side of
it=
.... - trouble is, no router that I currently own has a fast enough WAN
port=
.... - It's madness to put a router with a 10/100 WAN port on a 300MB
connec=
tion, so I need to buy a new router with a 10/100/1000 WAN port... and I'm
=
looking for recommendations from anyone who might have a modern decent
rout=
er...

I don't care about its Wifi speed or performance... - I have a separate
Mes=
h Wifi system, so the first thing I always do is turn off the WiFi in the
r=
outer...

I do care about LAN management options...
I need to set a lot of DHCP reservations (lots of IoT devices that don't
li=
ke changing IP) - my last one only let me have 16 reservations... :(
I need to set it to use DynDNS as a DDNS provider
I need a reasonably easy to use firewall
I need about a dozen port forwarding rules.
I don't need or care to connect storage or printers to a USB port, but I
gu=
ess that feature is probably ubiquitous these days
VPN passthrough would be good, actual VPN server would be even better
A DMZ would be useful

Etc. etc. - the usual stuff really...

Anyone got any good suggestions?

TIA

Paul G




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<p class="MsoNormal">Greetings all.. can I call upon your
collective expertise please?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Just upgraded to fibre broadband
&#8211; 300MB to the house&#8230;. <span
style="font-family:Wingdings">
J</span>&nbsp; as is typically the case, the ISP supplied
&#8220;router&#8221; is utter shite&#8230; - even more so this
time round, since there isn&#8217;t technically a
&#8220;router&#8221; in the traditional sense.. &#8211; they
fitted a fibre gateway which provides the physical connection to my LAN,
- but it isn&#8217;t a router as you or I would understand it..
&#8211; there&#8217;s no management interface in it for
example&#8230; all the configuration that would normally be provided by
the on-prem router (LAN IP range, DHCP range, etc. etc.) is actually set in
the cloud &amp;
stored at their end&#8230; - that would be fine if it was a
&#8220;proper&#8221; set of config options available, but
it&#8217;s so basic it&#8217;s laughable &#8211; it&#8217;s
literally just what I said above, plus the ability to set a few Wifi
options.. &#8211; the entire management interface fits on
one page!<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">There&#8217;s no DHCP
reservations, no VPN, no DDNS,
nothing&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So I&#8217;m going to put it in
bridge mode and put a proper router my side of it&#8230; - trouble is,
no router that I currently own has a fast enough WAN port&#8230; -
It&#8217;s madness to put a router with a 10/100 WAN port on a 300MB
connection, so I need
to buy a new router with a 10/100/1000 WAN port&#8230; and
I&#8217;m looking for recommendations from anyone who might have a
modern decent router&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I don&#8217;t care about its Wifi
speed or performance&#8230; - I have a separate Mesh Wifi system, so
the first thing I always do is turn off the WiFi in the
router&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I do care about LAN management
options&#8230; <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I need to set a lot of DHCP
reservations (lots of IoT devices that don&#8217;t like changing IP)
&#8211; my last one only let me have 16 reservations&#8230;
<span
style="font-family:Wingdings">L</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I need to set it to use DynDNS as a
DDNS provider<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I need a reasonably easy to use
firewall<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I need about a dozen port forwarding
rules.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I don&#8217;t need or care to
connect storage or printers to a USB port, but I guess that feature is
probably ubiquitous these days<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">VPN passthrough would be good, actual
VPN server would be even better<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">A DMZ would be
useful<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Etc. etc. &#8211; the usual stuff
really&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Anyone got any good
suggestions?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">TIA<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
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<p class="MsoNormal">Paul
G<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
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