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Re: fast router
We're using a Draytek Vigor 2862 here with Virgin Media and it works
The WAN port is gigabit and the hardware claims over 400mbps throughput,
though our broadband is only 150mbps so I can't verify this, though I've
no reason not to believe them.
I'm pretty sure it has everything you need - firewall/DMZ/reservations
plus built-in VPN server.
We have the model with AC Wifi but I think they do one without any Wifi
which would save you a few quid.
We went with Draytek as I know a number of UKHA'ers have recommended
them for years as being pretty solid pieces of kit.
On 02/02/18 12:46, Paul Gordon paul_gordon@xxxxxxx [ukha_d] wrote:
> Greetings all.. can I call upon your collective expertise please?
> Just upgraded to fibre broadband ? 300MB to the house?. J as is
> typically the case, the ISP supplied ?router? is utter shite? - even
> more so this time round, since there isn?t technically a ?router? in
> traditional sense.. ? they fitted a fibre gateway which provides the
> physical connection to my LAN, - but it isn?t a router as you or I
> understand it.. ? there?s no management interface in it for example?
> the configuration that would normally be provided by the on-prem
> (LAN IP range, DHCP range, 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
> 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
> connection, 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
> decent router?
> I don?t care about its Wifi speed or performance? - I have a separate
> Mesh Wifi system, so the first thing I always do is turn off the WiFi
> the router?
> I do care about LAN management options?
> I need to set a lot of DHCP reservations (lots of IoT devices that
> like changing IP) ? my last one only let me have 16 reservations? L
> 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
> guess 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?
> Paul G
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