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Not particularly consumer friendly, but I've used MikroTik RouterBoards
for many years, both on my own network and customer networks. They've
been reliable so far, 1 DOA and 1 died after a thunderstorm that also
took out the BT equipment on the customer's premesis, so probably not a
traditional failure.

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
> the 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
> would understand it.. ? there?s no management interface in it for
> example? 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 & 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 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
> modern 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
> in the router?
>
> I do care about LAN management options?
>
> I need to set a lot of DHCP reservations (lots of IoT devices that
> don?t 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
> I 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?
>
> TIA
>
> Paul G
>
>
>
>



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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">Not particularly consumer
friendly, but
I've used MikroTik RouterBoards for many years, both on my own
network and customer networks. They've been reliable so far, 1 DOA
and 1 died after a thunderstorm that also took out the BT
equipment on the customer's premesis, so probably not a
traditional failure.<br>
<br>
On 02/02/18 12:46, Paul Gordon <a
class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:paul_gordon@xxxxxxx";>paul_gordon@xxxxxxx</a>
[ukha_d]
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collective expertise please?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
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<p class="MsoNormal">Just upgraded to fibre broadband ?
300MB to
the house?. <span style="font-family:Wingdings">
J</span>  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 the 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
would understand it.. ? there?s no management interface in it
for example? 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?
- 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!<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">There?s no DHCP reservations, no VPN,
no
DDNS, nothing?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">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
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 modern decent router?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">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 in the
router?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I do care about LAN management
options? <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I need to set a lot of DHCP
reservations
(lots of IoT devices that don?t like changing IP) ? my last
one only let me have 16 reservations?
<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?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> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Etc. etc. ? the usual stuff
really?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Anyone got any good
suggestions?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">TIA<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Paul
G<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p
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